As a bicyclist, you have a duty to follow California’s bicycle laws, and the automobile drivers who share the road also have a duty to respect the rules of the road. Unfortunately, when negligent and reckless drivers fail to follow the law, innocent bicyclists often suffer significant injuries and damages.
The attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have decades of experience representing injured bicyclists and their loved ones in claims against responsible parties. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, our attorneys can go over your accident and evaluate your potential claim.
Bicycle Accident Practice
- Our attorneys understand the complexities involved in bicycle accident cases. We have successfully represented injured bicyclists and their families throughout our firm’s 60-year history.
- We know that securing maximum compensation is critical for our clients who have suffered injuries in a bicycle accident. Our attorneys pursue every potential channel for compensation on behalf of their personal injury clients.
- Our law firm has an exceptional record of personal injury success, including multimillion-dollar settlements and awards. We provide unmatched, top-quality legal representation to our personal injury clients.
How We Can Help
Pursuing compensation for your injuries can be a challenging process, especially without a skilled and experienced bicycle accident attorney. Our attorneys know California’s injury laws and how to negotiate with defendants and their insurance companies to ensure that our injured clients get the compensation that they deserve.
Experts are often needed to help prove bicycle accident claims. Our attorneys have relationships with financial, medical, and accident reconstruction experts. These experts can be used to prove accident liability, the extent of your injuries, and the total value of your injuries and damages.
Bicycle Accident Liability And Comparative Fault
Many bicycle accidents are caused by drivers turning in front of bicyclists, following too closely, or making unsafe lane changes. A common defense tactic in bicycle accident cases is to blame the cyclist for the accident. Your attorney will investigate your accident and collect evidence to prove that the defendant was responsible for the accident.
Even if the defendant has evidence that you were partially at fault for the accident, California is what is known as a pure comparative negligence state. This means that even if the defendant can prove that you were partially responsible for the accident, you may still be entitled to compensation from the defendant for his or her share of accident fault.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents
When bicycle accident injuries are fatal, surviving family members may have a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver. In California, surviving family members may be entitled to damages, including funeral expenses and loss of financial support. Under some circumstances, the decedent’s estate may have a compensation claim for the losses that the bicyclist suffered before he or she died.
Bicycle Accident Attorney
The bicycle accident attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger understand that bicycle accidents often have devastating impacts on injured cyclists and their families. Contact our office to schedule a free bicycle accident consultation. We do not want our clients to worry about bills, so we do not collect attorneys’ fees until we have helped you win your personal injury claim.