From the Anaheim Wetlands to Sycamore Park, Stagecoach Road, and more, Anaheim has no shortage of great biking routes. With near year-round beautiful weather, it’s no wonder that cyclists flock to the city. With that increased traffic, however, comes the risk of being struck by a car while riding.
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you should know you’re not alone. Here at Greenberg Gross, we have an Anaheim bicycle accident lawyer who can handle all the legal details so you can focus on getting better. With the possibility of missed work and decreased wages, hospital bills, and even the specter of physical therapy in serious cases, it pays to have someone on your side, so you don’t have to go it alone.
What Are Common Injuries an Anaheim Bicycle Accident Lawyer Might Recover Compensation For?
Cycling accident injuries are often serious. With little more than a helmet and maybe some pads to protect them, cyclists are at risk of catastrophic injuries with potentially long-term effects.
Some of the most common bicycle accident injuries we see and represent here at Greenberg Gross include things like:
- Damage to and loss of teeth
- Deep bruising
- Cuts and lacerations
- Fractured and broken bones
- Organ damage
- TBI (traumatic brain injuries)
- Spinal damage
- Paralysis (both partial and total)
No matter how severe your injuries are, it’s important you seek immediate medical care. You might feel fine after the accident, but adrenaline could be masking serious injury. Not only will a hospital visit help you find problems early on, but it will also bolster your case later.
Beyond that, it will help you when making an insurance claim once it comes to that. Insurance adjusters will look for every available opportunity to deny your claim or grant you the minimum coverage amount, so it helps to have a paper trail proving the extent of your injuries.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?
Cyclists have the same rights as anyone else on the road. Even so, it’s still too common for negligent drivers to speed, dangerously overtake cyclists, and not give bikes enough room.
Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents we see here at Greenberg Gross include:
- Speeding: When a driver speeds, they don’t have enough time to react to situations on the road, and they run the risk of hitting/running over a cyclist.
- Driver Negligence: When a driver doesn’t pay attention to or acknowledge cyclists on the road, they may cause an accident.
- Unsafe Lane Changes: If a driver changes lanes without first checking whether it’s safe, they may sideswipe a cyclist and knock them to the ground.
- Tailgating: Dangerous in any situation, tailgating a cyclist can prove catastrophic or even fatal. It’s important that drivers give cyclists adequate space on the road.
- Failure to Yield: In situations where a driver doesn’t give a cyclist the right of way, they may collide with them and cause serious or even fatal injuries.
No matter the cause of your cycling accident, a bicycle accident lawyer can work to build a case and help you recover compensation for your injuries.
Why Hire Our Anaheim Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
When you’ve survived a bicycle accident, you know the actual crash is just the beginning. You’ll have doctors’ visits to make, insurance adjusters to deal with, and you might even need to get prescription meds and physical therapy for your injury.
Instead of treating recovery like a full-time job, you could lean on a bicycle accident lawyer to take care of most of the details.
Your Lawyer Can Handle the Insurances Adjusters for You
The insurance companies might ultimately cover the cost of your care, but they’re first going to employ a team of insurance adjusters to either deny your claim or only cover the minimum amount. Instead of having to appeal denials on your own, your attorney could handle all that for you.
Your Lawyer Can Build Your Case While You Build Your Strength
It might seem easier to go it alone when seeking compensation, but it’s anything but. Not only will building your case take up hours of your day, but you might end up with far less in damages than you would’ve had you gone with a bicycle accident lawyer.
It’s best to leave this work to the professionals so you can spend your time and energy getting better.
Your attorney will use all available evidence and testimony to build your case and refute any claims the opposing counsel might argue. They can prove the liable party’s negligence and fight for the compensation you’re entitled to.
What About Lawyer Fees?
You’re likely dealing with added costs right now, with everything from doctor and hospital bills to drug costs and more, on top of existing things like utility bills and rent. The last thing you need is to add exorbitant attorney fees on top of all of that.
Too many firms over-promise and under-deliver. They tell you what you want to hear and expect a huge fee upfront. You can afford our lawyers because you don’t have to pay for any services out of your pocket.
There are no upfront costs; if we win, our fees come from your settlement or judgment. If we don’t win your case, we don’t get paid.
Why Should I Go with Greenberg Gross?
The lawyers here at Greenberg Gross have the experience and empathy needed to be effective advocates for clients. Our founders came from some of the biggest firms in the world and have since assembled a team that’s equipped to help.
The Daily Journal has honored our founders with multiple-year inclusions on their Top 100 Lawyers in California list, and our lawyers have had the pleasure of recovering millions for our clients over the years.
Get in Touch with Our Team Now for a Free Consultation
If you or a family member suffered harm in a bicycle accident, you should remember you’re not alone in this process. Our team of attorneys is here and ready to help you. Reach out to us here at Greenberg Gross today and get your free consultation.