Temecula Bicycle Accident Attorney
Approximately 44,000 bicyclists suffer from injuries related to a crash each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. About 700 of those people unfortunately lose their lives. Temecula is a busy and congested city, which makes its residents more susceptible to cycling accidents. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a bike crash, it is wise to consult the experienced bicycle accident attorneys at The Ryan Law Group. They can assess the case to see if the victim is eligible for compensation. Call today to get started.
What is a Bicycle Accident?
A bicycle accident is a collision that occurs between someone who is on a bicycle and a person who is operating a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, ATV or something different. The results of the accident may vary, but even a minor injury counts as an accident injury.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle crashes happen for a variety of reasons. The most common reason that people get hit on bikes is that someone is not paying attention. In most cases, the person who hits the bicyclist did not see the person because of distractions, speeding, or poor wheel handling. In other cases, accidents happen because of poor manufacturing of the bike or the other vehicle. Additionally, people get into accidents because of inclement weather. Another reason for accidents that happen with bicyclists is that they sometimes travel too closely to motor vehicles on the road. When bicyclists are too close to a vehicle, there is no room for an error like a slip or a bump over a rock in the middle of the street.
What is Negligence in a Bike Crash?
Negligence is an action breaches the legal duty that one owes to another person and results in the other person getting harmed. Additionally, neglect can be the lack of performing an action that is in the best interest of another person.
Our Temecula personal injury lawyers can assess the case to see if actionable negligence occurred. It is very possible that negligence occurred, and the person who hit the bicyclist is responsible for the injury because they breached the legal duty to act reasonable under the circumstances. Our attorneys represent bicycle accident victims and seek compensation that helps the person get his or her life back in order.
How Can a Temecula Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help?
Our reliable bicycle accident lawyers can help a victim recover damages they have sustained. One class of damages that a person can get from a bicycle accident is compensatory damages. The compensatory class of damages is meant to compensate the victim for medical bills, therapies, household bills, lost work wages, and any other money lost because of the accident.
Non-monetary damages are designed to make the injured party whole again. They include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and other things for which an exact dollar amount cannot be determined.
Punitive damages are designed to deter an offender from committing the same offense again. A victim is only eligible for punitive damages if the courts find him or her eligible for compensatory damages. The amount of the settlement could be reduced if the victim is partly to blame for the accident. However, the victim will still be eligible to receive something back.
Contact Our Temecula Bicycle Accident Attorneys
If you were a victim of someone else’s negligence, don’t just accept your injury and losses. Contact the Temecula bicycle accident attorneys at The Ryan Law Group and get the process started today. You can request a meeting by telephone or a short online form. Someone will then call you back and schedule a meeting at a time that it is convenient for you. A reliable bike injury attorney will fight for you without putting any additional pressure on you about your finances. You have nothing to lose; start the process today.