Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Santa Clarita
Providing One-on-One Service to Injured Cyclists
Despite the many bike paths in our city, and initiatives like Santa Clarita's "Heads Up" campaign, bicyclists are still on the low end of the totem pole when it comes to sharing the road. Bicyclists are especially in danger from distracted drivers who may not even see them until it's too late. Due to the lack of protection offered by a bicycle, bicyclists are prone to suffer catastrophic injuries if they are involved in an accident with a vehicle.
At the Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser, we are passionate about making sure that bicyclists are treated with the same amount of attention and concern for safety as any other vehicle driver, if not more. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, getting the representation of a trusted attorney is crucial in securing satisfactory compensation. Don’t hesitate to call a Santa Clarita bicycle accident attorney from the Law Office of Robert J. Kaiser for capable guidance backed by more than 20 years of experience.
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What to Do If You've Been Injured in a Bicycle Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to keep your wits about you after the crash and take appropriate actions to protect your rights and safety. After the crash, be sure to do the following:
- Call the police and stay at the scene until they arrive
- Avoid negotiating with the involved driver or admitting fault
- Provide your version of the accident to the police and report all injuries, even minor ones
- Get the names and contact information of all involved parties and witnesses
- If possible, take photos or mental notes of all details of the accident including what happened, the conditions of the road, the weather, traffic, injuries, and property damage
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Contact an attorney to discuss your legal options
Why You Need to Hire an Attorney
It's imperative for victims of bicycle accidents to obtain legal assistance from a skilled lawyer. Without the help of an attorney, it’s highly possible that the negligent party's insurance company will undervalue your claim to avoid paying a large settlement. The level of injury involved in a bicycle accident can result in high medical bills and other expenses. In some cases, injuries can lead to loss of employment. In these situations, it’s important to fight for compensation that covers these costs.
Many bicyclists experience severe injuries after an accident, such as:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Injuries requiring amputation
- Wrongful death
You shouldn't have to face the consequences of someone else's reckless actions or wrongdoing. Let our firm fight to make sure that you get every cent you need and deserve.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
When a bicycle crash involving a car, truck, or motorcycle occurs resulting in injuries, there is a common misconception that the cyclist is the one to blame. Conversely, many bicycle accidents are caused by negligent motorists.
Bicycle accidents frequently result from:
- Inattentive / distracted drivers
- Drunk / intoxicated drivers
- Aggressive driving
- Road hazards / improper road maintenance
Get Started in a Free Consultation!
Voted “Best Personal Injury Attorney” several times by the Signal newspaper, our founding attorney, Robert Kaiser brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table when dealing with bicycle accident cases. Our skilled legal team provides the individual attention that your case needs to experience success. We offer free case evaluations and don’t charge any fees unless we win your case!
Call (661) 441-3446 today to discuss your case with a skilled bicycle accident attorney in Santa Clarita! Initial consultations are always free.