Bicycle Accident Attorney Southern California
No matter how careful you are, bicycle-related accidents can still happen. When representing victims of accidental bicycle injuries, attorney Paul E. Maineri will discuss your case with healthcare professionals to understand the cause and the medical implications of your injuries. Paul also works closely with professionals who specialize in accident reconstruction to determine liability and fights vigorously on every victim’s behalf to secure the compensation they deserve.
Paul E. Maineri questions every eyewitness and investigates each and every detail. Paul understands that both the witnesses’ recollections, as well as the on-site evidence, can fade or become useless very quickly following any roadside accident or any traffic collision. Therefore it is important that you contact Paul E. Maineri as soon as possible so that he starts working immediately to secure crucial evidence and record witnesses’ statements.
How To Handle Bicycle Accidents ?
Whether a seasoned professional or a new bicyclist, anyone can get injured in bicycle accidents. Therefore, it’s imperative that one must know how to handle such situations. First, you must get your bicycle accident injuries treated right away. Some bicycle injuries may not be visible immediately or may appear less serious initially. That’s why a medical checkup is necessary after a bicycle accident even if your injuries are seemingly not very severe. More importantly, you must not leave the accident scene unless absolutely necessary.
If you are injured, ask for an ambulance to get emergency treatment right away. Don’t forget to keep your medical treatment documents safe with you as proof and record of the bicycle accident injuries. If these symptoms do not go away maintain a daily record of your symptoms to document the seriousness and long-term implications of your injuries.
Why Gathering Evidence After A Bicycle Accident Is Necessary
A police report is the best official way to identify and document the involved parties after a bicycle accident. Therefore you should call the police at the accident site as soon as possible. In addition to recording the statements of both parties, the police will also question eyewitnesses to write an official report. It is crucial that you speak to one of the police officers at the scene to document your side of the story in the police report. While the police officers are writing a report, don’t forget to document your own evidence. Photograph the accident scene and the extent of damage to your bicycle or the other party’s vehicle. Take pictures of the injuries and the scattered debris scattered following the incident. Also, make a note of any signs to show the rules broken by the driver that led to the incident. Ask any eyewitnesses to briefly describe what they saw, and get their contact details so your attorney can contact them if needed.
Why Is It Important To Contact An Attorney After Bicycle Accidents ?
After lodging a police report, contact your attorney without delay. Bicycle accidents often require dealing with the other road user’s insurance company. However, you should not talk to them without the presence of – or prior consultation with a bicycle accident attorney. Insurance company representatives will try every trick to make you wrongly admit fault or coaxing you into settling for a considerable lesser amount. Dealing with insurance companies after a bicycle accident, while you are still recovering from the shock and emotional trauma, is not recommended, unless an experienced bicycle injury attorney is present.
According To Local Attorneys, Most Bicycle-Related Accidents Are Caused Due To Negligence Of Other Road Users
California state law allows bicycle accident victims to get compensation for their medical treatment and injury-related expenses when they are injured due to the negligence of other road users. According to research, a large number of bicycle accidents are caused by the negligence of the following:
- distracted while driving
- swerving lanes
- running a red traffic light or a stop sign
- driving while under alcohol or any drug’s influence
An Experienced Law Firm Can Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable
Many accidents occur when road users turn left and do not give way to bicyclists. All road users must give adequate space to other vehicles, bicycles, or motorcycles, on the road. Another reason for bicycle accidents is when motorists open their car doors without checking for any oncoming vehicle or bicycle. Although this may not seem serious, the huge impact of the bicyclist’s head or other body parts hitting a vehicle’s door can cause severe, even life-threatening injuries.Bicycle riders are also often hit by car drivers who miscalculated the distance while passing them and collide with them as a result. Legally, all motorists must share the road space with other drivers and bicyclists. However, sometimes, drivers become impatient and injure a bicyclist while trying to pass them. In such cases, they would be considered responsible for any injuries or property damage to the bicycle rider.
Bicycle Accident – Who To Blame ?
Police officers and insurance company personnel who respond first to the accident scene are tasked with determining which party’s negligence caused the accidents. Like other road users, bicyclists must also follow the road rules. Therefore, if an accident is caused by a bicycle rider failing to follow traffic rules, they could be held liable. However, it has been observed that motorists are at fault in many bicycle hit and run cases. If you get injured in a bicycle accident in California, speak with Paul E. Maineri , a renowned bicycle accident injury attorney immediately. For three decades, Paul has been seeking justice and maximum compensation for bicyclists that are injured by someone else’s negligence in the Southern California. If another road user’s negligence has turned your life upside down Paul is ready to give assistance in seeking justice.
Maineri Law Firm Has 22 Years Of Experience Fighting On Behalf Of Bicycle Injury Victims
If a negligent road user injures you while riding a bicycle, make sure you get representation by a law firm that is devoted to fighting for justice for bicycle accident victims. Paul E. Maineri has extensive experience handling catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck or bus accidents, bicycle-related accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, premises liability, and slip-and-fall accidents. The California justice system, as well as the insurance company representatives, can sometimes be intimidating. Don’t worry, let Paul E. Maineri deal with them on your behalf to ensure that your voice is heard, and the negligent driver is held responsible.To arrange an initial meeting with Paul E. Maineri, call (951) 698-4200 or email email@example.com today. Paul handles personal injury claims on a contingency basis so you won’t have to pay any fees until a verdict or settlement has been awarded. The California state has enacted a statute of limitations. This means that there is a time limit for filing claims regarding personal injury. Therefore, you must not delay seeking legal help If you get injured by a negligent driver while riding a bicycle anywhere in California. Please call Maineri Law Firm at (951) 698-4200 without delay.
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