If you were involved in a bike accident and someone else was at fault, you should contact the Stockton personal injury attorneys of OnderLaw immediately. We could represent you in your case and help you hold the negligent driver liable. You might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, personal property damage, and other losses. You should not be forced to pay for any of these expenses if another person were entirely responsible for the crash.
At OnderLaw , our Stockton bicycle accident attorneys will fight hard to get the justice you deserve. Your injury might require ongoing physical therapy, prescription medications, and other forms of treatment. If you can’t afford your bills, you could face crushing debt. The financial strain of a bike accident can be overwhelming. You can depend on our team to aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you need from the at-fault party.
Learn more about our legal services and your available options for holding another person accountable after a bicycle accident by calling OnderLaw for a free consultation.
The Stockton bicycle accident attorneys of OnderLaw dedicate their time and effort to help individuals suffering from another person’s wrongdoing. We know how serious the injuries can be and the painful journey you have in front of you. You face an uphill battle recovering from the crash and trying to seek compensation from the at-fault driver. Handling both at the same time can be exhausting and stressful.
We can take over your case completely. While you’re attending your doctor’s appointments, we can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. If they deny your claim or refuse to settle for a fair amount, we have the resources to file a lawsuit and battle it out in court. We always try to develop the most effective strategy to get the results you want.
OnderLaw has worked with various accident victims since 2002. We come highly recommended to many of our clients because of our proven track record of success. Martindale-Hubbell gave us an AV® rating, the highest possible rating any lawyer in their field can receive. We also received recognition for our achievements by Super Lawyers, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers, and other prestigious organizations.
Although riding a bicycle is fun and excellent exercise, you face inherent risks whenever you take your bike out on the road. Some streets don’t have bike lanes, and those that do may run directly next to roadways for motor vehicle drivers. State laws are in place to protect you from harm and inform you of your rights and responsibilities on the road.
The California bike laws you must follow are:
Locations You Can Ride
Operating a Bicycle
Riders and passengers under 18 years old must wear approved helmets.
Bicycle accidents occur despite various laws to keep riders safe and prevent injuries and fatalities. Many motor vehicle drivers don’t pay attention to bikers and ignore areas where they’re supposed to yield the right of way. Others might not notice a nearby bicyclist because bikes are much smaller than cars and trucks and harder to see in blind spots.
Bicycle accidents are often the result of driver error. The most common causes include:
If you were involved in a bike accident due to any of these reasons or some other factor, do not hesitate to contact OnderLaw to discuss your case.
Severe and debilitating injuries are common for bicyclists who suffer collisions with motor vehicles. Bikers don’t have the same safety features as the occupants of cars and trucks. There isn’t a seatbelt to keep them on the bike or an airbag to soften the blow of an impact. Unfortunately, the helmet is the only thing protecting them, but even that doesn’t prevent some head injuries.
The most common injuries bicycle accidents cause include:
Many injuries lead to disability. Bicyclists experience the full force of a crash and can suffer injuries from the initial impact, flying debris, or falling onto the ground. Bike accidents can disrupt a person’s whole life and lead to ongoing pain, complications, and doctor bills. The negligent driver should not go unpunished for what they have done.
Since California is a fault state, the individual responsible for an accident becomes liable for the victim’s injury and losses. Even though you were on your bike when the crash occurred, you could file a car insurance claim for compensation.
Every vehicle driver must carry liability insurance. The available coverage will depend on the limits on the policy. State law requires minimum limits of $15,000 for bodily injury and $5,000 for property damage, but the policyholder can purchase higher coverage.
When you file a liability claim, you could pursue compensation for your losses, such as:
If you file a lawsuit, you could also seek exemplary damages. You must have clear and convincing evidence to prove that the defendant acted with fraud, malice, or oppression to convince a jury to award this.
According to statistics, biker fatalities reached an all-time high between 2016 and 2018. Traffic accidents during these three years caused 455 bicyclist deaths. This was the highest number of deaths than any other three-year timeframe in 25 years.
The fatality rate from 2016 to 2018 in California was around 3.9 bicyclist deaths per one million people. That’s higher than the national rate of 2.6 per one million people. Men died at a higher rate than women. Additionally, people between the ages of 45 and 64 years old were killed in bicycle accidents more than any other age group.
Los Angeles County had the most deaths during these three years. San Joaquin County ranked number five with 26 biker fatalities.
The Stockton bicycle accident attorneys of OnderLaw are ready to put our skills and experience to work for you. We are available 24/7 to take your call and discuss your case. You will be our priority from start to finish of the process. We believe in providing accident victims with support and guidance during their time of need.
If you suffered injuries in a bicycle accident due to another person’s negligent actions, call OnderLaw for your free consultation.