Mountain View Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents are a unique area of personal injury law, and these cases should only be handled by an experienced bicycle accident attorney. Several of our attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger are avid cyclists, and we understand the dangers that bicyclists regularly face when exercising their right to ride. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact our office to discuss your case with a bicycle accident attorney.
Bicycle Accident Practice
- We have represented clients in bicycle accident cases for more than 60 years, and our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your right to full and fair compensation. We know that bicycle accident injuries are often devastating, and responsible parties should be held accountable for the losses that you suffered.
- We know that bicycle accident injuries often lead to extended periods of disability and lost income. Our attorneys take personal injury cases on contingency, so you will not be responsible for any attorneys’ fees until you have been compensated for your claim.
- Your well-being is our priority. Our attorneys want to see you get the justice that you deserve and the outcome that enables you and your family to move forward after the injuries you have suffered.
Common Types of Bicycle Accidents and Injuries
Bicycle accidents are often the result of automobiles turning into bicyclists’ paths, making unsafe lane changes, or failing to give bicyclists adequate space when passing. Aggressive and impatient drivers frequently cause accidents by following a bicyclist too closely or failing to share the road, forcing cyclists off the road. Other types of accidents involve negligent road maintenance, defective road design, obstructions in the road, and construction zone injuries.
Even when bicyclists wear a helmet and take other protective measures, accident injuries are often severe and sometimes permanent. Bicycle accident victims frequently sustain traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, and broken bones. Other common injuries include road rash, facial injuries, and muscle tears.
Holding Responsible Parties Accountable
Negligent drivers and their insurance companies rarely admit liability without attempting to blame the bicyclist or someone else for the accident. Our attorneys regularly deal with insurance companies, and they diligently and thoroughly investigate accidents to secure evidence that supports their claims. Their investigations typically involve interviewing witnesses, gathering medical records, speaking with first responders, and hiring expert witnesses.
Even when there is no dispute about liability, insurance representatives operate with the goal of settling the claim for as little as possible. Unfortunately, when injured bicyclists accept a settlement without consulting an attorney, they are often left with unpaid medical bills and other accident-related losses. Our attorneys will thoroughly examine and evaluate the extent of your injuries and damages so that you do not accept an inadequate settlement.
Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, you need an attorney that understands California’s bicycle laws and has experience representing injured bicyclists. Contact Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger for a free consultation with an experienced bicycle accident attorney. We will discuss the details of your accident and how we can help you with a financial recovery.