After A Bike Accident, Hold The Negligent Driver Accountable
Although the San Diego and San Francisco metro areas consistently rank as two of the more popular cities in the U.S. for bicyclists, they are not always safe. Cyclists face the constant threat of injury from cars, commercial trucks and rideshare vehicles.
Having successfully handled thousands of bike accident cases, we at Rencher Law Group, P.C., know the legal steps to help you. We work with clients throughout Southern California who experienced serious crashes and have damages such as:
- Hospital bills
- Doctor bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Bicycle repairs
- Pain and suffering
If you lost a loved one to a bike accident, you might also have the right to recover compensation for loss of companionship and loss of consortium. Our attorneys have in-depth experience with wrongful death lawsuits and have helped thousands of clients find closure and move forward with their lives after fatal crashes. Together, we will hold the negligent party accountable for the loss they caused.
Does Auto Insurance Cover A Bicycle Accident?
If you have a car insurance policy, it likely does not cover your bicycle unless you purchased this specific coverage from your insurer. If a driver or another party is at fault for your accident, their liability policy will likely cover your damages. If the driver’s liability policy does not cover the full extent of your damages and you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, this should cover the remaining costs. However, if it does not, you may need to file a lawsuit against their insurer or against the individual driver.
What You Should Do After An Accident
After an accident, there are some important steps you can take to protect your best interests. At the scene of the crash, you can contact the police to report the accident, collect information from anyone involved with the crash, take pictures and videos of important scenes of the crash, report the accident to your insurance and contact a personal injury attorney.
While you are recovering, there are still more measures you can take for yourself, like prioritizing your health, keeping thorough documentation of your medical treatment and other processes, keeping notes of anything related to your claim, and consulting with your lawyer about what you can do next in your case.
Our Team Can Help You Get Accountability And Compensation
Whether your accident was caused by any common accident factors like distracted drivers, someone driving in the bike lane, or even a dooring injury, you only have two years to file your claim. While this may seem like a long time, you should not have to wait years for the compensation you need.
At RLG, we are here to help you through the insurance claim and the court process to hold the wrongdoer accountable, negotiate for fair and full compensation, help you avoid critical mistakes in your case, and provide you with a quick resolution in your case. Reach out to us for a free initial consultation about your circumstances. You can send us an email or call 877-RENCHER to set up your consultation.