Most collisions between cars and bikes result in catastrophic injuries for the bicyclist. If this is your situation, find out how to get compensated by speaking with a Woodland bicycle accident lawyer.
After getting injured in a bicycle-car accident, you may be overwhelmed and wondering what your next step should be. Your medical bills are likely through the roof, and you may be unable to earn a living because of the seriousness of your injuries. The experience may have left you and your family in financial and emotional turmoil.
To alleviate the financial mess your accident has caused, you can file a personal injury claim to recover damages for your injuries if someone else was at fault. A Woodland bicycle accident lawyer from Crowell Law Offices can help you obtain the payout you are entitled to.
About 45,000 injuries are reported every year from bicycle collisions. Because of the lack of protection a cyclist has and the obvious difference in size between a motor vehicle and a bicycle, severe and life-changing debilitating injuries usually result—even death.
Cyclists are usually aware of their surroundings, but collisions most often occur when drivers of motor vehicles fail to properly share the road with them.
Your accident may have happened while you were riding parallel to a motorist who turned into your path while making a left- or right-hand turn. More commonly, a driver may have failed to yield to you at a traffic light, intersection, or crosswalk. Drivers can be distracted, inattentive, fatigued, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
No matter how the bike accident happened, when another person is at fault, you are allowed to seek compensation for your medical bills and lost wages, as well as money for any emotional trauma you have endured.
To get your life back on track, it is necessary for your Woodland bicycle accident lawyer to ensure that you will recover the maximum settlement for your lost wages, medical bills, and any out-of-pocket costs, such as medical devices, equipment, or alterations to your home or car if you are disabled from the crash.
When filing a personal injury claim, we are committed to aggressively negotiating with insurance companies for you so that they don’t take advantage of the fact that you may not know all the damages you are entitled to. Bicycle injury law is complex, and we will handle the details while you recover from your injuries.
Potential damages from a bike-car crash include all of the following:
The physical and emotional pain your bicycle injuries have caused you and your family make for a painful and traumatic experience. Crowell Law Offices will work hard to obtain maximum compensation for you and your family.
To learn more about how we can help you, contact us online through the form below or call 916-303-2800 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Woodland bicycle accident lawyer. We do not receive a fee unless we recover a settlement for you, so there’s no risk involved.