Since many people in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas choose to get around via bicycle, it is imperative for drivers who share the road with them to keep a close watch and give them enough space to be safe. However, as much as it is said that bicyclists and cars must share the road safely, many drivers choose to behave recklessly and place bicyclists at risk. People who have been injured in a bike accident or lost a loved one in a fatal bicycle accident must remember they have the right to seek compensation in a lawsuit.
A 59-year-old man who was riding his bicycle was hit by a car and killed in LA recently. The accident happened not long after midnight. The vehicle that hit the man fled the scene, making it a hit-and-run. Law enforcement is examining security recordings from the area hoping that it can see what happened and perhaps identify the driver. There is also the hope that a witness will provide information. The man was a father of nine children and had five grandchildren. He was not far from his home when the accident occurred. The investigation is ongoing.
There are basic requirements that drivers must adhere to when on the road. Yielding, obeying the traffic laws and other strategies to remain safe should go without saying. When they are sharing the road with a bicycle, these requirements are even more vital. When there is a bicycle accident, the natural vulnerability of the rider makes it possible that there will be severe injuries and death. This can result in massive medical costs, lost income and other long-term problems. Losing a loved one carries with it other issues such as funeral costs and the acceptance of the loss of a loved one. This is made worse when there is an accident and the driver chooses to flee the scene rather than make certain the rider does not need assistance.
When someone is killed unexpectedly in this manner, it can cause a heavy emotional and financial burden on loved ones. Family members may want to consider pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. Having legal assistance to investigate the case is very beneficial in these circumstances.