Personal Injury Lawyers in Costa Mesa Committed to Working with Injured Cyclists
Riding a bicycle is an excellent way to get around. It’s a great workout and fun alternative to a smog filled car ride in traffic. Sadly, drivers aren’t always aware of bikes on the road. Even with bike lanes, it can be a dangerous method of travel. On average, 500,000 cyclists are injured on United States roads, and over 1,000 die from the injuries suffered.
At The Accident Network Law Group, our Costa Mesa bicycle accident attorneys have worked with many cyclists following a major bicycle accident.
What are the Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?
Like motor vehicle accidents, there are an endless number of causes for bicycle accidents. Mistakes made at intersections and drivers or passengers opening their door, unaware a cyclist is coming are two of the most popular. Unfortunately, because cyclists are much less protected than drivers or passengers, they face a much bigger risk of accidents being debilitating or even life threatening. Also, there are a lot of other considerations that must be taken into account with bicycle accidents. If a cyclist hits a car door, it may cause catastrophic injuries on its own, but it could send the cyclist into oncoming traffic, ending in a more serious way.
Will It Be Difficult to Prove My Bicycle Accident Claim?
While most bicycle accidents have a party who is clearly in the wrong, figuring out and proving it can present difficulties. At The Accident Network Law Group, we take bicycle accidents seriously. We’re diligent about investigating every detail of our cases so that we can prove to insurance companies that our client deserves everything we’re asking for. In the event we’re defending a client who wasn’t at fault, we won’t stop till we have all the evidence we need to prove the case. If you’ve been involved in a cycling accident, you’ll want to call our Costa Mesa bicycle accident law firm today.
What Kind of Financial Compensation Should I Expect?
Because cyclists are unprotected, accidents can leave them with catastrophic injuries. An experienced bicycle accident attorney knows how to calculate huge claims to ensure clients that have gone through a life altering accident are taken care of. From medical bills to lost wages and pain and suffering, if you’ve experienced a horrible cycling accident, you deserve to be compensated. Our Costa Mesa bicycle accident law firm can walk you through the entire process, one step at a time.
Can I Still File a Bicycle Accident Lawsuit If I Was Partially At Fault?
Yes! There are often times we receive cases where the police report lists the cyclist as being at fault. While a police report is important, it’s not binding in the court and there are often instances where the report doesn’t have all the information needed. This can easily result in the wrong conclusion listed in the report.
We will thoroughly investigate your situation, looking at every detail and creating a case for you. Even if you’re partially at fault, you might very well have the right to receive compensation if the driver’s negligence or speeding played into your accident or the extent of your injuries. You’ll want to speak to a Costa Mesa bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible, as the more time that passes, the more difficult it will be to prove you deserve compensation.
Do I Really Need a Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
While the decision to hire an attorney is a relatively big one, if you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, you don’t want to wait long. The longer you wait to take legal action, the harder it will be to prove your case. Bicycle accidents can leave victims with a lifetime of debt, disabilities, and trauma. That said, there’s good news. Our experienced Costa Mesa bicycle accident lawyers can create a plan to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Call The Accident Network Law Group at (714) 844-1010 to set up a free one on one consultation and let us help you obtain the settlement or verdict you deserve.