Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles. Like drivers, they too must exercise care when traveling on city streets and sharing the road with larger vehicles.
Unfortunately, even the most safety-focused cyclists can suffer harm when drivers fail to uphold their end of the bargain.
If you have been injured on a bicycle anywhere in the San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles area, now is the time to explore your options for a personal injury lawsuit. As a victim of negligence, you may have grounds to bring a civil claim against the party(s) who caused your crash and recover financial compensation for your losses.
Our Woodland Hills bicycle accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm have recovered millions for our clients. We can review your case and explain how we may be able to help.
Attorney Benjamin Drake and our legal team have dedicated their careers to representing injured victims and families. When you make the choice to work with Drake Law Firm, you can be confident knowing that you will have the full support of a team backed by:
If you have questions about your legal options following a preventable bicycle crash, Drake Law Firm offers FREE and confidential consultations. To request yours, contact us today.
It is difficult to say if you have a case without reviewing the specific circumstances of your crash. Personal injury suits are civil claims which accuse other parties of causing accidents that could have been prevented, and they require victims to prove their allegations with evidence and testimony.
While there are a variety of situations that can give rise to a personal injury claim, some types of bicycle accidents commonly have legal merit. These include incidents involving:
Because there are many different factors at play in personal injury claims, the best way to determine if you have a bicycle accident lawsuit is to have your case personally reviewed by a qualified lawyer. Drake Law Firm offers FREE and confidential consultations precisely for this reason.
That too depends on what happened in your crash. Sometimes, it is clear who you will be able to name as a defendant – such as when a negligent driver strikes a cyclist.
In other cases, the party responsible for your injuries is not always so clear. Examples include:
Who you are ultimately able to recover compensation from can also be influenced by the availability of insurance coverage. If you are struck by a driver who is uninsured or underinsured, for example, you may be able to file a claim for compensation with your own insurance company if you have the appropriate UM / UIM coverage (which everyone should).
Identifying defendants and figuring out where sufficient insurance coverage exists are key components of a successful personal injury claim – and these tasks require a lot of investigation and legal insight.
Our attorneys at Drake Law Firm have the resources to conduct investigations and can help determine your best options for recovering the maximum compensation possible.
The value of your bicycle accident lawsuit will depend on many different factors. This includes:
These can other factors have a great bearing on the ultimate value of your case, which is why it is as important to show how injuries impacted your life as it is to show that the defendant in your case is to blame. In bicycle accident cases, which can result in traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and other severe injuries, future damages can be a substantial part of an ultimate settlement.
Our attorneys work closely with clients and medical experts to ensure we show a complete picture of damages and position clients for the best financial recovery possible.
Bicycle Accidents can up-end the lives of victims and their loved ones, and result in profound pain, financial strain, and emotional suffering. If someone else caused your accident, you should not have to bear these burdens on your own. Call to speak with a bicycle accident lawyer from Drake Law Firm. We proudly serve clients across the Valley and surrounding areas from our office on Ventura Blvd.
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