California Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has been injured in a bicycle accident, the attorneys at LA Century Law can assist you in getting justice and financial compensation. Our legal team aggressively advocates on your behalf to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable, and you can focus solely on your recovery. Please contact our offices today for a complimentary evaluation of your case!
Lawyer for Bicycle Accidents in California
When you have been injured in a bicycle accident, the experienced team at LA Century Law is here to assist you. We understand that filing a claim and pursuing damages can be extremely taxing, especially when you are simply trying to recover. We have a proven track record of assisting those in need and obtaining maximum recoveries for them.
Our President and founder, Ryan J. Daneshrad, Esq. is a well-established trial lawyer. We have successfully obtained millions in settlements for our clients. We are determined to be a voice for the victims of traumatic events and will not rest until they are appropriately compensated for their injuries as well as their emotional pain and suffering.
How can a bicycle accident lawyer help me?
An experienced attorney will help guide you through the necessary steps to receive maximum compensation for your claim. Some of the steps include hiring an investigator to review the facts of loss, working with the best medical teams to provide comprehensive care to the client, communicating with insurance adjusters, and eventually negotiating settlements. Insurance companies often do not want to settle claims fairly, and they may need to go to trial. Therefore, it is important that you have attorneys like the ones at LA Century Law who are not afraid of trial.
LA Century Law Firm Highlights
- Honored by Super Lawyers, “Southern California Rising Star” three years in a row
- Lawyers of Distinction, “Recognition of Excellence in Personal Injury”
- American Academy of Attorneys “Top 40 Under 40”
- Free case evaluations
- A 99% success rate with experience in an array of complex litigation
- Millions of dollars recovered in settlements and judgments
LA Century Law has a team of distinguished, licensed advocates who have been well-versed in all the complexities of personal injury and who will work tirelessly to protect your interests and achieve the best possible result for you.
How do you hire a bicycle accident lawyer?
The first step is simply to call our offices and discuss your case with us. Through your initial consultation we learn about you and what actions will need to be taken for your particular case. Though cases share similarities, our offices build a custom plan for each client. If you choose to work with us, you can sign a retainer and we can get to work on your case right away. It is our goal to make sure that you understand every step of the process and feel comfortable throughout the case.
About Bicycle Accident Compensation
Can you claim compensation for a bicycle accident in California?
Yes, you can seek financial compensation for a bicycle accident. California is an at-fault state for ALL motor vehicle accidents, including those involving a bicycle. The driver of a vehicle may be responsible for the collision, and their insurance company would then be responsible for the damages.
Who may be liable for a bicycle accident?
Parties who may be liable for a bicycle accident include:
- The driver of the vehicle
- Employer when someone is driving commercially
- The government for not keeping the road in good repair
- Vehicle manufacturer for a vehicle defect
- Others who create dangerous conditions
- Pedestrians or other bicyclists
What is the legal standard for bicycle accident compensation in California?
The legal standard for bicycle accident compensation in California is negligence. Negligence is a lack of ordinary care. Motorists have a duty to drive safely. They know that bicycles may be present, and they must be careful. Comparative negligence laws apply so that a bicyclist may recover even in cases of shared fault.
How do I get a bicycle accident settlement?
To get a bicycle accident settlement, file a claim with the insurance company of the party at fault. Submit the necessary information about the accident and verify the damages that you are seeking. If the insurance company doesn’t agree to pay you an acceptable amount, you may file a lawsuit.
Bicycle Accident Lawsuit FAQs
What are typical bicycle accident settlement amounts?
When a person is hit on a bicycle, they do not have the protection of a vehicle. That means damages are often severe. You have a right to claim the full amount of your individual damages, which may be more or less than the average amount.
Does California limit bicycle accident compensation?
There is no limit to economic or non-economic damages for California bicycle accident compensation.
Do bicyclists have to follow traffic laws?
Traffic laws apply to bicyclists. California law 21200 says that all traffic laws apply to bicyclists except ones that can’t apply because of the nature of a bicycle. Even drunk driving laws apply to bicyclists.
Can you get pain and suffering for a bicycle accident in California?
Pain and suffering is allowed in California bicycle accident claims. There is no limit, and the damages awarded in an individual case are related to the actual suffering of the victim. Lay witnesses and experts may be used to explain the suffering and life impact that resulted from the victim’s injuries.
How long do I have to claim compensation for a bicycle accident in California?
You have two years to claim financial compensation for a bicycle accident in California, under Cal. Code of Civ. Proc. § 335.1; § 338). If the defendant is a government entity, the time limit is six months. You have three years to make a claim for property damage.
Who is usually to blame for a bicycle accident in California?
While anyone involved can legally be at fault for a bicycle accident, most of the time, it is the vehicle driver’s fault. If fault is shared, comparative negligence rules apportion fault and damages among the parties.
Can you bring a bicycle accident claim against the State of California?
Yes, you can bring a bicycle accident claim against the State of California. The rules of the California Tort Claims Act apply, making the deadline to submit a notice of the claim as short as six months. Like other claims, you must prove the negligence of the defendant and your right to compensation.
Lawyers for Bicycle Accident Compensation – Taking New Cases
Our lawyers for bicycle accident compensation are taking new cases. If you’ve been hurt in a bicycle accident, we invite you to meet the LA Century Law team for a free case evaluation. We view our law firm as family, and our clients are an extension of family. We’re proud of our law firm’s history of representing individuals in an array of civil litigation.
We’re lawyers for bicycle accident victims. Let us work aggressively on your behalf so that you can receive compensation for your injuries, damages, and other harms. Contact us today for a free consultation with our bicycle accident lawyers.