As a city with great weather and pathways dedicated to bicyclists, San Diego finds itself home to many people that take to the streets on bicycles. While this is a plus for exercise and inexpensive transportation, biking can be dangerous. Bicyclists are sharing the roadways with drivers encased in steel structures that can easily hit an unsuspecting bicyclist. Those behaviors can lead to severe accidents in which you will suffer the most damage. A San Diego bicycle accident lawyer can help you.
At Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law, we know how damaging a bicycle accident can be. We handle serious accidents every day as we pursue claims and lawsuits on behalf of our clients. We also provide much-needed assistance in dealing with medical care, property damage, and other consequences our clients face. If you or someone you know has been injured in a bicycle accident anywhere in the greater San Diego area, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation. You can trust our dedicated level of client care and passion to see justice being served. With more than $45 million recovered in the past, we stand tall as injury attorneys who know how to get the job done.
At Queen Yasmine Law, we work on a contingency basis for premises liability and personal injury. Premises liability means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. Reach out today for a free consultation with a dog bite lawyer. At Queen Yasmine Law, we off contingency fee schedules for other practice areas such as:
According to sources such as the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of bicycle accidents in the United States is significant. Thousands of people suffer severe injuries and death in bicycle accidents yearly. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has reported that 2018 saw 857 individuals killed in bicycle crashes with cars and other vehicles. Most of these deaths occurred in urban areas like San Diego, with more men than women victims.
Bicycle accidents occur for several avoidable reasons. These reasons can include:
Drivers often fail to watch out for the bicyclist on the road. Narrow bicycling lanes can play a part in the dangers for bicyclists, sometimes forcing them to travel near surrounding vehicles.
Distracted driving is where motorists’ attention is off the road and on cell phones, other devices, eating, drinking, grooming, and more.
The NHTSA has reported that 37 percent of the crashes that caused bicyclist fatalities in 2017 involved alcohol on either the motorist or the bicyclist.
When motorists speed, it increases the time needed to come to a full stop. It also decreases the amount of time they have to make critical decisions. Accidents at high speeds for bicyclists can result in severe injuries or death. Even the low speeds of a vehicle can seriously injure a bicyclist.
When drivers drive too close to bicyclists, they create hazardous conditions. These are situations where the likelihood of an accident is raised significantly, leaving both parties with few options for avoiding a crash.
This intersection behavior increases bicyclists' risks, especially when drivers fail to look for them.
This can occur when motorists merge into bicycle lanes without noticing that the way is clear.
Fatigued drivers have less attention to give to the task of driving. This is similar to impaired driving (alcohol-related) and can significantly raise the chances of failing to see a bicyclist or not reacting in time to avoid colliding with one.
In some rare instances, defects can cause malfunctions resulting in loss of control and subsequent injury. Defects in bicycle chains, spokes, frames, and pedals can be the culprits in such cases.
Injuries that can occur in bicycle accidents can include:
California personal injury laws state you can receive compensatory damages even if you are partially at fault for the accident. In such a case, monies awarded to you would be reduced by the percentage of your fault in the incident. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, and bicycle damage. You may also be able to receive funds for your pain and suffering.
Our San Diego bicycle accident attorneys can help you seek the compensation described above and necessary medical treatment for any injuries you sustain in the accident. It is crucial to remember that, in most cases, an insurance company will be involved in your claim. These companies are well known for their tactics used to deny or delay claims and work to get you to settle for much less than what is fair and just.
Our firm is here to fight these tactics, to aggressively negotiate on your behalf for a fair settlement, or to take the other party to court. Led by our founder Yasmine Djawadian, our firm is aggressive, dedicated, and trustworthy and will fight relentlessly to see justice done. Contact us today.
“She always made me feel taken care of, helped me find amazing doctors, responded quickly, kept me updated, communicated consistently, and was professional and respectful.”
- Alex S.
Commercial Trucking Accident
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. The testimonials shall not be construed as a prediction of a case outcome. ⓒ Copyright 2022 The Law Offices of Yasmine Djawadian, APC. | powered by Sydekar