The Support You Deserve with a Bay Area Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bikes are an excellent way to get around. As a method of transportation, bikes are effective for traversing significant distances. Bikes are also a great tool to stay in shape. Some people prefer bikes because they are better for the environment than cars or other motor vehicles. These advantages are important, but bikes are not without their drawbacks. Unfortunately, bikes can leave riders vulnerable in case of an accident.
Even when riders wear protective gear, an accident can be devastating. While bikes are small and lithe, motor vehicles are large and cumbersome. In case of an accident, the mismatch often causes extensive damage. Bicyclists can suffer from broken bones, road rash, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries and internal damage. In some instances, these injuries can be lethal. Other accidents require extensive medical intervention with years of recovery. Some bicyclists are left with lifelong impairments.
If you have been in a bicycle accident, then you do not need the implications spelled out. What you need instead is support for your recovery. The process can be overwhelming, but there are ways to improve your situation. For many victims of a bicycle accident, taking legal action can be the best way to receive that support going forward.
A bike accident lawsuit is processed as a part of civil law. It is often considered a personal injury case. In these cases, it is necessary for the victim to prove that the other party has been negligent. This means that you must be able to establish that the other driver did not sufficiently pay attention on the road. Maybe the other driver was speeding or not yielding the right of way. There are road rules that apply to bicyclists, but not all drivers heed those rules. Evidence must support your case that the driver did not fully obey the rules of the road and thus caused your accident and injury.
Some people are reluctant to take legal action. However, for many people, such action is the only way to support a full and meaningful recovery. The money gained during a bicycle accident legal case can be used to pay for medical bills. This includes emergency treatment and any ongoing therapy. Moreover, the monetary gains can also be used to supplement any lost wages due to the accident. If you have to spend a lot of time recovering, you may not be able to work. Therefore, you need money to make sure that you can continue to pay your bills.
Don’t Settle Alone
After an accident, you will probably be approached by a third party about a settlement. This settlement offer will usually come from the insurance company of the other party involved with the accident. This offer usually comes when you are overwhelmed by the incident, which can make it hard to figure out the best course of action. While you may be eager to receive any compensation during this difficult time, you should never accept any settlement without talking to a bike accident lawyer. These settlements are offered as a way to avoid liability. If you accept the settlement, you will have no recourse for further legal action going forward. This can seriously impair your ability to recover the money you need and deserve.
Therefore, if you have been in a bike accident, do not delay in getting legal counsel. Contact San Jose Personal Injury Attorneys. We have extensive experience with bike accident cases, and we are confident that we can help you. With our expert support, we have helped countless other clients receive the money they need to recover. Let us do the same for you.
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