Anaheim Bicycle Accident Attorney
When a motor vehicle strikes a bicycle, the latter always loses. The lack of safety features, steel framing and casing, and significantly smaller size of a bicycle makes it nearly impossible for it to withstand the forces a larger and more powerful vehicle exerts upon it in a collision. This can result in catastrophic, and even fatal, injuries to the bicyclist while the motorist often escapes unscathed.
At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, our Anaheim bicycle accident attorneys will take all steps necessary to hold at-fault drivers accountable for serious bicycle accidents. Our legal team work hard for our injured bicycle accident victims by protecting your rights and advocating for fair compensation during settlement meetings and trials. If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent motorist, contact our firm for a free consultation to see how we can help you.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
You can get injured in any accident, but the injuries resulting from a bicycle accident can be very severe and catastrophic. With barely any protection, such a seatbelt or airbag, an impact with another vehicle and/or pavement can result in a range of injuries. Some of the most common injuries bicycle accident victims suffer include:
- Skull fracture
- Head injury
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Acetabular fracture (broken pelvis)
- Ankle fractures
- Fractured collarbone
- Internal organ damage
- Road rash injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
The Anaheim bicycle lawyers at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas understand the impact a bicycle accident can have on your life and the lives of your loved ones. We will take all necessary steps to hold all responsible parties accountable for their negligent actions. Our legal team will handle all legal aspects of your case so you can concentrate on healing from your injuries.
Proving Negligence in Bicycle Accident Cases
Accountability is key in an Anaheim bicycle accident claim. The party that caused the accident and your resulting injuries will be financially liable for your losses. Your attorney may need to further investigate the facts of your case to determine all parties who could potentially be responsible for your bicycle accident. In some cases, parties in addition to the driver, could have contributed to the collision. For instance, a pothole or a bicycle defect could have played a factor in the crash. Once your lawyer identifies the proper defendants, they can help prove fault.
The essential element of proof in any accident claim, including a bicycle accident, is negligence. Your Anaheim bicycle accident attorney must prove through a preponderance of evidence that the at-fault party was negligent in causing your injuries. Proving the elements may require:
- Gathering evidence from the scene of the crash
- Interviewing witnesses
- Hiring bicycle accident reconstructionist
Compensating Bicycle Accident Victims
As an injured bicycle accident victim, you may be entitled to monetary compensation from each of the parties who are liable for your accident. Our Anaheim bicycle accident attorneys will investigate all the facts surrounding your case to help you get the just compensation you deserve.
Below are the common types of compensation you may be entitled to:
- Past and future medical and hospital bills, including but not limited to hospital bills, long-term care, and imaging costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Funeral and burial costs
- Property damage
- Emotional and mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Any other out of pocket expenses related to the car crash
What To Do After a Bicycle Accident
No one ever plans on getting into a bicycle accident, but if and when it happens it is important that you are prepared to take certain steps to protect your legal rights. Below are important steps to take if you have been involved in a bicycle accident:
- Call the police and wait for them to arrive to prepare an official accident report.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident and of your bicycle – preferably in the same position and state it was after the accident.
- Obtain the contact information for all parties involved in the accident.
- Obtain the contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
- Immediately seek medical attention.
- Do not attempt to negotiate with the driver of the vehicle who caused the accident.
The Anaheim bicycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are ready to help you take every step necessary to ensure you get the full compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered.
Why Hire Law Offices of Samer Habbas?
Bicycle accidents can leave victims facing life altering injuries, financially unstable, and emotionally and mentally traumatized. However, you shouldn’t lose hope. With the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas on your side, you can be confident that you will get the full compensation you deserve to help you deal with the dire situation you are in. We dedicate ourselves to taking the most challenging injury cases because we know we have the experience, resources and dedication to get our clients the results and justice they deserve.
We are trial attorneys, and carry that reputation with us. The insurance carriers know this and so do their lawyers. They know that we will not back done and will take every step necessary to fight for our clients and make sure they get the full compensation they deserve.
Contact an Experienced Anaheim Bicycle Accident Attorney
If or a loved one has suffered injuries in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of another party, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. Our legal team specializes in handling bicycle accidents. We have the experience to help you recover your lost wages, medical expenses and any other costs associated with your accident
Please call us at 1-888-848-5084 to discuss your case with an expert Anaheim bicycle accident attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.