Under California law, bicyclists generally have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles on the road. Despite these laws, bicycles are at an increased risk for accidents and injuries, often because drivers fail to respect bicyclists’ rights under the law. The attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger represent clients who have been involved in bicycle accidents, and they know that resulting injuries and consequences can be devastating.
Contact Our Sunnyvale Bicycle Accident Lawyers
- With over six decades of experience handling personal injury claims, our law firm has represented hundreds of injured bicyclists. We have an unmatched record of securing multimillion-dollar settlements and trial awards for our injured clients.
- We believe everyone should have access to legal representation when they need it the most, especially those who have suffered severe and devastating injuries. Our attorneys take their personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis so that our clients do not have to pay any attorneys’ fees until they have been compensated for their losses.
- Our Sunnyvale personal injury attorneys understand the complexities involved in bicycle accident cases. They know that succeeding in bicycle accident claims requires examining the scene of the collision, evaluating the individual responsibilities of all parties involved, and reviewing other potential factors, such as roadway conditions and traffic controls.
Examples of Sunnyvale Bicycle Accident Injuries
Common bicycle accident injuries include traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, broken bones, and severe abrasions. In addition to life-changing injuries and permanent scarring, bicyclists often sustain severe emotional damages after an accident. The emotional consequences of surviving a bicycle accident, such as PTSD and a fear of getting back on the bike, can run very deep and last well beyond the physical healing from an accident.
When bicycle accident injuries are fatal, to the cyclist or the pedestrian in the accident, surviving family members often suffer significant losses. Survivors are sometimes entitled to compensation for their losses as a result of the accident under a wrongful death claim. Recoverable compensation often includes loss of the decedent’s financial support, funeral and burial expenses, and loss of inheritance.
Settlement Negotiations And Personal Injury Litigation
In most bicycle accident cases, the defendant’s insurance company is responsible for paying the personal injury claim. Insurance representatives can be difficult to deal with, especially when they use aggressive tactics to pressure you into settling your claim. However, with legal representation, our Sunnyvale accident attorneys will handle all communication and negotiations with insurance companies.
We will protect your interests by collecting evidence to support your claim and valuing your injuries and damages. After your total losses have been calculated, we will be in a position to negotiate a settlement agreement on your behalf. If the defendant does not agree to a settlement that fairly compensates you, our attorneys will be prepared to pursue your claim at trial.
Contact Our Sunnyvale Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Bicycle accident attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger provide no-cost consultations and case evaluations. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you need an experienced legal advocate who will fight for justice and your right to compensation for your losses caused by someone else’s misconduct.