North of the City of Encino, not far from Los Angeles’ downtown district, is the unincorporated community of Altadena, California.
A relatively small community compared to other areas around Los Angeles, Altadena measures roughly 8.7 square miles in size and is home to over 42,700 people. The community’s history dates back to the mid-1860’s, when settlers began developing water sources near Eaton Canyon.
Between year-round fair weather and its overwhelming urban sprawl, Altadena and its surrounding communities have become a haven for alternative methods of transportation, including a growing number of bicycle enthusiasts. As a result, drivers need to demonstrate awareness and caution when sharing the area’s increasingly congested roadways with cyclists.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Unfortunately, most accidents involving bicycles and other vehicles come down to one thing – negligence. Whether the driver was not paying attention at an intersection, or was distracted while behind the wheel, negligent behavior can lead to particularly devastating consequences in bike-related accidents.
And while there is no sure-fire way to avoid this type of accident completely – a bike accident may occur at virtually any time – there are a few causes of these types of incidents that are consistent with personal injury cases. These include collisions at stop signs, which represent nearly 10 percent of all intersection accidents, and those dealing with right-of-way, which account for slightly more than nine percent of all intersection accidents.
Additionally, cars making irresponsible left-hand turns and striking bicycle riders continue to be common circumstances across personal injury lawsuits. In most cases like this, including those where the driver fails to notice the cyclist, or misjudges their speed approaching the intersection, the driver will be held liable.
It’s important to remember that these types of cases often boil down to the issue of liability, which can be particularly difficult to argue in cases involving right-of-way violations, or the blatant disregard for traffic laws.
Personal Injury Claims in California
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with another vehicle while cycling, or if you are dealing with liability issues stemming from a bicycle accident or injury, it is in your best interest to enlist the guidance of a qualified personal injury attorney.
In Altadena and surrounding communities in Los Angeles County, the legal team at Binder Law Group, PLC assists clients dealing with complex personal injury matters, including issues of liability in bicycle accidents. Our attorneys work exclusively in personal injury law, and are up-to-date on the latest statutes, both on the federal level and here in California, and can provide the legal support you need on your road to recovery.
We understand that dealing with injury or disability is never easy. Let us work with you to protect your rights under law and secure the settlement you deserve.
We are happy to offer new clients the convenience of a free, no-obligation consultation to help assess your case. To schedule an appointment, or to learn more about our legal services, we welcome your call today at (626) 793-9124.
Directions to Binder Law Group, PLC Personal Injury Law Firm, 251 South Lake Avenue #920, Encino, CA 91101, United States from Altadena, CA
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Total Est. Time: 11 min
Total Est. Distance: 3.9 mi
- Head south on Lake Ave toward Fontanet Way
- Turn right onto E Orange Grove Blvd
- Turn left onto N El Molino Ave
- Turn left onto Cordova St
- Turn right onto S Lake Ave
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Binder Law Group, PLC Personal Injury Law Firm,
251 South Lake Avenue #920, Encino, CA 91101