According to the California Healthline, roughly 450 cyclists died in traffic accidents in California from 2016 through 2018, giving us a small–yet telling sample of just how widespread–and devastating, these accidents can be. If you or a loved one has been harmed in a bicycle accident due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to a knowledgeable San Mateo County bicycle accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao to learn more about how we can help.
Bicycle Accident Lawyer | Here for Clients in San Mateo County & throughout CA
As a cyclist, you’re more vulnerable to the elements than other motorists. When cyclists are struck by cars, they’re almost always severely, sometimes permanently, injured. Our job is to help those who’ve been hurt due to the negligence of others. You can depend on a San Mateo County, California motor vehicle accident lawyer from our firm to fight for the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents in CA
Bicycle accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons. Negligent signage, poor road conditions (e.g. potholes), and more all frequently lead to bicycle accidents. That said, these accidents are most frequently caused by driver negligence. Some common forms of driver negligence that we see lead to bicycle accidents are as follows:
- Trying to overtake cyclists
- Tailing cyclists too closely
- Driving vehicles in bike lanes
- Driving while intoxicated
- Distracted driving
Proving Your Personal Injury Claim
To prove a personal injury claim of any sort, you’ll need to gather and present sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof–meaning you’ll have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of someone else’s careless action. Some of the evidence we may use to prove your claim can include:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Pictures of the accident’s aftermath
- GoPro or surveillance footage of the accident
- Medical documents pertaining to your injuries
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident
As long as we can successfully satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident.
Contact a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today
The bottom line is that bicycle accident victims need a steadfast legal advocate they can depend on. Fortunately, you’ve just found that attorney right here at the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao. Contact a bicycle accident lawyer from our firm today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned legal team.