It’s safe to say that many Californians these days are striving to be health-conscious and environmentally friendly. They are cutting unhealthy foods from their diet, recycling and making conscious decisions as consumers at the grocery store and other businesses. They are also engaging in activities that are good not only for their bodies, but also for the planet. Bicycling is one such activity that provides people with an alternative, greener mode of transportation and exercise. For these reasons, more and more people are taking up the self-propelled two-wheelers; however, this may entail an increase in bicycle injury accidents. Now more than ever, both bicyclists and motorists need to stay cautious while on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Sacramento bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The experienced personal injury attorneys at the Crowell Law Offices can help you establish your injury claim and negotiate a full and fair settlement with the liable party’s insurance. For a free, confidential and comprehensive case evaluation, call us today at (916) 303-2800.
“Accident” in most crash cases may be a misnomer. The word implies complete innocence on the part of everyone involved. However, in most cases, this is far from true. Even if the individual who caused the crash did not intend to do so, he or she may still be held liable for damages due to negligence or recklessness. Instances of human error, which is behind most accidents, can be avoided if both motorists and bicyclists stay focused on the road and practice safe habits.
Cyclists can keep themselves from getting injured or worse by adhering to these safety guidelines:
It is important to remain calm and focused after a bicycle accident has occurred. Any misstep made in the aftermath can jeopardize your injury claim so it is important to be prepared in the event you are involved in a collision. The liable party’s insurance company will do anything to avoid paying a fair settlement, so make sure you follow these guidelines in order to strengthen your claim:
If you are reading this after already being involved in a bicycle accident, it is important to do what you can. Requesting the police report, which hopefully includes driver and witness information, documenting everything and preserving evidence can all help you build a civil case against the at-fault party.
Perhaps the most important thing to do after an accident is to get in touch with a skilled Sacramento traffic accident lawyer. Contact the Crowell Law Offices today to protect your rights and your future.
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