San Bernardino Bike Accident Attorney with 26+ Years Experience
The Paris Firm represents clients who were injured in bike accidents in San Bernardino, California. Since 1994, our founder, attorney Eric Paris has obtained financial compensation for cyclists who were injured by the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of motorists. San Bernardino is a busy city with the largest population in the county. Many people bike for work, fun, health or commuting. This results in a high likelihood for bike accidents on the main streets like Highland, Baseline, Waterman and near high traffic areas like CSUSB and Hospitality Lane.
Bike accidents often result in permanent and life changing injuries due to the little to no protection a rider has. Many bicycle accident victims do not 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 San Bernardino to find out about potential compensation.
Bike Accident Compensation
If you were injured while riding a bike, the injuries are often severe and can be life-altering. Adequate payment 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:
- Medical expenses and future medical expenses
- Home health care and custodial care
- Lost income, future lost income, and lost earning capacity
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
Is a Bicycle Accident Attorney Necessary?
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 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 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.
Common Causes of Bike Crashes
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 violate bicyclists’ right of way
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers who do not know the rules of the road regarding bicycles
- 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
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
Over 2 Decades of Experience Gets You 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 San Bernardino Bike Accident Lawyer to Assist with my Injury 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 San Bernardino, CA. 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.