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Bicycle Accident Attorney in California

Bicycle Accident in California

According to the CDC, over 130,000 bicyclists are injured in crashes that occur on roads in the United States every year, despite making up only 1% of all trips in the United States.

Just like motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents can lead to severe and catastrophic injuries. Unlike a passenger or driver of an automobile, motorcycle and bicycle riders are exposed and are at greater risk of being harmed in a collision. The physical and emotional impacts of a serious injury can lead to life-threatening injuries that will take months or even years to heal.

It is imperative to seek the help of a personal injury attorney immediately following your accident to understand your legal rights.

At Soho Law, we provide extensive legal resources for victims of bicycle accidents and aggressive representations to maximize the compensation they deserve. Call us now at 310-803-9560 for a FREE CONSULTATION

How Can a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help?

Carelessness on the road can lead to serious accidents. Drivers may not see a motorcyclist until it’s too late. Nevertheless, the at-fault driver must be held accountable.

The road to recovery from a Bicycle accident is often full of roadblocks, from insurance companies to lack of facts and details.

With a Bicycle accident attorney by your side, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for medical bills, any lost wages, and rehabilitation and physical therapy.

At Soho Law, we will handle the process of investigating the accident, filing your case, and providing exceptional legal representation to help with your claim.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Car doors:  Some bicycle accidents occur when a person getting out of a vehicle opens the car door without looking behind them for traffic.

Left Turns: When a bicyclist passes through an intersection, a vehicle is likely to turn left when the driver is not paying close attention. Inattention can cause the vehicle to crash into the bicycle as the vehicle is turning left.

Right Turns: When a vehicle and bicycle come to an intersection at the same time, sometimes cars turn right into the bicycle as they cross through the bike lane.

Dangerous road conditions:  Crumbling pavement, potholes, debris, and a lack of necessary signals and signs can all increase a rider’s chances of losing control of their bicycle. 

Proving Your Bicycle Injury Claim

The key to proving most personal injury cases, especially a bicycle injury claim, is negligence.

Negligence is when a party (usually an individual or some kind of entity) has a legal obligation to exercise reasonable care for the safety and wellbeing of others, but they fail to use reasonable care. When it comes to bicycle accidents, drivers on the road have the responsibility to operate their vehicles safely in a way that does not harm those around them.

There are several factors to consider when proving such negligence causes a bicycle accident, including:

  • Proving that one party failed to oblige and violated their “Duty of Care”.
  • Providing that there was “causation” and that the guilty party cased or was a substantial factor in causing the injury.
  • Proving that your damages were result or consequence of the other party’s failure to act properly.

Reach out to a California Personal Injury Attorney Immediately!

When choosing a personal injury attorney for your accident, it is important to know what kind of trial experience your lawyer can offer if your case does require litigation.

Filing a personal injury case is always challenging. The legal framework and process can be tiresome to navigate and there’s more than just the at-fault party to deal with. At Soho Law, we prioritize your health and well-being while gathering all the facts for your case. We will handle the process from the beginning and fight for your rights to maximize the compensation you receive.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless we win your case. With offices in California and New York, we work tirelessly and fight for your rights while you recover. Call us now at 310-803-9560 or click here to fill our contact form for a FREE CONSULTATION.