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Sacramento Bicycle Accident Lawyer

If you were struck by a negligent motorist while riding your bike in Sacramento, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today. Our Sacramento bicycle accident lawyers can investigate your accident, identify the liable party, and help you recover the compensation you deserve for an accident that was caused by a negligent motorist.

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How Can a Sacramento Bicycle Accident Attorney Help?

If you were riding your bike in Sacramento and were struck by a negligent motorist, a bicycle accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers can help you obtain compensation that will cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other losses. 

When you hire a bicycle accident attorney on our legal team, they will:

  • Investigating the accident or incident
  • Gathering evidence
  • Consulting with experts
  • Filing paperwork
  • Handling all interactions with the insurance company or defense attorney
  • Negotiating a fair settlement
  • Filing a lawsuit on your behalf (if necessary)
  • Representing you in court

At Child & Jackson, our legal team understands how important it is for you to recover every penny of compensation you’re owed. Our attorneys will go above and beyond, holding the negligent party responsible and helping you obtain the fair settlement and justice you deserve.

What Are Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents?

Common causes of bicycle accidents can include:

Driver Errors

One of the leading causes of bicycle accidents is errors made by motorists. This can include drivers failing to yield the right of way to cyclists, not checking blind spots before turning or changing lanes, and driving too closely to cyclists.

Distracted Driving

Drivers distracted by their phones, GPS, or other devices may not see cyclists on the road or may fail to react in time to avoid a collision.

Dooring

Cyclists can be injured when parked vehicle occupants open their doors without checking for approaching cyclists, causing the cyclist to collide with the door or swerve into traffic to avoid it.

Failure to Obey Traffic Laws

Both cyclists and motorists must obey traffic laws, including traffic signals, stop signs, and right-of-way rules.

Unsafe Road Conditions

Poorly maintained roads, potholes, debris, and uneven surfaces can pose hazards to cyclists.

Lack of Visibility

Cyclists may be difficult for motorists to see, especially in low-light conditions or when riding in blind spots.

Reckless Riding

Cyclists who engage in aggressive or reckless behavior, such as running red lights, weaving in and out of traffic, or riding against traffic flow, increase their risk of accidents.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol can significantly increase the risk of a collision involving a bicyclist.

Lack of Infrastructure

Lack of bike lanes, poorly designed roads and intersections, and lack of road markings can make cycling dangerous.

Door Zone Bike Lanes

Bike lanes located within the door zone of parked cars can expose cyclists to the risk of being struck by opening doors.

Right Hooks

Motorists making right turns at intersections or driveways may fail to yield to cyclists traveling straight ahead or attempt to pass cyclists and then make a sudden right turn, resulting in a collision.

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How a Bicyclist in Sacramento Can Protect Themselves

When riding your bicycle in Sacramento, follow these tips to stay safe on the road:

  • Always use bike lights and reflectors to remain highly visible
  • When riding in high traffic areas, such as intersections, always take extra precautions
  • Reduce your speed at intersections so you’re able to brake quickly
  • Always be on the lookout for other bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists
  • Ride defensively
  • To avoid crashes, learn how to execute emergency maneuvers
  • Slow down to match the pace of a vehicle or use the lane and pass on the left instead of attempting to pass a car on the right
  • When approaching a vehicle from behind or when you’re waiting at a traffic light, avoid being in a vehicle’s blind spot

What to Do if You’re in a Bicycle Accident

If you’re ever involved in a bicycle accident, there are some things you can do immediately to protect yourself and your legal claim:

Wait for Law Enforcement to Arrive

Even if you feel okay, or have only minor injuries, you must still wait for law enforcement to arrive.

Speak with Law Enforcement

When law enforcement arrive, they will fill out a police report, which will contain valuable information that can help support your claim. When speaking to the police, only provide the facts and never admit fault.

Gather Information

Obtain the contact information of the driver and anyone that may have witnessed the accident.

Take Photos

Take photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage, bike damage, and your injuries.

Seek Medical Treatment

Even if you feel fine, you must still seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Some accident injuries do not present symptoms for several hours or days following an accident. Make sure you follow your doctor’s treatment instructions closely and make it to every doctor’s appointment. If you miss a doctor’s appointment or fail to follow treatment instructions, the insurance company will claim you are not as severely injured as you say you are.

Contact a Bike Accident Attorney

Contact a bike accident lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a free consultation. Once you hire an attorney on our legal team, they will begin conducting an investigation right away and gather evidence that can help support your claim.

What Types Of Damages Am I Entitled to?

After a bike accident, you may be entitled to the following types of economic and non-economic damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disability
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of earning capacity
And more.

Your attorney will carefully review your case and assess damages to ensure you pursue every penny of compensation you’re owed.

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If you were injured in a bike accident in Sacramento that was caused by a negligent driver, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our legal team has decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.

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