When a bicycle collides with a vehicle, most cyclists are lucky enough to escape with minor scrapes and bruises. However, a significant number of car-bike accidents result in serious injuries such as broken bones and head injuries.
Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Oakland
At the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our Oakland bicycle accident lawyers represent bicyclists in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area who are injured in collisions with cars. Our bicycle accident attorneys also represent family members of fatal bike accident victims. Call (650) 345-8484 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
Oakland Bicycle Injuries and Compensation
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it’s important to seek medical treatment. A deep cut or road rash may lead to nerve damage or a life-threatening infection. A head injury can lead to traumatic brain injury that could affect cognitive skills and memory for the rest of your life. Broken bones may not heal correctly and could result in permanent impairment.
Our Oakland bicycle accident lawyers are experienced in assessing bicycle accident injuries and helping our clients obtain the medical care they need to make as full a recovery as possible.
Proving Fault in Oakland Bicycle Accidents
Driving in designated bicycle paths and following traffic laws give you a right to share the road with cars and trucks, but it doesn’t stop careless drivers from blaming you in the event of an accident.
Our bike accident lawyers in Oakland will challenge defense arguments that you were at fault. We will analyze skid marks (or lack thereof), impact dents and the nature of your injuries to determine the driver’s speed and actions. Our bike accident attorneys also use human factors experts to show that the driver failed to yield the right of way or took no evasive action, or that you had no reasonable reaction time to avoid a collision.
Even if you shared the blame for an accident, you can recover compensation for the percentage of fault that we can assign to the other driver.
Contact an Oakland Bike Accident Lawyer Today!
Call us at (650) 345-8484 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. Our Oakland bicycle accident attorneys take no attorney fees unless we recover compensation from you.