If you or a loved one were the victim of a serious bicycle accident in Oceanside, we recommend calling us at Harris Personal Injury Lawyer right away. Our Oceanside bicycle accident lawyers are highly experienced in investigating these types of accidents and pursuing compensation. Whether you are suffering from serious injuries or mourning the loss of a relative, we are here to help.
You have the choice to move forward with a bicycle accident claim without a lawyer. However, this puts you at a distinct disadvantage compared to the insurer. The insurance adjuster will know the law, the policy, and how to guide you toward accepting a lower settlement than you deserve. By working with a lawyer, you are better informed and have the resources you need to fight for full and fair compensation.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are proud of the work we do for our clients and have the results to prove we are effective. We have helped more than 5,000 clients win more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts.
To talk with us about your circumstances after a bike crash, contact us online or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS. Our consultations are free and come with no strings attached.
We Handle All Types of Bike Accidents in Oceanside, CA
We are here to guide you through the insurance claim and litigation process if you or a loved one were harmed while riding your bike in Oceanside.
We accept cases involving:
- Bicycle accidents caused by distracted drivers
- Bicycle accidents caused by drunk drivers
- Bicycle accidents caused by speeding
- Bicycle accidents caused by drivers failing to yield the right of way
- Bicycle accidents caused by drivers failing to follow a traffic signal or sign
- Bicycle accidents caused by vehicle blind spots
- Bicycle accidents caused by defective bike or vehicle parts
- Bicycle accidents caused by poor road or path conditions
- Bicycle accidents caused by drivers opening a vehicle door in a cyclist’s path
Vehicle-bike collisions occur for countless reasons, many of which are based on the drive’s negligence. By calling an Oceanside bicycle accident attorney right away, you have someone ready to thoroughly investigate the crash and uncover the reason why it happened. Our lawyers will gather as much evidence as possible to determine what went wrong and who is responsible.
While we handle vehicle-bicycle accidents most often, we also represent victims of other types of bike accidents. Do not hesitate to call us if you were injured in a collision with a pedestrian, another cyclist, someone skateboarding or rollerblading. You also can reach out to us if you were in a single-bicycle accident involving a defective bike or hazardous road or bike path.
Oceanside Bicycle Accident Compensation
After suffering injuries in a collision with a bicyclist or while you were riding your bike, you should talk with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer in Oceanside about your right to compensation. If there is evidence that another person was at fault for the incident and your injuries, then you can pursue compensation for your damages, which is a legal term referring to your financial, physical, and psychological injuries.
By working with a lawyer, you are more likely to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible for your:
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Property damage
The Importance of Hiring an Oceanside Bicycle Accident Lawyer
You may consider moving forward with your bicycle accident claim without the help of an attorney. Like many other bike crash victims, you may assume you will recover compensation for your injuries and damaged bike from the at-fault driver’s auto insurance. This might be true.
However, without an attorney by your side, the insurer is more likely to argue you were at fault and deny your claim. Or, if the insurer does not deny your claim outright, it will do what it can to limit how much it pays you. It is important to work with an attorney to reduce the chance of your claim being denied or accepting a low-ball settlement offer.
To begin with, our bicycle accident lawyers in Oceanside will thoroughly investigate the crash and gather evidence, including:
- Video footage from nearby surveillance cameras or dash cams
- Police and other incident reports
- Eye witness accounts
- Your medical records
- Expert witnesses, if necessary
We will closely analyze the evidence to determine exactly what happened in order to cause the crash. This enables us to build a case against the at-fault party, which we can present to the insurer or in court.
Another benefit of working with an attorney is that you can trust that your damages are properly evaluated. We work closely with you to document the full extent of your economic and non-economic injuries. This enables us to demand fair compensation and recognize a low offer when you receive one.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Talk With an Oceanside Bicycle Accident Lawyer
You can call our firm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will schedule a time to meet with you as soon as possible, and if you cannot come to our office, we will come to you.