San Diego Bike Hit and Run Attorney
Victim of a Hit and Run?
Hit-and-run drivers represent the height of irresponsibility. Not only have they hit and injured a bicyclist, they then speed off, further endangering the health and life of the victim. Under state law, any person involved in an accident is required to stop and render aid.
What to After a Bike Hit-and-Run Accident
After a bike hit and run, the most urgent issue is to get medical treatment. If you are not able to call 911, ask someone nearby to do so. Sadly, in many of these cases, the bicyclist is seriously or fatally injured. Those who survive may be facing months of treatment, and may never again enjoy life as they had prior to the accident.
What Are the Options for Getting Compensation?
If the negligent driver can’t be identified, or if they were driving without insurance, the bicyclist’s own insurance may be the only available option for seeking compensation. If you have medical insurance, that should take care of your medical bills. If you own a vehicle, your auto insurance may provide additional coverage.
Surprisingly, your own insurance company may be difficult to deal with, even if you have faithfully paid your premiums. Insurance companies aren’t concerned with your welfare, they are out to make a profit. In many cases, they will deny your claim or offer you a payout which is far less than you deserve. It is advised that you seek the representation of a skilled San Diego bicycle accident attorney if you’ve been injured in a hit-and-run accident. An experienced lawyer will see to it that insurance companies don’t take advantage of you.
Types of Injuries in Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accidents
The average car weighs about 4,000 pounds, and a fully-loaded tractor-trailer can legally weigh 80,000 pounds. When one of these vehicles hits a bicycle, the rider’s injuries can be severe, even fatal. Common injuries for the cyclist include the following:
Bicycle accidents are exceptionally dangerous. The injuries can include the following, even when the bicyclist wore a helmet:
- Broken or shattered bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage/internal injuries
- Severe abrasions prone to infection
How Jurewitz Law Group is Different
Our San Diego bike accident hit-and-run lawyers have a personal commitment to their clients. Our goal is to get them the maximum compensation possible for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more. We have recovered tens of millions for our clients, and are prepared to review and evaluate your case for no charge.
Contact our San Diego Bike Hit and Run Attorneys
Call our San Diego personal injury lawyers at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020 today for a free consultation.
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