The Oxnard bicycle accident lawyers at Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC, are ready to stand with local cycling collision victims. We want to hold at-fault drivers fully responsible so that injured riders get the care they need without having to worry about enormous medical bills.
Contact our office to schedule a free and confidential case consultation. This meeting comes with no obligation. If you feel we can maximize the bicycle accident settlement you receive, you won’t need any money now. We don’t get paid unless we win your case, and then our fee comes out of the award you and your family receive.
Bicycle Accident Dangers in Oxnard
Deadly bicycle accidents occur in California at a rate of at least 1.5 times more than the average state in the U. S. The state is second in the nation on the greatest number of bicycle accidents and injuries. In Southern California, bike accidents are on the rise too.
Given its location and great weather, Oxnard is, unfortunately, a prime place for bicycle accidents all year long.
Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC is a Ventura County law firm that’s committed to helping you with recovering the compensation you’ll need after a bike accident.
This typically involves filing a claim on your behalf, but if the insurance company on the other side of the case can’t be compelled to pay, we don’t hesitate to file a lawsuit and let a jury decide how much your case is worth. Let us represent you and work for you while you recover from your injuries.
Most Bicycle Accidents are Caused by Motorists
Bicyclists are well aware of the fact that they might be seriously injured by a car, SUV, van, truck or bus. They have the same right to the road as these vehicles, and bicyclists generally do their best to stay out of the way of traffic. That’s precisely why most bicycle crashes are caused by the drivers of motor vehicles. Here are a few of the ways that they do that:
- They’ll make a right turn without checking to see if there’s a bicyclist on their right.
- Or they’ll make a left turn into the path of an oncoming bike.
- Running a stop sign or stop light.
- Refusing to share a lane of traffic with a bicyclist, forcing them out of their lane or off the road.
- Striking a bicyclist because of distracted or drunk driving.
- Opening a car door into a bike lane or lane of traffic when a bicyclist is approaching.
- States or counties failing to maintain their roadways in proper repair.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Other than maybe a helmet, bicyclists are virtually unprotected. They have no metal frame around them, or a seat restraint system to protect them. A bike accident typically has more than one impact too.
First, there’s the impact with the offending vehicle, and a second or two after that is the impact with the unforgiving coarse cement of the roadway. Some bike accidents even have three impacts when after the first two, the bicyclist is hit by yet another vehicle. Injuries from bicycle accidents are typically traumatic, especially when the bicyclist impacts with the front end of a vehicle, its hood or windshield. They might consist of a combination of the following:
- Severe head and neck injuries, including head and neck fractures.
- Facial fractures with dental damage.
- Organ damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, or other organs.
- Fractures of the pelvis, femurs, lower legs, ankles, and ribs.
- Road rash with a serious infection.
- Wrongful death.
Can I Receive Bicycle Accident Compensation If I Was Hit By an Uninsured Driver?
If you’re an avid bicyclist and you or a family member probably own a car. You likely have uninsured motorist insurance. That means you’re probably covered to the extent of your insurance as a bicyclist or even as a pedestrian. Uninsured motorist insurance even covers hit-and-run situations where for instance, an intoxicated driver hit you and ran and was never found. If you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage, get as much of it as you can afford. You might need it sooner than you think.
Contact an Oxnard Bicycle Accident Lawyer
California has a two-year statute of limitations on filing bicycle accident injury claims. But waiting too long to file can leave your case at a disadvantage when you ask insurance companies for support.
That’s why if you or a loved one has been in a bicycle accident, it’s vitally important for you to speak with an effective and committed bicycle accident lawyer at your earliest possible convenience.
Get the compensation you’ll require to overcome damages like your medical bills, your lost time at work, your pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement, or disability. Contact Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC, for a free consultation and case review as soon as you can.