Bike Accident

Personal Injury – Bike Accident Lawyer San Diego

The Justice Law Group of San Diego represents clients who have sustained a personal injury or have lost a loved one in a bike accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another. Injuries suffered from a bike accident can be severe, permanent, and life threatening – often resulting in medical bills, out of pocket expenses, and loss of income due to missing work. In this day and age of cell phones, computer tablets, and technology, reckless driving is becoming more and more common in San Diego.

San Diego is sought after for its one of a kind setting for cycling. Unfortunately, because of poor regional planning and driver safety, San Diego is also an especially dangerous place to ride a bicycle. Even bicycle riders in San Diego who use the bike lanes (where available) are frequently injured by careless motorists who are not looking out for bicyclists. If you have been injured you are entitled to compensation for compensatory damages and possibly even punitive damages.

Personal Injury – Bike Accident – Injuries and Economic and Non-Economic Damages in San Diego

You have the right to compensation for your property damage and personal injuries. Medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, property damage, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages are generally at issue when one suffers an injury. A personal injury claim may be brought against the individual(s) and/or company(ies) that may be responsible, as well as parents/guardians and others in certain circumstances. There are multiple forms of damages that you may be entitled to from a personal injury from a bike accident in San Diego. This includes economic damages to compensate you for money that you have lost and may continue to lose in the future. This may include, without limitation, medical bills, psychology and psychiatry bills, property damage, lost wages, surgeries, rehabilitation, and other similar damages. You will also be entitled to non-economic damages from a bicycle accident, which may include, without limitation, pain and suffering, emotional distress (depression, anxiety, and other things that affect your life) and other conditions which affect your ability to life a happy and normal life.

Personal Injury – Bike Accident Negligence and Intentional Torts/Punitive Damages in San Diego

Generally bike accident claims contain a cause of action for Negligence.  Negligence is a claim based on recklessness or carelessness as opposed to an intentional tort. In civil litigation, if a Plaintiff (injured party) proves that he or she was harmed through someone else’s negligent actions, they can recover damages. In our society, people and entities owe a general duty of care towards you to not harm you (such as by crashing their car into your bicycle or allowing dangerous potholes to remain in the road despite knowledge of them). To prove Negligence it must be established that a duty of due care was owed and the defendant(s) breached their duty of due care – and as a result someone (the plaintiff) was harmed. The test to establish a breach of the duty of due care is whether a reasonable person in the same situation would have acted differently. This is both a subjective and objective test and is generally fact specific. Often times it involves expert testimony to help establish this. Establishing a Negligence cause of action will entitle someone to obtain economic and non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, medical bills, and property damage.

Aside from Negligence, there are also personal injury claims that involve Intentional Torts, such as when a drunk driver crashes his care into your bicycle. With intentional torts it is also possible to obtain punitive damages. Punitive damages serve to punish the wrongdoer for their actions. The amount of punitive damages that someone may be entitled to are based on the gravity of the harm (how severe the conduct was that resulted in the harm) and the financial well-being or assets of the defendant(s).

A personal injury suffered as a result of a bike accident can be severe and life altering. You may have suffered whiplash or burns to your head or neck, have nerve damage or spinal chord paralysis, or even have lost the use of a limb. If you need assistance obtaining the proper medical care for your injuries, we can help you. Our assistance entails fighting your own health insurance carrier to get authorization for proper medical treatment, or to get a second medical opinion for your injury. If you do not have health insurance, we can still obtain immediate medical treatment for you, and you do not have to pay back the doctors until you receive the money from your settlement (this is known as treatment on a lien basis).

Personal Injury – Bike Accident – Damaged Bicycle in San Diego

Property damage is often an important issue in bicycle accident cases. Whether the bike involved in the accident is a low value cruiser or a top of the line carbon race bicycle, it is your RIGHT to have your bicycle repaired or have it replaced for its value if it is totaled. Insurance carriers often dispute the extent of your property damage claim. Insurance companies make billions of dollars by denying proper or full payment to damaged parties. The Personal Injury lawyers at the Justice Law Group have dealt with the major insurance carriers and achieved outstanding results for its clients in San Diego. We will fight for you to get you justice and financial compensation you deserve from your personal injury.

The Justice Law Group of San Diego provides you with a free evaluation to identify your damages as well as potential assets to aid in recovery. We will deploy investigators when necessary and use our legal experience to properly assess your claim. We will immediately retrieve all relevant documents to assist your case, including all available cell phone records and any relevant video records, work reports, prior accident reports, litigation history, police reports, disciplinary action reports, and other relevant documentation. When an injury occurs there are many important steps to take, from deciding whether to initiate a lawsuit to evaluating your damages and properly planning your recovery.

Personal Injury and Bike Accident Attorneys Cameron J. Gharabiklou and Nicholas J. Lewis understand the pain and suffering that an injured party endures after being involved in a bicycle accident with personal injuries. Seeking the prompt advice of an experienced attorney to discuss the accident, the personal injuries and the recovery process are key. Do not wait until it is too late.

At the Justice Law Group, we understand the personal injury claim laws and how they apply to each client’s particular case. We prepare each case to maximize the value for you before the trier of fact, whether it be a judge, jury, or arbitrator – as well as the insurance companies. If you have been injured on a bicycle, we will fight to ensure you are fairly compensated and justice is achieved. Contact our office today to discuss your case, free of charge and obligation.

How much do we believe in our ability to successfully fight for you? If we take your case, you pay NO ATTORNEYS FEES, unless and until we recover payment for you.  At the Justice Law Group of San Diego, you will not be passed to a secretary or paralegal, instead you will speak to the Personal Injury and Bike Accident lawyers who will be handling your case all the way through trial when necessary. Call us today. 858.412.0019 or contact@justice-lawgroup.com