Bicycle accidents occur frequently in San Diego County and throughout Southern California. Some accident are caused by innocent mistakes, others because of reckless, distracted, or intoxicated drivers. And while there may be many different reasons why bicycle accidents occur, they frequently have the same outcome - a seriously injured person.
If you have been injured in an bicycle accident, the most important thing you can do is heal. In serious accidents, you may have been transported by ambulance to the emergency department. Your health is most important. We work with several different doctors and chiropractic doctors to make sure you are well.
Cyclists injured by the negligent or wrongful acts of an automobile driver are entitled to receive a variety of financial compensation. Often an injured cyclist may be able to recover compensation for the cyclist’s past and future medical expenses, present and future physical pain, emotional suffering, wage loss, loss of future earning, loss of enjoyment of life, property damage, and other related damages. Contact our offices today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you.
In California, bicycle accident injury claims usually must be filed two (2) years from the date of the accident. If the claim is not resolved by settlement (usually with the insurance companies) then a lawsuit should be filed within two (2) years of the accident or the claimant will be forever barred from seeking money damages for personal injuries resulting from the accident. Therefore, it is essential that injured parties who believe they have a claim seek out professional assistance as soon as possible after the accident in order to best protect their rights.
During an in-person consultation, we will provide you with an honest opinion about your matter and whether you need the assistance of an attorney or not.