How do you know if you need a bicycle accident lawyer

In our accident cases we have a long history of representing victims of bicycle accidents.  We know how difficult recovery from an accident can be physically, financially and emotionally.

Bicycle accident statistics

According to an NHTSA report, 50,000 people were injured in bicycle accidents and 726 people died in 2014.

Injuries you may suffer in a bicycle accident

After an accident you may have injuries such as:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Injuries to the brain
  • Serious fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Psychological disorders

These are some of the injuries you can suffer when you are hit by a car on your bike. If you have already been through, or are currently experiencing this bitter experience, you should be aware that many of these injuries have repercussions over time and can impair your quality of life.

That is why at the moment of having this mishap you should go to professionals in the legal area. Our lawyers are highly qualified to get the compensation that you deserve.

If you were involved in this accident while riding your bicycle on a sidewalk, crosswalk, on a corner, when passing behind a vehicle, on a street or avenue in the city, then you have the right to be reimbursed for all the medical expenses and physical rehabilitations you require, as well as to have your bicycle replaced and to pay for items lost or damaged during the accident such as sunglasses, cell phones, chains, ring and watches, among others.

Why we are different from other bicycle accident lawyers

  • Our attorneys are dedicated to representing victims of serious accidents or wrongful death.
  • We have the experience needed in this type of case. We know how to defeat the defenses commonly raised by insurance companies in bicycle accident cases.
  • If there is a dispute about who is at fault for the accident, a bicycle expert will be needed. We have relationships with the best bicycle accident experts in California.
  • We have the financial resources to fight if your claim is disputed by the other party and a claim has to be filed.
  • We can provide a cash advance if liability is not discussed and your injuries are serious.

If you do not have health insurance coverage or cannot afford to pay for medical treatment, our attorneys can make the necessary contacts for you to receive immediate medical treatment on a fee basis at the end of the case.

How do you know if you need a bicycle accident lawyer?

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may need the services of an experienced bicycle accident attorney.

Consider this: Being involved in a bicycle riding accident can result in serious injuries, and the more serious the injuries, the more expenses you will have to pay on the resulting medical bills.

In addition to these medical bills, you will lose days of work and your quality of life will be impaired as a result of the accident, and even more recovering from the injuries may take a lot of time and money for the therapies you will receive.

Also consider that as a result of bicycle accident injuries, your daily routine can be adversely affected, especially if you lead a healthy, sporty lifestyle through cycling.

It is a fact that our attorneys will not be able to return your life to you as it was before the accident, nor the time lost due to your injuries and your recovery, but they can help you receive compensation for the damages you have suffered.

Many California residents, like you, depend on bicycles for their daily commute to work. Your bike may be too expensive to repair and the insurance company or the guilty party may not want to pay you the full cost of your bike or it may take a long time to do so.

What if you are partially at fault for the bicycle accident?

If you were partly at fault for the accident, either because a car hit you while riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, or you simply suffered the accident while crossing a crosswalk on your bicycle, even in these cases it is possible to file an injury claim against the motorist.

When you are partially at fault for the accident, the term “comparative negligence” is used, meaning that you will be assigned a percentage of fault in the accident, so the other party’s insurance company will try to use the term “comparative negligence” against you in order to reduce the money supply so that it can reach an agreement with you. For example, if you are assigned 50{f1f9f9c01afd80b5cbf5eb62b4dc52c71b03eb6f2de9df6e3a106729f0c3810b} guilt, the money supply you are offered would be reduced by half.

The insurance company will try to assign the blame for the accident directly to you, so it is necessary that you have the best legal defense attorney at your side, an attorney who will aggressively fight the insurance company in its attempt to assign the blame to you.

Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, which would reduce the value of your claim, our attorneys will evaluate your case and if they believe you have a good chance of winning, take your case.

We assure you that we will be very direct with you about the actual chances of your case and the percentage of fault you have, if any, and how that fault will affect the value of your claim.

Bicycle Accidents on the Rise

In recent years, the bicycle riding boom has been on the rise because it provides a healthy lifestyle, protects the environment and is economical, but some areas in California are not suitable for cycling because the roads are unsafe.

The problem with the roads is that they are becoming more and more congested, the special bicycle lane interferes with the flow of traffic, often endangering the cyclist, in some cases there is no such lane, so they have to share the streets or roads with other vehicles, resulting in an increase in bicycle accidents.

Most of these accidents are caused by drivers who simply do not see bicyclists when they are at intersections or in the busiest lane and suffer severe injuries without sufficient protection.

That is why, if you are the victim of a hit and run, you should be aware of the importance of seeking the advice of a lawyer who specializes in this type of injury.

Since a professional and trained attorney will work to prove and build a case, assign blame to the person responsible for your accident, and increase the chances of obtaining the compensation required for medical treatment.

6 things cyclists need to know and do

  • If you are hit by an uninsured driver or hit by a hit-and-run driver, you can apply for compensation from your insurance company with your own auto insurance policy if you have uninsured motorist coverage.
  • Bicycling on the sidewalk is illegal in many cities in California.
  • Although California law does not require adult riders to wear helmets – it is better to wear one! You will be protected from a head injury.
  • Ride around with the assumption that the drivers don’t see you.
  • No matter how safe you are as a driver, you are still vulnerable to being hit, as you have no control over inattentive and/or negligent motorists.
  • After a bicycle accident, look at the scene of the accident for the location of video surveillance cameras that may have captured the accident. (Time is of the essence – surveillance images are commonly recorded and stored only for a few days and then lost.

Need expert assistance from an experienced bicycle accident attorney?

The first thing to take into account is that if you are the protagonist of an accident of this type, you have the right to receive compensation for all the damages caused and for this you need the best possible representation. Our team of lawyers offers you personalized legal assistance and search for medical service providers that will allow you to postpone the payment of your treatment until your case has been resolved.

Contact us immediately, our lawyers will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It should always be kept in mind that physical and emotional injuries are minimized by insurance companies to take advantage of them and thus avoid paying what they should to those affected.

For that reason, we invite you to contact us as soon as possible,. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation and do not charge you any fees unless we recover money for you, provide you with personalized legal assistance and work for compensation that pays medical bills, treatment, lost wages, loss of future income if your injuries prevent you from returning to your previous job and damage to property.