Over a seven-year period in California ranging from 2007 to 2013, the California Department of Public Health reported almost 1.7 million injuries stemming from bicycle accidents. Many of these accidents arise from the negligence of others, either as drivers of motor vehicles or local governments who may fail to maintain streets and bike paths as needed. If you suffer serious injuries in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation from any parties whose negligent or careless behavior led to the accident that caused your injuries.
Some common examples of negligence by drivers of motor vehicles that might lead to a bicyclist’s injuries include drivers who are distracted by cell phone usage or texting, drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or drivers who are speeding or disregarding traffic signs or signals. Injured bicyclists can suffer catastrophic injuries in these types of accidents, as they have little or no protection against much bigger, heavier, and faster motor vehicles. These individuals may accumulate substantial medical bills and miss significant time away from work while struggling to recover from their injuries.
If you think that you may have a personal injury claim against one or more parties as a result of a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A California bicycle accident attorney may be able to assist you in seeking compensation. The types of damages that may be available to you in a personal injury claim stemming from a bicycle accident may include:
· Medical bills and hospital expenses
· Costs of therapy and rehabilitation
· Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity or income
· Emotional pain and suffering
Every personal injury claim is different and may involve varying types of damages. The amount of damages to which you might be entitled is based on various factors, including the nature and extent of your injuries, the period of time that you may be off work due to your injuries, and whether you have suffered permanent impairment as a result of your injuries.
Bonnici Law Group has the experience, knowledge and reputation that you want and need when you are injured in a bike accident. We are here to help you build the strongest claim possible for compensation and obtain a positive outcome in your case. Do not hesitate to contact Bonnici Law Group at 619-259-5199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.