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San Diego Bike Accident Lawyers

Bicycling is great – until a distracted driver bumps into you. Then, you’re facing serious injuries, jaw-dropping medical bills, and other inconveniences like not being able to work (or sleep). Let Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers | Injury & Accident Lawyers help you hold that negligent driver responsible.

Adrian P., Lemon Grove

Top Bicycle Accident Lawyers in San Diego

Legal Representation for Victims of Bike Accidents

San Diego provides an excellent environment for cycling, which is why so many residents use bicycles to run errands, commute to and from work, and just get around town. And while it’s a good thing that people choose to get fit and contribute to a better global environment, more bicycles on the roads means more potential for accidents. When a bike is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, the bicyclist has a higher likelihood of severe injury or death. Drivers of cars, trucks, and motorcycles have a duty to look out for cyclists and allow them their legal right-of-way while navigating San Diego’s busy roads and streets. Unfortunately, many drivers do not take this duty seriously.

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident due to the negligence or reckless behavior of a motor vehicle driver, you have the right to compensation from them and their insurance company. But don’t expect the insurance company involved just to cut you a check. That’s not likely going to happen. Insurance companies are notorious for denying claims, delaying payouts, and trying to get plaintiffs to settle for far less compensation than they deserve.

Don’t let them do this to you. The legal team at San Diego’s Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers | Injury & Accident Lawyers hate seeing injury victims get taken advantage of by insurance companies and have spent nearly 20 years fighting to ensure that it doesn’t happen. To get Ross Jurewitz’s experience and knowledge behind your claim, call (619) 233-5020 for a free case evaluation.

San Diego Bicycle Accident Laws & California Vehicle Code

Why Choose Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers to Handle My Case?

Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers | Injury & Accident Lawyers has spent nearly 20 years fighting for the rights of bicycle accident victims in California. We are a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most well-respected trial lawyer groups in the country. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of attorneys in the United States are members of this prestigious group.

Some of our notable bicycle accident settlements include $235,000 awarded to the family of a child riding a bicycle who was struck by a truck in Imperial County, $200,000 in a bicycle-motor vehicle sideswipe accident, $100,000 in a San Diego bicycle accident, and $67,500 in a San Ysidro bike accident.

If you’ve been severely injured in a bicycle accident by no fault of your own, you are almost always better off when you hire an attorney. Legal representation will get you, on average, 3.5 times more settlement money than if you do not hire an attorney.
At Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers | Injury & Accident Lawyers, our experienced San Diego bicycle accident attorneys listen to our clients and treat them the way we want to be treated. When you sit down with us for an initial consultation, our compassionate personal injury lawyers will walk you through the process. We will explain what you can expect from your particular bicycle accident case, and you can make an informed judgment about your best legal options.

Do not wait to contact Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers | Injury & Accident Lawyers if you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident in the San Diego area. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get started on your case and help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. Call us any time at (619) 233-5020.

What Should I Do If I’m Injured in a Bicycle Accident?

If you get hurt in an accident while riding your bike, you need to take specific steps immediately. After leaving the crash scene, go to the hospital or visit your doctor. It’s vital that you seek treatment right away. Don’t wait until days or weeks later for an evaluation of your injury. Insurance companies are rarely on the claimant’s side. They want to avoid paying out a settlement, and a gap in treatment is the perfect reason to offer a lowball settlement number or deny the claim entirely.

You should also hire a San Diego bike accident lawyer from Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers. We can focus on the legal aspects of your case while you’re recovering from your injuries. Be sure to attend all doctor’s appointments regularly and inform us of your medical providers’ names so we can request copies of your records.

Medical evidence could improve your chance of securing the maximum available settlement. These records show that you suffered an injury in the accident instead of having a preexisting condition or being injured in some other incident. They also provide a timeline of the treatment you received and the costs you incurred.

Some people fall victim to common pitfalls during insurance claims and lawsuits. Making these mistakes could negatively affect the outcome of your case:

  • Speaking to the insurance adjuster. They will likely call you after you file your claim to try to speak with you about the accident. Give them our contact information, and we’ll communicate with them on your behalf. During these conversations with accident victims, the tactics they use are to get them to admit fault or provide information that justifies a denied claim.
  • Admitting partial responsibility for the crash. State laws allow juries to reduce a person’s monetary losses by the percentage of fault they share. You might feel the need to apologize to the driver immediately after the accident or explain what happened to the officer at the scene but don’t. It’s best that you say as little as possible while your case is pending.
  • Oversharing information on social media. Sometimes, accident victims will post about what they’ve just been through or share pictures of the damage to their bike or physical injuries they sustained. That could hurt your case. Believe it or not, defense attorneys and insurance companies will often review the plaintiff’s online activity for evidence they can use against them.

Common Bicycle Accident Scenarios

The following scenarios are common among bicycle-motor vehicle collisions:

  • Left-hand turn collision: California Vehicle Code section 21801(a) states that all drivers attempting a left-hand turn must first check for and yield to any vehicles approaching from the opposite direction, including bicycles. Unfortunately, many drivers do not see bicyclists coming and crash into them while making a left turn.
  • Sideswipe: All motorists are expected to give bicyclists enough space when passing. However, some motorists get impatient and attempt extremely risky passes, which can resulting in a sideswipe collision or the bicyclist getting run off the road.
  • Dooring: