Have You Been Injured in a Carlsbad Bicycle Accident?
Carlsbad Bicycle Accident Lawyer with 40 Years of Experience
Do you enjoy bicycling in California with your family and friends? Do you use your bicycle as an inexpensive form of transportation to and from work? Does riding your bicycle provide a way to stay in shape and maintain good health? If so, you are not alone. Bicycling is increasing throughout California and the United States as a form of exercise, transportation, and recreation.
Unfortunately, with the increase of bicycles on our road, accidents involving bicycles are also increasing throughout the state and the country. If you or a loved one have been is injured in a bicycle crash, you need the assistance of qualified medical professionals and expert legal counsel. You need the Levinson Law Group on your side.
Advocacy for Injury Victims From an Insurance Industry Insider
The Levinson Law Group can provide you with the legal counsel you need to ensure your rights are protected. Gordon R. Levinson has represented some of the largest insurers in North America and he knows how insurance companies operate. Now, he uses that knowledge and experience to fight for injured and aggrieved people against the big insurance companies. The Levinson Law Group accepts cases on a contingent fee basis. That means that if there is no recovery in your case, you pay no fee! In most cases, we even advance the costs. For your free consultation, call (760) 742-5221 today.
What You Should Know About Bicycle Accidents
Unfortunately, not all motorists share the road with bicycles in a safe manner and not all governments maintain roads and bike paths in a manner that is safe for bicyclists. When other parties are negligent, bicyclists are injured. A report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association reported that California led the country in the number of bicyclists killed in crashes involving motor vehicles from 2010 to 2012. Bicycle accidents increased by 16% during the same period.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 726 bicyclists were killed nationwide during 2012 with another 49,000 cyclists being injured in motor vehicle-related crashes. The number of individuals killed in bicycle accidents increased 6% from the previous year. The damages caused by a bicycle crash can be substantial. A bicyclist does not have the protection afforded the driver of a car in a collision; therefore, the risks of serious, life-threatening injuries are greater for the bicyclist. Hiring an experienced Oceanside bicycle accident attorney is crucial in order to receive a fair and just settlement for your damages.
Common Injuries Sustained by Bicyclists in Bike Accidents
The American Family Physician reports that the most common bicycle related injuries are to the upper and lower extremities. Head injuries resulted in 60% of fatalities in bicycle accidents and the majority of long-term disabilities. Most head injuries occurred because of a collision with a motor vehicle.
Traumatic injuries include:
- Injuries to the head such as concussions, intracranial hemorrhage, and skull fracture
- Injuries to the face and eyes such as facial fractures, dental fractures, contusions, and so on
Do I Need a Carlsbad Bike Accident Attorney?
The traumatic, permanent, and debilitating injuries suffered by bicycle riders result in substantial financial losses in addition to the great physical and emotional damages suffered by the victims. California’s personal injury laws provide a legal remedy for injury victims to receive compensation for their damages. However, insurance companies try to limit the recovery of bicycle accident victims in order to pay the least amount possible for the bicycle accident claim.
Insurance companies have established elaborate and detailed policies for handling bicycle accident claims that include various tactics designed to lower the company’s liability. Insurance adjusters ask for recorded or written statements from victims or signed medical releases to obtain information to use against the victim. Many insurance companies try to blame the bicyclist for the accident. It is in your best interest to avoid discussing your bicycle accident with anyone until you have spoken with an experienced bicycle accident attorney.
You have the legal right to be compensated for your damages. Do not allow an insurance company to take this right away from you. Let the Levinson Law Group protect your best interests, because the at-fault party and his / her insurance company certainly do not have your best interests as the top priority.
Contact Our Dedicated Legal Team for a Free Consultation Now
The goal of the Levinson Law Group is simple: We work for our clients and our community. We seek to protect our clients and seek justice for our clients who are struggling with life-altering injuries, we work with local charities to make our community better for everyone, and we strive to make our roads safe to travel for everyone.
Have you been injured in a bike crash caused by the carelessness, recklessness, or negligence of another party? If so, the Levinson Law Group can help you by providing support and legal counsel as you work to recover from your injuries. We are here for you and for your family when you need a competent, compassionate attorney the most. Contact our office at (760) 742-5221 or use our convenient online contact form to schedule a free consultation.