When a bicycle collides with a car, the consequences to the bicyclist can be devastating: broken bones, serious road rash and head injuries. Since liability can come with a high price tag, the driver of the motor vehicle and his or her insurance company will usually try to blame the accident on the person who was riding the bike.
Bicycle Accident Attorneys in San Jose
At the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our San Jose bicycle accident lawyers represent bicyclists in San Jose and throughout the Bay Area who are injured in collisions with cars. Our bike accident attorneys in San Jose also represent family members of wrongful death victims. To ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve, call (650) 345-8484 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
Investigating Fault in San Jose Bicycle Accidents
In California, bicyclists have a right to use the right traffic lane as long as they follow traffic law and do not impede traffic. However, many drivers do not make room for bikes, even when the bicyclist is riding in a designated bicycle lane.
If you contact our San Jose bicycle accident lawyers soon enough after a bicycle accident, we will hire experts to analyze skid marks, vehicle damage and the nature of your injuries to determine how the accident happened and who was at fault. We will pay the cost of investigating your accident case and recover those expenses only if we secure compensation for you.
California is a pure comparative fault state, which means that you can recover compensation even if you were more than 50 percent at fault. As long as the other driver was partially responsible, you can recover compensation for the percentage of fault that can be assigned to the other driver.
Our bike accident attorneys have experience in investigating the bicycle accidents and recovering damages for the injured throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Contact Our San Jose Bike Accident Lawyers Today!
Call us at (650) 345-8484 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Our San Jose bicycle accident attorneys take no fees unless we recover compensation from the other driver or your own auto insurance carrier.