California is teeming with bicyclists, especially in large cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego where many Californians rely on bicycles as their primary form of transportation. Unfortunately, bicycles do not provide riders with nearly as much protection as motor vehicles, and bicycle accidents often result in serious injuries and even death.
If you have been in a bicycle accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Bicycle accidents can be caused by several factors, including potholes, defective bicycle parts, and poor weather. However, most bicycle accidents are caused by some form of negligence, either on behalf of the bicyclist or another driver.
An accident involving a cyclist and a car, or truck, is often quite serious. A bicycle does not afford the rider the same safeguards a vehicle does, and the cyclist is well outclassed in terms of weight and resilience to injuries caused by an accident. If you have significant injuries, it would be advisable to consult a Calstrat Law Group bicycle accident attorney regarding your accident.
Dealing with an insurance company, especially after an accident, can be onerous. People often take the first settlement offer made or accept a refusal of compensation just so they can move on and not have to deal with the issue. This is a huge mistake that might end up costing you thousands of dollars.
At Calstrat Law Group, we feel, you should not have to pay for medical bills stemming from an accident in which you were not at fault. When working with a Calstrat Law Group qualified and experienced bicycle accident attorney, you will have the peace of mind of knowing somebody is on your side throughout the process. If you are injured by a driver when on your bicycle, seeking free consultation from one of our qualified attorneys is the best action to take.