26+ Years of Experience as a Bike Accident Attorney Serving Santa Ana
Being injured in a bike accident can cause extensive injuries due to the general lack of protection a bicycle offers in a collision. The Paris Firm represents clients who were injured in bike accidents in Santa Ana Since 1994. Our founder, attorney Eric Paris, has obtained financial compensation for riders who were injured due to the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of motorists.
Bicycle accidents often result in permanent and life changing injuries, like this Santa Ana bicyclist who was critically injured on West 17th Street while riding his bike. Some bicycle accident victims do not realize that compensation is available through insurance. 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 Santa Ana bike accident lawyer attorney to find out about potential compensation.
Getting compensation for your bike accident claim.
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:
- Diminished quality of life
- Home health care and custodial care
- Lost income, future lost income, and lost earning capacity
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Medical expenses and future medical expenses
Do You Need a Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
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.
If you were injured in a hit and run accident, a bicycle accident lawyer can help you pursue every avenue of compensation. There may be insurance coverage available to you even if we cannot locate the driver.
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.
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.
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:
- Distracted drivers
- Unsafe passing of a bicyclist
- Intoxicated drivers
- Drivers who do not know the rules of the road regarding bicycles
- Drivers who choose not to share the road
- Drivers who violate bicyclists’ right of way
- 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
Other common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Improperly marked or poorly designed bike paths and bike lanes
- Defective bicycle or parts
- Other roadway defects, such as potholes, malfunctioning traffic signals, or faulty streetlights
Do I Need a Santa Ana Bike Accident Attorney 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 Santa Ana, 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.