At the Jurewitz‚ we help bicycle accident victims in Carlsbad and surrounding cities fight for the compensation they need to get on the road to recovery. If you have any questions regarding your case‚ feel free to contact our office for immediate legal assistance. Our renowned personal injury legal team is ready and willing to lend you guidance.
Retain all documents and evidence pertaining to the accident‚ including police and medical reports‚ witness statements‚ insurance papers‚ and photos of involved injuries and property damage. A qualified Carlsbad personal injury attorney can help you collect the evidence needed to establish your claim.
Although motorists are usually the liable party in a bicycle crash claim case‚ it’s possible for other parties to be involved as well. For instance‚ if a defective bicycle part contributed to a crash‚ the manufacturer may be held liable. Or if dangerous road conditions were involved‚ the city or government agency responsible for designing and maintaining the path or roadway may be the culprit.
Insurance coverage following a bike crash can come from various sources‚ depending on the circumstances. If the driver that hit you has personal injury protection (PIP) coverage‚ then his/her insurance will cover your medical bills. However‚ if the liable driver does not have such coverage‚ you may need to turn to your own auto or health insurance for coverage. Have a qualified personal injury lawyer help you explore all of your options so you can get the compensation you need for your recovery.
Your health is your first priority. If you need emergency medical treatment‚ do whatever it takes to get it. Delaying treatment may cause your injuries to worsen. Fortunately‚ there are medical providers out there who can treat you without upfront costs (on a lien basis). Contact a resourceful lawyer for more information.
If you paid an individual or a shop for bicycle repair services and their inadequate work directly contributed to your crash‚ then yes‚ you probably have a viable claim against them. However‚ connecting the crash to the party that did the repairs may be difficult. In cases like this‚ it’s important that you have a trusted attorney perform a prompt investigation of the accident.
Depending on the extent of your damages‚ you may be entitled to compensation for economic damages‚ such as medical bills and lost wages‚ as well as non-economic damages‚ such as pain‚ emotional distress‚ disability‚ disfigurement‚ loss of enjoyment of life‚ and more. If you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident‚ you may recover for the pain suffered by the decedent prior to death‚ as well as the loss of emotional support‚ love‚ and other “intangible” damages that you have suffered.
To get legal representation from a Carlsbad bicycle accident lawyer who cares‚ call the Jurewitz at (760) 585-4640. You may also fill out and submit an online contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly to conduct a free‚ comprehensive case review.