California Bicycle Accident Lawyers

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Trusted Across California: Your Go-To Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Are you a bicyclist injured in a collision with a vehicle? Our team of compassionate California bicycle accident lawyers at Arash Law, headed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., is available 24/7 to assist you throughout the legal process. Contact us at (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation and get the compensation you deserve.

We have handled numerous bicycle accident cases for many years. Our history of success and commitment to delivering positive results has allowed us to obtain $500 million in awarded compensation for our clients, and we can do the same for you.

You or your loved ones don’t have to face the aftermath of a bicycle accident alone. Reach out to our reliable team of bicycle accident lawyers, and let us support you in pursuing justice and compensation for your injuries and losses.
Emperatriz Ayala
Emperatriz Ayala
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My husband had an accident 2 years ago, a 85 years old man hit him, the Arash law group works very well on my husband case that took 9 month and he won the case and my husband was happy with the results. A year later I got into an accident as well and I’m still waiting in my case is almost resolving and it’s 9 months already. This people knows the law and they do their job right to help you out in getting the most for you to fight on your behalf. I strongly recommend the Arash Law firm they do things right in a efficient and professional manner.
Chris Zavala
Chris Zavala
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Had a great experience with all the people at Arash law. Long story short was in a bad car accident. It was overwhelming and the whole process was a lot, but they kept me in the loop. They answered all my questions and gave me great advice. Couldn't be any happier. Would definitely recommend anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. They'll guide you through the whole process!
Jill Smith
Jill Smith
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Having Arash Law handle my auto accident was the best decision I could have made. Everyone I interacted with was kind, professional and detail oriented. I am extremely happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.
Joseph R. Porter
Joseph R. Porter
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From start to finish, Arash Law firm is there every step of the way with close, constant, personal contact and attention. I never knew a Law firm could actually care so much for me as a person and what I was personally going through as well as the settlement I was going to recieve once my case was finally completed. Thank you to everyone at Arash Law for your ongoing support and communication. You are the ONLY firm I will ever recommend to someone who is need of a great attorny.
Monica Parra
Monica Parra
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I had an excellent experience with Arash Law. I will definitely recommend to my family and friends. I interviewed a few firms before deciding to work with Arash Law. What made my experience excellent was (i.e. head attorney being accessible to talk to and he answered all my questions and concerns, sensitive and thorough personel who completed in home intake & follow up process, being connected immediately to quality Physicians who addressed my injuries and recovery process, clear contract-read throughly to ensure its something you can commit to). Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience and I had a sense of peace knowing Arash Firm was walking with me throughout the whole process. Thank you Arash Firm for all your hard work and help. I am so grateful and appreciative for you all! 🙏 With Gratitude, Monica Parra

Why Our Injury Law Firm is the Perfect Fit to Handle Your Bicycle Accident Claim

Our law firm’s extensive experience, expert knowledge, and unwavering commitment make us the perfect fit for your bicycle accident claim. Our dedicated team of lawyers and experts understands the complexities of the legal process and is committed to protecting your rights.

Choosing the right legal partner is essential for your bicycle accident claim, and our team can make a significant difference as we are well-equipped in these areas:
  • Having a complete understanding of bicycle traffic laws
  • Understanding the purpose and functions of all bicycle components
  • Knowing how to get the total replacement value and property damage estimates for your bicycle
  • Negotiating bicycle accident cases with insurance companies
  • Representing bicycle accident cases in court if required
  • Connecting you with leading bicycle accident reconstruction experts
  • Collaborating with licensed forensic bicycle engineers

How Our Lawyers Can Assist With Your Bicycle Accident Case

Our bicycle accident lawyers can assist in getting you the best possible settlement from the insurer. We’ll guide you throughout the legal process and even represent you in court if necessary.
Choosing a skilled lawyer to take on your bicycle accident case unlocks numerous advantages to your specific needs, particularly:
Negotiate a favorable settlement from the insurance company.
After an accident, you should expect the negligent party’s insurer to reach out to you and try to convince you to accept a small amount that only pays for some of your expenses. Our lawyers can help you deal with the insurance company, ensuring you get the maximum compensation.
Keep you updated with the entire legal process.
Our lawyers will keep you updated on your case at each step of your journey, from when the accident happened until your case is finished. Knowing what's coming, including those processes that are unfamiliar to you, can be helpful in this difficult situation.
Provide you with quality legal representation.
Many personal injury claims are settled out of court; however, some cases may go to trial. At Arash Law, under the guidance of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., we approach every case as if it's headed for trial.
Our lawyers passionately describe the full extent of your injuries to insurance companies and defense lawyers, leaving no detail unsaid. We also present the financial losses from your accident and how it has affected your quality of life with the utmost clarity.
Bicycle Accident
Settlement in a bicycle versus taxi cab company accident; client suffered lower leg injuries.
Judd Ross Allen

Understanding the Difference of Insurance Claims and Injury Lawsuits

An insurance claim is an outside court remedy that may become a personal injury claim if the insurer rejects your initial claim. If a car hits you while you’re riding your bike, you must prove that the driver was at fault. You can then talk with the insurer to get a fair amount for your injuries and losses.

But since dealing with insurance companies can be tricky, it’s often better to let experts handle it. Taking legal action with your bicycle accident attorney by filing a lawsuit is usually the last step when the insurance provider says no to your claim or does not offer enough money.

What to Do Immediately After Being Hit by a Car While on Bike

After being hit by a car while riding a bicycle, it is imperative to ensure your safety. It’s also essential to understand the most effective measures to safeguard your well-being and legal rights, whether you anticipate the possibility of a vehicle collision and want to be prepared or have already experienced one and need further guidance. Ensure that you get the compensation you deserve by following these steps:
  • Move to Safety. Getting into a crash while riding a bicycle can leave you feeling shaken and disoriented. Immediately move to a safe location if possible. By relocating to the side of the road, you can help prevent further potential accidents.
  • Get Immediate Medical Attention. Your adrenaline rush might initially mask the pain from your injuries. But conducting a swift body assessment is crucial to identifying any bleeding, fractures, sprains, lacerations, or bruised limbs and joints and preventing further complications. This will also help you communicate with emergency personnel when they inquire about your condition.
  • Contact the Authorities. Inform the California Highway Patrol or the police department where the collision occurred.
  • Document the Events Leading to the Accident. Capture every angle of the accident scene and jot down the details of the incident. Cover the “who, what, where, when, and how” aspects.

    If the vehicle responsible for the accident is nearby, ensure you record its license plate number. Identify the driver if possible. Police reports, legal representation, and insurance company discussions will benefit from this data.

  • Identify All Witnesses. Keep a mental note of your location and whether there were any witnesses. If people came to your aid or were in the area, engage them in conversation. Ask about what they observed. Get their names, contact details, and consent to be contacted for further assistance, as this can be useful for law enforcement, legal matters, or insurance interactions.
  • Stay in Place. After you’ve called the police, notified emergency personnel, recorded the accident details, and engaged with any witnesses, your best bet is to find a place to sit and wait. Let law enforcement and medical responders handle the situation. Police will notify you once they have gathered all the needed information. Your cooperation ensures a comprehensive understanding of the incident.
  • Call a Family Member or a Friend. If you can call someone who can pick you up, take advantage of this assistance. Riding your bike back home in such a situation could exacerbate your injuries. Your bike might have been damaged. Prioritizing your safety and minimizing the risk of worsening injuries is essential.
What to Do Immediately After Being Hit by a Car While on Bike
What Do I Do After the Bike Accident?

What Do I Do After the Bike Accident?

  • Get Your Bike Checked. In addition to seeing a doctor about your injuries, you should have your bicycle looked at by a professional mechanic. There may be damage to your bike that is not immediately visible.
  • Look Into Your Insurance Coverage. Insurance coverage could help mitigate some of your losses even if you cannot obtain the driver’s information. Law enforcement assessments might occasionally need to be more accurate. A bike rider may receive a reckless riding citation after a collision, even if they were not at fault.

    While it’s advisable not to dispute the police reports at the accident scene, you can review the reports afterward and present your comprehensive accident documentation with the police reports to a California bike accident lawyer for expert advice.

  • Hire the Best Legal Representation. While there are many personal injury lawyers out there, you’ll need someone who understands that each case is unique. Our specialized bike accident lawyers at Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., are dedicated to ensuring the unique circumstances of your case are considered to provide you with the best service you deserve.

Damages and Compensation for Bicycle Accidents

Economic Damages
Economic damages cover all expenses from the accident, including repair and medical bills. In California, future losses like the inability to work and potential earnings are also considered. To prove income loss, providing receipts and pay stubs are crucial. Specifically, bicycle accident claimants might seek compensation for:
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Lost Earning Ability
  • Loss of Personal Property
  • Cost of Property Repair or Replacement
Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify or calculate than physical injury and property damage. Your claim may be affected if post-traumatic stress, an inability to bike, or disruption of daily activities occurs. The aftermath of a bicycle crash can lead to unexpected impacts, deserving compensation for:

  • Pain and Suffering: Emotional and Physical Distress
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Disturbances in lifestyle, hobbies, and daily functions
  • Emotional Distress: Excessive fear or anxiety related to the incident
  • Loss of Consortium: When a spouse sues for companionship loss, including financial assistance, affection, sex, and caregiving capabilities

Exploring Bicycle Injury Coverage Within Your Insurance Policy

Your auto insurance or a family member’s policy could cover your injuries if you were in a bicycle accident. The California tort system may even provide additional Med-Pay coverage, usually from $5,000 to $10,000.
Legal representation is also essential for insurance claims involving UM (Uninsured Motorists). These claims involve strict policy regulations and intricate details, particularly when seeking substantial compensation.
Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable Through Legal Action
Knowing how negligence is demonstrated in bicycle accidents is vital for legal proceedings and seeking compensation. Here are crucial components for establishing negligence in bike accidents in California:
  • Duty of care: The driver has a legal duty to exercise caution and drive safely.
  • Breach of duty: The driver’s actions or lack of action breached the duty of care.
  • Causation: The driver’s breach of duty caused the bicycle accident.
  • Damages: The cyclist suffered injuries or damages in the accident.

Injury cases are often won by establishing negligence. The components listed above may look straightforward, but the process can quickly get complicated. The proven track record of Arash Khorsandi, Esq. and his team at Arash Law signifies you can win your case, too. Call us promptly to increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

Time Limits for Bicycle Accident Claims in California

The statute of limitations, or how long the victims have to initiate personal injury claims after a bicycle accident, is usually two years from the accident date in California. File your claim within this timeframe to avoid losing your right to seek compensation.

When is the Right Time to Initiate Your Bicycle Accident Claim?

The pace of the case initiation relies on the injured party. Negotiations with insurance companies or the negligent party typically start once the injured person is well into their injury recovery.
For serious injuries requiring substantial surgery or intricate follow-up, proceedings pause until a significant portion of the medical treatment is complete. Depending on the case, post-accident treatment may encompass various therapies such as physical therapy, plastic surgery, or mental health evaluations.

Eventually, medical professionals determine the entry into the recovery phase, with a reduced necessity for additional treatment. In legal terms, this stage is known as reaching the point of maximum medical improvement. Once this is achieved, the legal claim process can move forward.

Determining Fault When Cyclists Get “Doored”
“Dooring” accidents occur when a driver or passenger unexpectedly opens a car door and hits a passing cyclist. Responsibility is more apparent when a driver opens the door without checking for traffic, but it becomes more complex if a parked car’s passenger is involved. Nonetheless, blame typically falls on the person opening the door. It is negligent for both drivers and passengers not to be cautious.
Car occupants may not be entirely at fault in some cases. For example, if a cyclist admits to inattention leading to a door collision, the person who opened the door could argue that the cyclist contributed to the crash. This might lead to comparative negligence, affecting the cyclist’s injury compensation.

Ride the Road to Recovery: Get Legal Support for Your Bicycle Accident Case!

Embarking on the path to recovery after a bicycle accident requires more than physical healing – it demands legal expertise too. We at Arash Law, under the guidance of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., are here to guide you through the complexities of your case.

Don’t take on this journey alone – let us be your trusted advocates as you pedal towards a brighter future. Contact us today at (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation, and let’s ride the road to recovery together!

We are happy to consult with you at your home, office, or anywhere in the state. Our offices are conveniently located throughout California, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Fresno, Oakland, Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County.

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