Visalia Personal Injury Lawyers | Accident Attorneys
Visalia Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Every year, bicycle accidents are a leading cause of injuries and death. If you’ve been involved in a bike accident and are facing mounting medical bills, you should not have to continue to suffer financially.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have a history of representing injured cyclists in a variety of situations, from accidents caused by distracted driving to failure-to-yield accidents between motorists and cyclists. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, contact us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to learn how our legal team can help you pursue damages for your injuries and resulting expenses.
Types of Bicycle Accident Cases Our Visalia Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
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. In particular, we are experienced in addressing the following types of situations, among others:
- Impaired driving accidents: If a driver collided with you while he or she was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we will help you pursue a negligence claim against that driver and will seek the maximum amount of compensation available.
- Distracted driving accidents: If the driver who hit you was texting, talking on the phone, eating, applying makeup, or otherwise distracted, we will work to prove that the driver’s negligence caused the accident – and your resultant damages.
- Hazardous conditions: Poor road conditions, defective mechanical parts on a bike or a vehicle, and many other hazards can cause collisions between a driver and a cyclist. We will identify the parties responsible for the hazardous conditions that led to your wreck – no matter what they are – and can bring a claim against them on your behalf.
Catastrophic vs. Minor Injuries
The impact of a bicycle accident can range in severity from minor to catastrophic. Because they often result in a lifetime of lost income and medical care, catastrophic injuries result in much larger monetary recoveries. When the stakes are so high, insurers will scrutinize your case and look for reasons to deny it. And because of the severity of the injuries and the seriousness of the claim, a catastrophic injury makes it less likely that you will receive a fair settlement amount from an insurer. As such, it is more likely that a catastrophic case will be resolved through litigation.
Even if you suffered only minor injuries, however, it is still advisable to consult a personal injury attorney: a small settlement or verdict can still help you manage your bills and expenses. Our lawyers offer free case evaluations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting a member of our team to discuss your options.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Visalia bicycle accident attorneys know that insurance companies are on your side until you request more compensation. That is where our guidance comes into play. We will take over all communications and negotiations with insurance companies and will help you seek the treatment you need, regardless of whether an adjuster deems it necessary.
Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review. We will come to you if you are unable to travel.