van nuys bicycle accident attorney
When a bicyclist is struck by an automobile the bicyclist often suffers serious, catastrophic and debilitating injuries even when the bicyclist takes appropriate safety precautions such as wearing a helmet and other protective gear and following all safety rules.
Bicycle accidents are often caused by:
- Reckless automobile drivers
- Automobile drivers who speed
- Automobile drivers who are distracted by their cellphones (i.e. texting, talking, typing, dialing, emailing, or surfing the internet)
- Automobile drivers who adjusting the radio
- Automobile drivers who are eating/drinking while they drive
- Fatigued automobile drivers
- Automobile drivers who violate safety laws
- Drivers who are distracted
- Drunk automobile drivers
- Road hazards
(a) Compensation to pay medical bills;
(b) Compensation for the income he or she due to the car accident;
(c) Pain and suffering;
(d) Compensation to pay his or her damaged bicycle
Insurance companies often treat bicycle accidents different than car accidents because many people do not understand bicycle safety laws. In addition, many people mistakenly believe that riding a bicycle is so dangerous that a bicyclists assumes the risk of his injuries. Insurance companies anticipate that many jurors will have these mistaken beliefs. As a result, insurance companies often fight bicycle accident cases and refuse to settle them even when the bicyclist did nothing wrong. Thus, if you or a loved one is involved in a bicycle accident it is important to hire an attorney who has experience representing bicycle accident victims and their families.
Tommy Troncoso is an experienced Van Nuys bicycle accident attorney who will help you or your loved one hold a careless, negligent driver responsible for the harm he or she has caused. Contact Tommy Troncoso today for a FREE telephone consultation at 818-988-7300 or fill our our FREE online Case Evaluation Form and a member of our firm will contact you to discuss your case.