BICYCLE ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Bicycle accidents often times result in serious, debilitating and catastrophic injuries, or worse, death. Bikers don’t have the shield armor surrounding their bodies that drivers of cars and trucks are afforded by the vehicles they are driving, to state nothing of the fact that after impact car and truck drivers don’t go flying through the air and kiss the pavement. Cuts, scrapes and bruises are a given. But concussions and other closed head injuries, fractures, spinal cord injuries, and even amputation, are all too common. These accidents can be life changing events, resulting in surgeries, specialized long term health care, and temporary or permanent disability.
Even the most cautious, bicyclist may be involved in a bike accident through no fault of his or her own. The most common causes for bicycle accidents caused by another motorist, whether that person was driving a car, truck or commercial 18-wheeler, are that the other driver:
- Failed to obey traffic rules, for example, speeding, running a red light, making an illegal lane change, or failing to yield before making a turning movement.
- Wasn’t paying attention, for example, changing the radio station or texting on a cell phone.
- Was intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled or illegal substance.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident caused by the negligent, careless or reckless actions of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation to help ease the financial burdens associated with the accident, including, past and future hospital and medical bills, physical therapy costs, lost wages, past and future economic loss, mental anguish and pain and suffering.
The Maidenberg Law Group stands ready to advocate for you in your bicycle accident case. We guarantee that we will perform a thorough investigation into the cause of your accident and that you are advised on all of your legal options throughout your case. We will work tirelessly to obtain the maximum recovery for your losses. We have represented and obtained compensation for many individuals who suffered injuries arising from bicycle accidents. Contact the Maidenberg Law Group today at (510) 444-3330 or (888) 520-9617 for a free consultation to discuss your situation.
BICYCLE SAFETY RESOURCES
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – The NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.
California Bicycle Coalition https://calbike.org/bicycling-in-california/sharing-the-road/ – The mission of the California Bicycle Coalition (CBC) is to enable more people to bicycle, for healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities for all. The CBC harnesses the power, skill, and passion of California’s bicycle advocates to change laws, policies and behaviors. They are leading the way toward a new culture in California, where bicycling is comfortable and commonplace and contributes to healthier, safer, economically stronger communities.
Bike East Bay https://bikeeastbay.org/ – Bike East Bay (BEB) promotes healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible. BEB is committed to increase the number and diversity of people biking, overcome barriers to bicycling via programs educating all road users, and build strong and collaborative relationships with representation from all East Bay communities.