Types of Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle Accidents Come in Many Forms
At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, our attorneys are keenly aware of the various forms that bicycle accidents can take. Our three decades of experience serving California residents encompasses all types of accidents, including:
- Bikes hit by cars
- Bikes hit by trucks
- Bikes hit by motorcycles
- Bike-only accidents (accidents caused by defects in the bike or the road)
- Mountain bike accidents
Our ability to get results extends from bicycle accidents involving children to adult professional bicyclists hit while training. No matter who has been involved in the accident and what type of accident has happened, our law firm can be counted on to pursue maximum compensation for our client. Call us locally at 714-881-0592 or toll free at (866) 434-1424. You can also contact us online.
How the Type of Accident Impacts Our Orange County Car and Bicycle Accident Attorneys' Approach to the Claim
From a medical perspective, the unfortunate reality is that all types of bicycle accidents tend to result in very serious injuries, simply because the bicyclist doesn't have the level of protection necessary to withstand a collision with a motor vehicle.
From a legal perspective, the type of accident can impact our approach to the claim. For example, if the bicyclist was hit by a truck driver, our investigation needs to bring in our understanding of federal trucking laws. Truck drivers are much more regulated than the drivers of cars, and if we are able to show that regulations have not been followed, proving negligence becomes much easier.
While the vast majority of bicycle accidents involve the negligence of automobile drivers, there are bike-only accident cases. These can be extremely complex, because they typically mean we are going against a bicycle manufacturer for making a defective product or a government entity for failing to properly maintain a road. These are complex cases, but we can handle them.
San Diego County Car and Truck Road Defect Injuries Lawyers: Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Our Santa Ana lawyers welcome the privilege of consulting with you about your bicycle accident claim. We accept cases on a contingency basis. We will advance all costs necessary to successfully prosecute your case. We are only paid for our services if we get results for you. Contact us.