Oakland Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Thousands of cyclists are seriously injured or killed in accidents in California every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points out that while only one percent of trips in the United States are made on a bicycle, cyclists face a significantly higher risk of crash-related injury and death than motor vehicle occupants. Over 450,000 people are injured in bicycle accidents across the country every year. Of those people, 12,000 are injured on California roads. In 2018, 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes.
The vast majority (over 97 percent) of bicycle deaths occur in collisions with motor vehicles. Additionally, CDC data also shows that lifetime medical costs and productivity losses from bicycle-related injuries total about $10 billion. If you were riding a bike and were hit by a negligent driver, or if you lost a loved one in a bike accident, you are entitled to compensation.
The Oakland bicycle accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada are prepared to help you take the right parties to task. We are not just seasoned personal injury attorneys – we are experienced mountain bikers and road riders ourselves. We will investigate the circumstances of your accident, collect witness statements, gather evidence, consult with and hire the best experts, negotiate with your insurance provider, and battle your case in court. Our priority is to ensure that our clients get the full recovery they deserve after an accident, and we will fight to make sure of it.
Don’t Let Insurance Companies or Negligent Drivers Give You the Runaround
If you have been injured in a collision with a car, truck, bus or other vehicle while bicycling, either the driver’s liability insurance or your uninsured motorist (UM) coverage should protect you. However, it is crucial to consult an experienced bicycle accident lawyer to make sure you receive maximum compensation for your injury. Insurance companies are always looking for any reason to reject a claim or reduce a payout, either by downplaying your injuries, rejecting coverage for certain treatments, delaying investigation of claims, stalling payments, or denying coverage entirely.
If you were seriously hurt, your losses could include harm such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of ability to provide household services, and other psychological damage. Typically, insurance companies don’t want to cover all of the damages to which you may be entitled. To get the full value of your claim, you need an attorney on your side who knows what damages you are entitled to and can see that you get adequately paid.
The experienced and effective Oakland bike crash attorneys at Venardi Zurada have years of experience dealing with insurance companies and negligent defendants. We know the evidence and arguments they find most convincing, and we know how to see through their runaround tactics. We will fight to ensure that you get the coverage you deserve after your Oakland bike accident, whether from an insurance provider, a negligent defendant, or some other responsible party.
Dedicated and Effective Legal Help With Your Oakland Bicycle Injury Claim
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in Oakland, contact the dedicated bike accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP. Call 925-937-3900 or contact us online today for a free consultation. If we accept your case, you pay nothing unless we obtain a recovery for you.
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:
We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.
Dedicated Areas of Practice
We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:
Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.
Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Sooner You Speak to an Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.