Santa Monica Bicycle Accident Attorney
Marina Del Rey Bike Injury Lawyers
The three most common driver-related causes of vehicle-bicycle collisions are:
- 1. Drivers failing to stop at stop signs or stopping too far into the intersection,
- 2. Drivers making a right-hand turn and cutting off a bicyclist in the bike lane, and
- 3. Drivers making a left turn in front of an oncoming bike.
In each of these situations, the automobile driver failed to notice the bike rider or failed to think about the effect his or her actions would have on the bicyclist. That lack of attention and reckless disregard for the safety of others on the road all too often results in serious or fatal injuries to the biker.
At the law office of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our Santa Monica bicycle accident attorneys work to ensure the facts are known. We are diligent in investigating bicycle accident cases. If you suffered a life-changing injury or your loved one died in a bicycle accident in California, or specifically in the Santa Monica area — Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey, Venice, Temescal Canyon, Topanga Canyon — contact the Santa Monica law office of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP for a free initial consultation with an attorney.
Investigating All Possible Causes of Santa Monica Bike Accidents
We start with the police report but we never end there. We understand the importance of high-caliber, customized, and persuasive evidence of wrongdoing.
We maintain an evidence warehouse where we store damaged bicycles for post-crash examination, testing and mechanical review. This extensive review can allow us to identify if a defective bike part or a defective bike helmet played a part in the accident or the injury. Our firm has been named the "#1 personal injury law firm in California" by Best Lawyers in America, and a Top Tier national firm in Products Liability by US News and World Reports/ Best Lawyers.
We locate and interview witnesses — other drivers, pedestrians and bikers throughout California, including along the Pacific Coast Highway, Ocean Boulevard or Pacific Avenue, the scene of many Santa Monica bike accidents.
We also look for any available video of the accident location. We examine road conditions, signage, visibility and lighting. When necessary, we take aerial photographs and road photographs to understand the conditions that may have led to the accident. In some cases, we identify roadway flaws that contributed to the crash and we bring a municipal liability case.
We work with expert accident investigators and skilled designers to create crash scene reenactments, build models and when appropriate, produce live trial demonstrations, which often play a pivotal role in securing a favorable outcome from a jury.
Put Skill and Experience on Your Side in Court
To speak to us about your bicycling accident claim, please contact the bike injury lawyers at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. From offices in Santa Monica, we represent injured cyclists in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, the South Bay area and throughout Southern California. We also consult with attorneys and clients nationwide.