When bicyclists and vehicles sharing the roadways respect each other and follow the rules of the road, bicycles, cars, and trucks, can all share the road without incident. But when a careless driver of a car or truck is not paying attention and turns into a bicycle lane or accidentally cut off a biker, the consequences can be catastrophic. When two cars collide, frequently both drivers can walk away from the crash. But when a vehicle collides with a bicycle, the bicyclist will usually suffer much more serious injuries than if he or she had been in the enclosed cabin of a vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in a biking accident and are looking for a San Diego bicycle accident lawyer, we can help you.
If you are riding a bike and a negligent driver of a car or truck hits you, there is little you can do to avoid taking a hard fall and suffer serious bodily injuries. After a bicycle accident, you may need immediate medical treatment and you’ll want to rest assured that your medical bills will be paid by the negligent person who caused your injuries. Avoid talking to any investigators or insurers until you have retained an attorney. Insurers and their investigators are not on your side and are out to serve their own interests: minimizing the liability of negligent persons and their insurance companies. The San Diego bicycle accident lawyers at Injury Law Group are dedicated bike accident attorneys who will fight hard for your legal rights, to ensure that your medical bills are paid for and that you receive financial compensation for your pain and suffering. We move fast to interview eye witnesses to determine the cause of the accident and better protect your legal rights. We handle all of the legal work, so that you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation from your injuries.
Eye witnesses are often the key to helping you successful win your case. A negligent driver of a vehicle who caused your injuries is unlikely to admit to causing your injuries, and most other drivers on the road are paying attention to the other cars, not bicyclists that are far away. Often, an eye witness on the roadside may see a bicycle accident and give a statement to police, which will be incorporated into a police report. A bike accident lawyer at Injury Law Group can promptly determine if such reports were given and obtain a copy of the reports from the police, thereby strengthening your case. Your bicycle accident attorney can also immediately interview eye witnesses who gave statements to the police while the accident is still fresh in the witnesses’ minds to obtain more evidence helping you win your case. Such eye witness testimony may often be the critical piece of evidence that will enable your California bike accident attorney to obtain payment for your medical bills as well as monetary compensation for your pain and suffering.
The main cause of bike accidents is a driver failing to see a biker. For this reason, bicycle accidents are more likely to occur at night, which vision is decreased and it is much harder for drivers of vehicles to see bicycle riders. Even with small lights or bicycle reflectors, many drivers of cars and trucks don’t see bicycles.
Another common cause of bike accidents is drunk drivers. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a huge problem in our society and leads to many deaths and serious injuries. A driver of a vehicle who is intoxicated is much more likely not to see a bicyclist then if he or she had not been drinking.
Other common causes of bicycle accidents include situations where a driver of a car makes an unsafe left-hand or right-hand turn, colliding with a bicycle, clipping a bicycle with the side of a car as a car drives by a bicyclist, or when a careless driver opens the door to his or her vehicle without looking to see if a bicycle is passing by and hits the bicyclist with the car door.
California has a bicycle helmet law providing that anyone under the age of 18 riding a bicycle must wear a helmet. Whether you or your family member who is injured in a bicycle accident was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, may affect your personal injury claim and amount of compensation that your injury lawyer may be able to obtain for you
When a family member has been killed while riding a bicycle, as a surviving family member, you have certain legal rights. You have a right to recover monetary compensation from the careless person whose negligence caused the loss of your family member. With the representation of an experienced bicycle accident attorney San Diego, you can recover financial compensation for the loss of income of your family member and for the loss of companionship as well as pain and suffering that you are going through. Funeral costs are also recoverable form the negligent person who caused the death of your family member, and so are medical bills incurred by your family member prior to his or her passing.
Call us not at Injury Law Group and talk to a bicycle accident lawyer San Diego. We are dedicated California bicycle accident attorneys. We’ll help you obtain medical treatment for your injuries, and we’ll right for your right to financial compensation, while you focus on recovery. Call us now at 619-255-3900 to set up an appointment with dedicated bicycle lawyer at Injury Law Group.