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Long Beach Bike Accident Attorney

Are You Entitled To Compensation For Your Bike Crash?

In Southern California, we're lucky to have weather that allows people to ride bikes year-round. Unfortunately, bike riders share the road with many dangerous and negligent drivers. Tragically, bike riders often suffer serious injuries in accidents.

The challenges that an injured bicyclist faces after a collision are enough to discourage even the most positive person. However, there may be a solution to help you pay for medical care and treatment. Long Beach personal injury attorney Joseph H. Low IV never gives up and certainly won't let his clients quit when times get tough. Mr. Low is dedicated to helping injured bicyclists get compensation for damages associated with their accident. Call (888) 454-5569 for a free consultation to learn more about getting the justice that you deserve.

An Attorney Who Rides

As a lawyer who has participated in Ride 2 Recovery multiple times, Mr. Low has experienced the camaraderie, perseverance, and honor of riding hundreds of miles with disabled veterans. As a bicyclist and a former U.S. Marine himself, Mr. Low provides his personal injury clients with unparalleled insight and loyalty. He lives and breathes the challenges of a cyclist and knows the importance of preserving justice within civil law.

Joseph Low participating in Ride 2 Recovery

Seen here helping a wounded veteran at Ride 2 Recovery, Mr. Low understands the dedication of both riders and those who've served. He brings tenacity to each case and a will to help those who need it.


Shining Light on Your Future

You’ll feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and even angry after your accident. But this doesn't mean you can't get through this difficult chapter in your life. While working to build an effective personal injury case for your bike crash, Mr. Low may consult medical experts as well as accident reconstructionists. By spending time with his clients and fully understanding how their injuries have affected and may continue to affect their lives, Mr. Low is able to convey a convincing argument for an effective case.

Legal action isn't about revenge. It's about getting you the compensation that you deserve.


If you believe that your bike crash was caused by a negligent driver, a defective bike part, or a dangerous roadway, you may have a legitimate claim. Finding out as much as possible about your legal rights and options will help you make an informed decision as to whether you'd like to hold the responsible parties legally accountable.

Common Causes of Bike Accidents

Hundreds of miles of dedicated bike lanes have been set aside by Los Angeles County over the past few years, and laws have been passed to protect riders. But accidents still happen, and fatal injuries can and do occur. According to the California Highway Patrol, here are the most common causes of fatal bike accidents:

Common Injuries from Bicycle Accidents

Brain Damage

Traumatic brain injuries can have a profoundly negative impact on a person's physical health and quality of life. Unfortunately, brain injuries are often the result of blunt trauma to the head and frequently occur when a bicyclist is not wearing a helmet or is thrown from the bike. A person suffering from a brain injury may experience the following issues later on:

Persons recovering from brain injuries are often faced with mountains of medical bills, and many will need multiple surgeries and physical therapy for the rest of their lives.

Broken Bones

Bone fractures in the leg, clavicle, elbows, and hands are the most common, and they usually occur when a victim is thrown from his or her bike. These injuries heal in time, but depending on the severity, a victim may need physical therapy and orthopedic treatments to recover. Fractures can also lower a person's quality of life, and leave him or her with impaired mobility and physical function.

Dental and Jaw Trauma

Bicyclists frequently sustain dental injuries when they are struck by a moving vehicle. Chipped and broken teeth, damaged jawbones and muscles, and other issues requiring frequent visits to a dentist or oral surgeon are often reported. A bicyclist has an increased risk of sustaining dental injuries if he does not wear a mouthguard or helmet. Visits to dental specialists can easily cost more than $10,000 over time. Some dental trauma can also permanently alter a victim's physical appearance.

Paralysis

When a bicyclist sustains irreversible damage to the brain or spinal cord, paralysis is likely. Paralysis, or a loss of movement in the body, is one of the most life-altering, devastating medical conditions a human can endure. Paralysis is also expensive, since victims must face the prospect of hiring caretakers or residing in special medical facilities for the rest of their lives.

Nerve Damage

A torn or pinched nerve can lead to a lifetime of pain and mobility loss for a bicyclist. Nerve damage is relatively common, and visits to neurologists, physical therapists, spinal surgeons, and other specialists may be needed. Patients suffering from severe nerve damage may be unable to return to work or fully participate in life again. Often, patients will suffer from chronic pain if surgeries and medications fail to remedy the problem.

Head and Neck Injuries

When a bicyclist sustains an injury to the head or neck, he or she will face the following prospects:

If a bicyclist is thrown from the bike, the chance of sustaining a severe head or neck injury skyrockets. Trauma to the head can also lead to hemorrhaging in the brain or skull, which can be lethal if not treated immediately. When blood pools in the skull, the brain is deprived of oxygen. This loss of oxygen can impact a victim's physical and mental functioning if not stopped immediately. Cranial hemorrhages also have a high mortality rate compared to other injuries.

Wrongful Death

Each year, bike accidents lead to about half a million emergency room visits. California has the unfortunate distinction of leading the nation in bicycle accident deaths. According to the California Department of Transportation (DOT), there are about 350 bike accident deaths statewide each year.

In the tragic of event that you've lost a loved one in a bike accident, your family may pursue a financial settlement that can help cover the following:

There is a strict time limit in which you must file a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one in a bike accident. This deadline is called a statute of limitations. In California, the statute of limitations is two years.

Why Seek Legal Help?

Legal action isn't about revenge. It's about getting you the compensation that you deserve for lost wages and benefits, hospital fees, surgery costs, physical therapy expenses, the cost of medication, pain and suffering, and more. Insurance companies often offer injured claimants a much lower settlement than they may be entitled to.

However, when you have a Long Beach injury lawyer to vouch for you, you’re prepared to dodge or combat the deceptive practices of the insurance companies so you can receive full and just compensation.

After a serious bicycle crash, a family may have to cope with an entirely different way of living due to a disability, catastrophic injury, or death. Compensation from a lawsuit is intended to help a person receive closure, prevent negligent parties from striking again in the future, and cover expenses related to the injury.

For more information on how to protect your well-being and future, get in touch with a Long Beach bike accident attorney at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV by calling (888) 454-5569 or filling out an online contact form.

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