Bicycle accidents can lead to severe, life-altering injuries since cyclists aren’t protected by a metal frame like those inside automobiles. These injuries can lead to massive medical bills which may be difficult to pay because the injuries can also lead to long periods of time where you’re unable to work. Bicycle accidents can even lead to permanent disability and a permanent loss of earning potential.
You probably need help paying your bills after being injured in a bicycle accident for these reasons. The Susanville bicycle accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen can help you get your life back on track after your bicycle accident by obtaining financial compensation for you for damages such as:
Economic damages, like medical bills, lost wages, property damage, loss of earning potential, etc.
Non-economic damages, like physical and emotional pain and suffering, life quality issues, physical disabilities, wrongful death, loss of consortium, etc.
Punitive damages, which may be awarded in certain accidents involving drunk drivers, street racing, etc.
Our Susanville bicycle accident lawyers have been representing bicycle accident victims for over 30 years and have built up a network of the best doctors in the state who treat our clients on a lien. This means that we can find you quality medical care for your injuries and you won’t be charged for it until your case is over. Doctors are willing to do this for our clients because they know we get our clients great results.
Our Lassen County bicycle accident lawyers don’t charge a fee unless and until we obtain a financial recovery. This means that you will owe us nothing if we don’t obtain financial compensation for you.
Call us today at (530) 296-1202 for a free consultation or text us from this page if you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident in Susanville. You may be entitled to a financial recovery.
What Should I Do After Being Injured In A Bicycle Accident?
Bicycle accidents can overwhelm you. You can easily be overcome with fear, pain and shock after such a traumatizing experience. However, having a checklist of steps to take can help you navigate the post-accident process:
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Obtain medical attention: Call 911 if you require immediate medical attention. Your health is your primary post-accident priority. Seek medical attention promptly after the accident even if you don’t require immediate medical attention and don’t need to call 911. Many people don’t realize they’re injured until hours, days or weeks after an accident because adrenaline and endorphins at the accident scene can mask pain from an injury.
It is important for the value of your bicycle injury claim that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident because insurance companies can claim your injuries were caused by something other than your bicycle accident if you wait too long.
Call law enforcement: It is important that you call the police after a bike accident because police reports can be vital when it comes to convincing an insurance company to offer a large, out-of-court settlement because their policyholder (the driver who struck your bicycle) will lose in court.
Gather evidence: Collect as much evidence as you can at the accident scene if you’re physically able. Get the contact information and insurance information of any driver involved in your bike crash. Get the contact information of any witnesses. Take plenty of photographs, including pictures of your injuries, damage to your bicycle, and your surroundings, including pictures of road hazards, road signs and street signs.
Contact experienced bicycle accident lawyers: Get a hold of experienced bike accident attorneys in Lassen County like Nadrich & Cohen so you understand your legal options. Failure to know about your legal options may cause you to end up receiving less or zero compensation for your injuries.
How Much Is My Bike Crash Case Worth?
The value of your bicycle accident case will depend on numerous factors, including:
- The size of your medical bills
- Whether you’ll need future medical treatment
- How badly you are injured
- Whether you’ve suffered long-term disability, disfigurement or impairment due to your accident
- Whether you’ve lost income due to time missed from work because of your accident
- How much physical and emotional suffering your bicycle accident caused you
Experienced bicycle accident lawyers in Susanville like Nadrich & Cohen can thoroughly tabulate all of your bike accident-related expenses in order to maximize your bicycle injury claim.
Why Do I Need A Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
Insurance adjusters’ top priority is to maximize their employers’ profit and minimize the amount of money their employers have to pay out to accident victims like you. Adjusters are specifically trained to manipulate you into accidentally admitting fault for an accident so they can either pay you less or not pay you at all for your injuries. It is therefore very important that you hire experienced Lassen County bicycle accident attorneys like Nadrich & Cohen who can deal with the insurance companies for you and prove that the person at fault for your accident was negligent.
If you want financial compensation for your injuries, you must be able to prove:
- Your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence
- You were injured due to the accident and someone else’s negligence
You should be focusing on recovering from your injuries after a bicycle accident, not how to prove someone else’s negligence caused your accident. Bicycle accident lawyers can prove someone else’s negligence, calculate how much money you’re entitled to under the law, and fight to make sure you are paid every penny you deserve.
Insurance companies won’t offer you anywhere near the amount of money you’re entitled to under the law if you don’t have a lawyer by your side. They’ll offer you next to nothing and dare you to take them to court over it, knowing you can’t beat their expensive corporate lawyers in court if you don’t have a lawyer of your own.
Insurance companies, however, know that Nadrich & Cohen has a long, proven track record when representing bicycle accidents. That’s why almost all of our cases settle out of court; the insurance companies know they can’t win against us in court.
Call us today at (530) 296-1202 so we can convince the insurance companies to pay you every penny you deserve for your injuries.
Why Do Bike Crashes Occur?
The main reason that cyclists are seriously injured or killed in bicycle accidents is speeding. Even a small increase in speed greatly increases the risk of death when an automobile strikes a cyclist. Speeding leads to more force upon impact and increases an automobile’s stopping distance.
Other common causes of bicycle crashes include:
- Drivers making illegal turns
- Drivers running red lights
- Drivers entering bicycle lanes when it is not legal to do so
- Drivers not giving cyclists enough space while passing
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Careless driving
- Vehicle occupants opening a door without first looking behind the vehicle to see if a cyclist is approaching (“dooring”)
Bicycle accidents can also occur due to dangerous roadway conditions, such as sand, gravel or debris from a construction site on the road. Dangerous roadway conditions can often be the fault of a city, county or state agency. Call us right away at (530) 296-1202 if you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident due to a government agency’s negligence, as the time limit for filing injury claims involving government agencies is very short.
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It’s important that you have strong, experienced, battle-tested bicycle accident lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen on your side if you want to recover the most money possible for your bike crash injuries. Luckily, we offer contingency fee representation, meaning anyone can afford our services.
The only fee we charge is a percentage of any recovery we obtain for you, and we don’t charge this fee if we don’t obtain a recovery. You will never owe us any money out of your own pocket; not even a penny.
Call us today at (530) 296-1202 for a free bicycle accident consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation.