If you were recently injured in an accident while riding your bicycle, you likely have grounds to seek compensation for the resulting damages. If any other party is responsible for causing your accident, you have the right to seek accountability and compensation for any resulting damages. However, this process may be more difficult than you expect. A Tulare bicycle accident lawyer is the ideal asset to have on your side for your recovery efforts.
The Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, accepts many types of personal injury claims in Tulare, including those pertaining to bicycle accidents. Whether you do not recall the details of how your accident happened, or you are certain of liability, you will need professional legal assistance to ensure accountability for the accident and to help secure compensation for your damages. The right attorney can help you recover more compensation than you may expect.
When you choose our team to represent your bicycle accident case in Tulare, California, we can immediately begin gathering the evidence you need to prove liability for the accident. Once fault is established, our team can assist you in uncovering every channel of compensation you can pursue. The average person is likely able to identify immediately noticeable damages, but they will need an attorney’s help to assess the full scope of the damages they can claim.
The first step of any personal injury case is identifying the party responsible for the damages cited in the claim and proving exactly how they caused these damages. Bicycle accidents often occur because of negligence, such as failure to yield the right-of-way, speeding, running red lights or stop signs, or distracted driving. They also occur due to illegal misconduct, the most common example of which is driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol.
Your Tulare bicycle accident lawyer can help secure physical evidence, various forms of digital evidence, eyewitness statements, and even consult expert witnesses for you to help you prove fault. It’s important to remember that it is possible for more than one party to bear fault for a personal injury in California. After establishing liability for the accident, the next step of your claim will be proving the full extent of the damages the defendant caused.
If a driver caused your bicycle accident, you may have grounds to file an auto insurance claim against them for some initial recovery. Every driver must have auto insurance that meets the state’s minimum coverage requirements, and your attorney can help ensure you receive a fair settlement offer and that an at-fault driver’s insurance carrier handles your claim in good faith. Once you exhaust available insurance, you need to file a personal injury claim.
Under the state’s personal injury statutes, a plaintiff has the right to seek full compensation for any damages that the defendant’s insurance can’t cover. These are likely to include economic and non-economic damages, and it is possible for punitive damages to come into play if the defendant breaks the law in causing the accident.
When you choose the Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, to represent your case, our goal is to maximize your recovery in the most efficient manner. We can help prove the full extent of your immediate and future damages and assist you in securing fair compensation for your pain and suffering. You have a limited time in which to file your case, so it’s vital to reach out to legal counsel you can trust as soon as possible after your accident.
Proving fault is just as necessary after a bicycle accident as it is after any other vehicle accident, but most people assume that a motor vehicle driver is automatically at fault if they hit a bicyclist. While it is true that a driver is usually at fault when a bicycle is involved in an accident, it is possible for a bicyclist to share fault for the incident. Your Tulare bicycle accident lawyer can help gather the proof of fault you need to ensure accountability for your accident.
The state enforces the pure comparative negligence rule in any civil claim for damages in which multiple parties share fault for causing the damages. Each liable party has a fault percentage assigned, reflecting their share of the damages for which they are responsible. If a plaintiff is partially at fault, their fault percentage is deducted from their final case award as a penalty.
If you are able to prove that another party is directly responsible for causing a recent personal injury, the at-fault party is liable for the full scope of resulting damages. Your Tulare bicycle accident lawyer can help calculate property damage, medical expenses, and lost income, and they can assist you in determining a fair amount of pain and suffering compensation to seek with your claim.
If you plan to file any sort of personal injury claim against another party, you need to do so within two years of the date your injury occurred. If you do not meet this deadline, you risk losing your chance to recover compensation for your damages. You have a much shorter time in which to file an auto insurance claim against the at-fault driver, so it’s vital to consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
The team at the Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, accepts personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis. With a contingency fee agreement, the client pays their attorney a percentage of their final case award as the attorney’s fee, and only if they win their case. There is no fee if the attorney cannot secure compensation for the client and no risk of the client paying more for legal representation than they win in compensation for their losses.
The Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, has successfully helped many past clients with a wide range of complex personal injury claims, including bicycle accident cases. We can apply this experience to your recovery efforts and help maximize the compensation you obtain for your damages. Contact us today and schedule your free consultation with a Tulare bicycle accident lawyer you can trust with your case.