Bike Accident Attorney Serving Bakersfield for Over 26 Years
For over 26 years, The Paris Firm has represented clients who were injured in bike accidents in Bakersfield. Since 1994, our founder, Bakersfield injury attorney Eric Paris has obtained the maximum financial compensation for cyclists who were injured in motor vehicle accidents.
Bicycle accidents often result in permanent and life changing injuries. In fact, recently a bicyclist was hit by a big rig, then an SUV and killed on Weed patch Highway. Many bike accident victims and their families don’t even realize that compensation is available. Even if you were injured in a single vehicle bicycle accident or were the victim of hit and run, you should talk to a skilled and experienced bike accident lawyer attorney serving Bakersfield to find out about potential compensation.
Why Contact a Bicycle Accident Attorney?
If you were injured in a collision with a car or truck, you may assume that the driver will be found at fault and that you will easily be able to collect compensation with a simple insurance claim. Unfortunately, it is rarely that simple when it comes to bike accidents. The insurance companies fight hard to avoid paying, or attempt to pay far less than you deserve, even if you had the right of way.
In single vehicle and hit and run bicycle accidents there are often factors such as defective bicycle or parts or roadway defects that can open up avenues of compensation for your injuries in accidents where victims are often under the impression that no compensation is available.
Maximum Compensation for Bike Accident Claims
Bicycle accident injuries are often severe and can be life-altering. Adequate compensation is compensation that will pay for all of the costs of your injuries, even if those costs are ongoing for the rest of your life. You may be able to recover for economic non-economic damages including:
- Lost income, future lost income, and lost earning capacity
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Medical expenses and future medical expenses
- Home health care and custodial care
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
When cyclists and cars collide, negligence on the part of the driver is often to blame. A driver can also cause a bicyclist to crash while performing evasive or irresponsible maneuvers, without a collision with the car. Common forms of driver negligence and wrongdoing which lead to bicycle accidents include:
- Drivers who choose not to share the road
- Drivers who fail to signal when turning or pulling out from the curb
- Drivers who open their car door into the path of a bicyclist
- Unsafe passing of a bicyclist
- Intoxicated drivers
- Drivers who violate bicyclists’ right of way
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers who do not know the rules of the road regarding bicycles
Other common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Defective bicycle or parts
- Improperly marked or poorly designed bike paths and bike lanes
- Other roadway defects, such as potholes, malfunctioning traffic signals, or faulty streetlights
Experience That Gets Results
With most bicycle cases in which the police find the cyclist at fault, the insurance company usually denies the claim. We don’t take no for an answer. We ignore the insurance company denial and file a lawsuit to aggressively pursue the rights of our client to present their claim for injuries.
Do I Need a Bakersfield Bike Accident Lawyer to Help File My Claim?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or wrongful death due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of another driver, you have the right to obtain financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Call The Paris Firm today at (909) 551-4040 and schedule a no obligation consultation – serving bike accident victims in Bakersfield, CA and the surrounding area. If there is no recovery there is no fee and there are no up-front out of pocket fees. Our firm advances costs on behalf of our clients.