Fresno Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Honest & Reliable Legal Counsel for Bike Accident Victims
Cycling is not only a great form of exercise but also an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. However, it does come with risks. Each year, thousands of bicyclists are involved in accidents on the road, some of which result in serious injuries or even death.
At Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC, we are known for our thorough approach. We work diligently to investigate every aspect of the case, from gathering evidence at the accident scene to consulting with medical professionals to determine the full extent of the injuries. This meticulous attention to detail allows us to build compelling cases on behalf of our clients.
We take pride in our track record of securing fair compensation for our clients. However, it's not just about winning cases for us. We believe in a compassionate approach, understanding that our clients are going through one of the most challenging times in their lives. We strive to provide not just legal support but also emotional support throughout the process.
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Here are some of the common types of bike accidents that can occur:
- Right hook collisions. Right hook collisions occur when a vehicle turns right and collides with a cyclist going straight. Potential injuries can range from minor scrapes to serious head injuries.
- Rear-end collisions. Rear-end collisions happen when a vehicle hits a cyclist from behind. These accidents can cause severe spinal injuries. Always inform law enforcement and seek medical help if you're involved in a rear-end collision.
- Right cross collisions. This type of accident happens when a vehicle pulls out from a side street, driveway, or parking lot right in front of a cyclist. It often results in fractures and traumatic brain injuries. Document the scene, gather witness information, and seek legal counsel if needed.
- Left cross collisions. Left cross collisions occur when an oncoming vehicle turns left in front of a cyclist. This can cause injuries similar to right cross collisions.
- Dooring incidents. Dooring incidents occur when someone in a parked car opens their door into the path of an oncoming cyclist, often occurring in parking lots and on certain roadways. These incidents can cause severe injuries, including broken bones.
- Pedestrian collisions. Cyclists can collide with pedestrians, particularly in crowded urban areas. These accidents can cause injury to both the cyclist and pedestrian. Always exchange contact information and report the incident to the police, as you can still file a claim and will want documentation about the cause of the accident.
- Road rage incidents. Road rage incidents involving cyclists and drivers can escalate quickly, resulting in accidents.
- Vehicle-bike accidents. These accidents occur when a vehicle collides with a bicycle. They often result in serious injuries for the cyclist.
- Intersection accidents. Intersection accidents happen when cyclists and vehicles collide at intersections. These accidents can result in a variety of injuries; the specific injuries sustained can depend on the speed and angle of the collision.
- Bicycle-bicycle collisions. These collisions occur when two cyclists collide. While they may seem less dangerous, they can still result in significant injuries.
If you've been involved in a bicycle accident and suffered injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. These damages could cover a range of expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The amount of compensation you could receive depends on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your injuries
- The cost of your medical treatment
- The degree to which someone else's negligence caused the accident
To ensure that you receive fair compensation, you must work with an experienced personal injury attorney. Our team can help you navigate the legal process and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. With the right representation, you can secure the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and get your life back on track.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, it's crucial to understand your legal rights and options. The dedicated team at Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC is ready to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Learn more about how our Fresno attorneys can help you by calling (713) 609-1930.
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What is negligence?
“Negligence” refers to careless, reckless, or wrongful (including unlawful) behavior. Often, this type of behavior leads to serious accidents, injuries, and even deaths. Some examples of negligence include someone who runs a red light because they were texting while driving, a shop owner who fails to put out a “wet floor” sign after an employee mops up a spill, or a dog owner who allows their dangerous dog to roam free and unleashed in a public park.
How do I know if I have a case?
You likely have a personal injury case if you were injured and suffered measurable damages—such as medical bills or pain and suffering—due to the careless, reckless, negligent, or wrongful conduct of another person or party. In other words, if someone else is to blame for your injuries, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. The best way to know whether you have a case is to contact an attorney at our firm for a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we can go over the details of your situation and provide personalized counsel tailored to your circumstances.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
The exact value of your personal injury case depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, whether you had to take time off work to recover, how much time you had to take off work, whether your injuries resulted in a disability, and your degree of fault (if any) in causing the event that led to your injuries. It is not possible for any attorney to estimate the value of your claim without first reviewing the specific details involved. We encourage you to reach out to our Houston personal injury attorneys at Goldenzweig Law Group to request a complimentary case review.
Will I have to go to court?
Not all personal injury cases go to court. In fact, many settle in pre-trial litigation or as a result of your attorney’s negotiations with the insurance company. However, if the liable party refuses to play fair, you want an attorney who is not only willing but also has the experience needed to aggressively represent you at trial. At Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC, we will prepare you for what to expect with your case, including whether or not you may need to go to court.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
In most cases, there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Texas (surrounding states may have different laws). This means that you typically have just two years from the date of injury to bring your claim in court. Sometimes, when an injury is not discovered right away, the statute of limitations will be deferred to two years from the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered.
There are some exceptions to this two-year deadline, but they are rare. We encourage you to act quickly after an accident or injury to avoid losing your right to seek compensation for your damages. If the statute of limitations expires, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case. Even if you think it might be too late, reach out to Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC to discuss your legal options.