Riding a bicycle can be a great form of exercise, fun pastime, and an economic mode of transportation. However, riding a bicycle can also be dangerous-especially in busy metropolitan areas such as San Diego. In most situations, bicycle accidents happen without any warning, catching the riders completely off-guard. As a bicycle rider, you need to be careful when sharing the road with other motorists. Unfortunately, even the most vigilant bicyclist can still become the victim of a serious bicycle accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident through no fault of your own, you need to hire an experienced San Diego bicycle accident attorney to represent you to obtain the full compensation that you deserve. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and working hard to get you the damages that you are entitled to.
Common Injuries Suffered In Bicycle Accidents
A bicycle accident can be very frightening and the resulting injuries can be extremely painful. Bicycle accident victims are more susceptible to suffering serious injuries than car accident victims because they do not have the benefits of steel frames, airbags, and seatbelts.
Common injuries suffered in bicycle accidents include:
- 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 attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas understand that getting into a bicycle accident can significantly impact your life. Our San Diego bicycle accident lawyers are compassionate, yet aggressive, in holding the responsible parties accountable and helping our clients obtain full compensation. Our goal is to provide you with the personal service that you deserve during this difficult process.
What To Do After a Bicycle Accident
Getting into a bicycle accident can be a devastating experience. Although no one ever plans on getting into an accident, it is best to be prepared in the event that you are involved in one, especially if you enjoy riding your bicycle often.
- 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.
Contact an Experienced San Diego 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 San Diego bicycle accident attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.