Northern California, with its beautiful landscapes, is home to dozens of bike trails and bike lanes. Thousands of people ride bikes for recreation on trails or even as a primary mode of transportation on the road. In fact, California leads the nation with more bicyclists than any other state. As the number of bicyclists increase, the numbers of bicycle accidents involving bikes rise, as well. While bicycles may be a fun and efficient mode of travel, the lack of protection leaves the rider susceptible to serious injuries. If you have been injured while on a bicycle due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to a financial settlement to compensate you for the pain and suffering.
At Amerio Law Firm, our premier legal team has a decade of experience fighting vigorously for each and every one of our clients. No bicycle accident case is too large or too small for us to handle, and our personal injury law experience includes recovering thousands of dollars for our clients after a bicycle accident. Because you are often dealing with insurance companies who want nothing more than to limit your compensation, it is essential to hire a skilled personal injury attorney to represent you throughout the legal process.
There are many causes of bicycle accidents. A few common examples include:
A bicycle injury may also be the result of either the rider or cyclist failing to yield the right-of-way or either of them making an unexpected turn that puts them in a collision path with the other. In some cases, bicycle and vehicle involved accidents could have been avoided if both bicycle riders and motorists had paid more attention to their surroundings and avoided distractions, such as talking on the phone.
The bicycle injury attorneys at Amerio Law Firm understand that bicyclists need to adhere to traffic laws. Our bicycle accident attorneys believe that extreme caution on the part of bicyclists can be a matter of life or death on the streets of Roseville. Our team also agrees that motorists need to be more aware of increased bicycle traffic in Roseville and surrounding areas in Placer County. Bicyclists often suffer the worst kinds of injuries imaginable. Devastating head injuries are not uncommon and make a very strong case for always wearing a bicycle helmet without exception. NHTSA reports 70 percent of bicycle deaths involve traumatic brain injury.
Even cautious bicyclists risk serious injury each time they ride. While a bicycle accident may be no fault of your own, you will be stuck with the mounting hospital bills and inability to work. These personal and financial pressures burn through your savings and place you in a precarious position. In these cases, a settlement from your personal injury lawsuit can be a lifeline. Serious injuries that the bicycle accident attorneys at Amerio Law Firm have seen include:
Even if you do not see your injury listed above, you may be entitled to compensation. There is no substitute for a skilled and experienced legal team at your side.
In some states, the driver is always at fault in a car-bicycle accident. However, this is not the case in California. Fault rests squarely with the negligent party, and that party is responsible for all damages. “Negligent,” in California law, is defined as “failing to act in a manner expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances.” If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important that you call the personal injury attorneys at Amerio Law Firm to discuss your case and see how we can help. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve and this will go a long way in helping you cover the costs of damages, including long-term care for life-altering catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
A personal injury lawsuit is an arduous process without the assistance of a trained legal professional. Don’t wait. Call us now for your free case evaluation at (916) 419-1111.