Berkeley Bicycle Accident Attorneys


Berkeley Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Our Berkeley personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in settlements and trial verdicts, a substantial portion of which was in bicycle accident cases. If you have suffered injuries from a bicycle accident, we encourage you to seek help before critical evidence fades or the applicable statute of limitations tolls  Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in all types of cases, pursuing the maximum compensation available through both insurance claims and, when necessary, personal injury lawsuits.   We are experienced in addressing the following types of situations: 

  • Impaired driving: If a California motorist struck you while driving drunk, our attorneys can help you pursue a claim against the driver to the fullest amount.  
  • Distracted driving: If the motorist who hit you was distracted, our attorneys will work to prove that the driver’s negligent driving caused your accident.  
  • Hazardous conditions: Poor road conditions, defective auto or bicycle parts, and many other hazards can cause bicycle accidents. We are equipped to identify the responsible parties and can bring a claim against them on your behalf.

No matter the circumstances, our attorneys will evaluate the facts of your case, determine whether you have grounds for a claim, identify the liable parties, and craft a claim to help you walk away with the compensation you need to recover.

Pursuing Compensation for Your Bicycle Accident

Our team will assist you in seeking compensation for your physical, emotional, psychological, and financial damages.  You can seek “compensatory damages” for:  

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses  
  • Lost wages and reduced future earning potential due to lasting or permanent disfigurement 
  • Physical pain and suffering  
  • Emotional and psychological distress  
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability  
  • Reduced quality of life 
  • Property damage

Some cases may warrant a claim for “punitive damages.” Punitive damages may apply if the opposing party acted in a malicious or egregiously reckless manner. Your personal injury attorney will examine the specific facts of your case to determine whether it is worth raising a claim for punitive damages.

From Minor to Catastrophic Injuries

The injuries stemming from bicycle accidents can range from minor to catastrophic. A minor injury does not result in lasting or substantial damage like brain or spinal cord damage. Conversely, catastrophic injuries are life-altering and as such, generally warrant much higher monetary recoveries. This is because they often result in a lifetime of lost income and medical care.   Because the stakes are so high, in cases of catastrophic injuries, insurance adjusters will scrutinize your case and seek reasons to deny your claim. When this happens, our team is poised to take your case to trial.

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyerswe understand that your injury is life burdensome and we will fight for your right to maximum recovery for the suffering you’ve endured so that you can focus on rebuilding your life. If you are unable to travel, we will come to you. Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review.