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Irvine Bicycle Accident Lawyers

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If you have recently sustained an injury as a cyclist, our dedicated Irvine bicycle accident lawyers are here to fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Contact California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC today.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers | Fighting for Injured Cyclists in CA

Bicycle accidents can occur in an instant, but can also affect a person’s well-being forever. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in such an accident, you need a team of competent Orange County personal injury lawyers in your corner who truly care about your recovery and future. Fortunately, you are in the right place. California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC is on your side.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Though inclement weather conditions and poor road conditions can both contribute to bicycle accidents, these accidents are most commonly caused by driver negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that we see lead to bicycle accidents are as follows:

  • Trying to overtake or pass cyclists unsafely
  • Driving while distracted
  • Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes
  • Speeding
  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Opening car doors unsafely
  • Aggressive driving
  • Unsafe right turns in front of cyclists
  • Ignoring bike lanes

After a Bicycle Accident

If possible, you should do your best to take the following steps after a bicycle accident:

  • Seek medical attention for injuries and report the accident by calling 911.
  • Document the accident scene with photos and/or videos.
  • Obtain driver and witness information, including insurance and contact info.
  • Preserve your damaged bicycle as evidence.
  • Keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
  • Consult a competent team of bicycle accident lawyers who can work to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.

Recovering Compensation

In order to meet the burden of proof required for your case, we will need to show you suffered damages, among other things. Damages include both economic and non-economic damages. Examples of economic damages can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Loss of earning capacity

Examples of non-economic damages can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring or disfigurement

The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in California is two years, however, it may be even shorter depending on your particular circumstances. It is essential that you reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options moving forward.

Contact Our Bicycle Accident Lawyers

California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC stands ready to be your number one advocate. Contact our bicycle accident lawyers today to schedule your free initial phone consultation.

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