Oakland Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists have a legal right to share the roadway with motor vehicles, but you would never know that by the way some drivers behave around bicycles. Some of the most common types of bike collisions are caused by:
- Cars and trucks driving too close to the biker
- Cars making a sudden or unsignaled turns in front of a bicyclist
Bicycle Accident Attorney In Oakland
If you were hit by a car while riding a bike, or your child suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident, talk with an Oakland bicycle accident lawyer. David G. Smith, Attorney At Law, helps injured people and families grieving the wrongful death of a loved one to obtain financial recovery for their losses. Call 510-431-2598, or contact us online today. David G. Smith has 40 years of experience helping accident victims throughout the Bay Area.
The Issue Of Fault In Bicycle Accidents
In many bicycle accidents, the car or truck driver was at fault. It is common to hear drivers say, “I didn’t see him.” That might be the truth, but it is not an excuse. If the bicyclist was following all the laws, the driver is 100 percent at fault in causing the injuries. Sometimes the bicyclist was not following the law and may have been partially at fault in the accident. The cyclist can still make a partial financial recovery against the insurance company of the motor vehicle.
Cars and trucks aren’t the only cause of serious or fatal accidents. Poor road maintenance could have caused dangerous conditions, causing the bicycle to stop suddenly or spin out, resulting in “road rash” or fractures. Equipment failures to the bicycle can cause crashes. And bike helmet failures could turn a serious accident into a fatal head injury.
Before you decide that you have no case, have a bicycle accident attorney in Oakland assess your case. Even a victim of hit-and-run drivers can bring a claim against his or her own car insurance company. David G. Smith can give you a clear and honest outlook for your claim.
Get A Free Personal Appointment With An Oakland Bike Accident Attorney
It can take time to understand the full scope of your injuries. We never rush clients into early settlements before the full cost of the injuries is known. You have only one chance at compensation, so we want to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve. If the insurance company is unwilling to offer a fair settlement, we will take your case to court.
Call us today to get answers to your questions if you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident: 510-431-2598 or email us today. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a valid personal injury claim.