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.