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San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyer

When you get hit by a car while riding a bike, you deserve to be compensated by the negligent driver. A bicycle accident attorney in San Diego can help you recover all the damages you’re owed.

Riding a bike can be a cheap and convenient way to get from one place to another, but unfortunately it’s not always the safest way. When you are riding on busy streets alongside vehicles that weigh a lot more than you and go much faster, there is a very real danger of being seriously injured in a crash.

If you’ve been hurt in a bike-auto wreck, your injuries are likely substantial. You could be in the hospital right now watching your medical bills pile up, dealing with the pain from your injuries, and wondering how you are going to move past the accident and on with your life.

Contact a San Diego bicycle accident lawyer from The Kindley Firm, APC, as soon as you can. Let us review your claim and determine how much it could be worth. We can investigate your accident, file your claim, and fight on your behalf in court, if necessary. Our attorneys will make certain you get fully compensated for your losses.

Types of Bicycle-Car Accidents

Just like with motor vehicles, there can be many ways for cyclists to get injured while on the road. That’s because you have to share the road with others—and not everyone likes to share, even when they’re legally required to.

Sometimes a bicycle accident occurs and it really is just an accident, but a lot of times someone’s negligent actions caused the collision, and that person should have to pay for the resulting injuries and losses.

The following are a few common bike accident types that a lawyer from our firm will be able to help you investigate and determine fault for:

  • Hit-and-run bike accidents
  • Bicycle accidents with motor vehicles
  • Road rage and cyclists
  • Defects in the road
  • Dog bite/bike chase incidents
  • Bike equipment failure
  • Getting “doored” by a driver getting out of his or her vehicle

Common Cycling Injuries

Unfortunately, bike accidents can result in very serious injuries, sometimes affecting you for the rest of your life. You may be out of work for a long time—if you can return to work at all. You might also need many months of recovery time, perhaps requiring physical therapy to get your mobility back.

All of your injuries will require medical treatment, and medical treatment costs money. You will need to be fully compensated so that you can afford to pay for your care, which will allow you to have a future beyond the accident-related injuries.

Here is a list of common injury types, all of which could make you eligible for a monetary settlement:

  • Brain Injuries and Head Trauma – These are injuries that vary in severity and can affect cognition for life. If you receive a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may not be able to return to work because your cognitive functioning could be permanently impaired. This injury can also affect your personality.
  • Spinal and Neck Injuries – These injuries can cause paralysis, which can permanently limit your mobility. You might even need a permanent caregiver.
  • Broken and Fractured Bones – Bone injuries are extremely painful and can impact your future ability to move freely.
  • Facial Injuries – Injuries to the face can cause your teeth to be knocked out, the loss of an eye, or permanent scarring and psychological damage.

Full Compensation for Your Bicycle Accident

Many people who file a personal injury lawsuit are simply hoping to get some of their medical bills paid for, not realizing that they likely deserve more than that. When you’ve been injured in a bike accident due to no fault of your own, why should you have to pay for any of the costs associated with your injuries?

You deserve to be made whole, and that means full compensation for an accident you weren’t responsible for. Your San Diego bike crash attorney will include all of your losses in the demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurer, and that includes your monetary losses in addition to your non-monetary damages.

Below are some of the damages you could be compensated for when you’ve been catastrophically injured in a bicycle accident:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills and physical therapy treatment
  • Mental health treatment
  • Mobility devices
  • Lost or damaged property
  • Lost enjoyment of your life

Contact a San Diego Bike Accident Attorney

After you’ve been seriously injured in a cycling accident with a car, you will have a stack of medical bills, physical therapy expenses, and other costs. You may have missed a lot of work, and you may not even be able to return to work at all.

You will need to be fairly compensated so that you can afford to pay your medical expenses and ensure your financial, physical, and emotional wellbeing in the future.

Contact a San Diego bicycle accident lawyer at The Kindley Firm, APC, at 619-550-1313. You can also complete our online form on this page, and we will contact you to arrange a free case evaluation.

  • No fees unless we win
  • No obligation to continue beyond the case review
  • Get all your legal questions answered