Support For Bicycle Accident Victims In Los Angeles & Carlsbad
At our firm, you’ll be consulting a dedicated expert to protect your legal rights, financial stability, and best health interests. The skilled bicycle accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Brett C. Drouet has operated in the area for over two decades. Based in Los Angeles & Carlsbad, CA, our firm has a proven track record of successfully winning high settlement amounts for victims of bicycle accidents.
If you are unsure whether you have a case on your hands, it’s best to contact someone highly familiar with all the specific laws surrounding bicycle accidents. An experienced bicycle crashes attorney will not only assist with handling your case, including managing paperwork, documentation, and defending you in court, but they will also push to maximize your settlement. Our firm values our clients’ financial and medical well-being and believes everyone is entitled to generous compensation for their personal injury claim.
There are many potential causes of bicycle accidents, including:
- Driving at an excessive speed
- Reckless driving or illegal turning
- Intoxication or otherwise influence of substances
- Road hazards or construction zones
- Distracted driving, such as texting
- Violating any traffic laws
What Should You Do After A Bicycle Accident?
If you have been in a bicycle accident, there are a few main things you want to do immediately. First, always prioritize your physical and mental health. If you have been severely injured or experienced extreme circumstances, seek care above all. Secondly, one of the most critical first steps is to wait for the police to arrive, if physically possible. You will want to avoid negotiating a story with the driver responsible for the accident. Instead, wait to document an accurate report with the police officer that records the accident on the scene. Always ensure that your voice is heard. Sometimes, a driver may attempt to control the narrative. Unfortunately, sometimes a police officer will not even bother to speak to the pedestrian. If you end up with an inaccurate police report on file, our firm can support you by having the report amended.
This leads us to the next crucial step to take after you have experienced a bicycle accident. After you have attended to your health and filed a police report, you will want to seek advice from a professional bicycle injury lawyer. A bicycle injury claims lawyer will assist with compiling the necessary documentation and evidence for the bicycle accident claim.
How Long Is A Bicycle Injury Claim?
Estimating the average length of time for a bicycle injury claim to settle is not very straightforward. It depends on the specific circumstances. For example, if you have been seriously injured in your accident, it will take much longer to complete medical treatment. In any personal injury case, it’s vital to recover from your injuries before accepting a settlement offer. The reason for this is fairly simple. You cannot know how much your medical treatment will cost until it is complete. Therefore, it’s safest to wait until you know the total value of your case before agreeing to an offer. There are many possible reasons to wait before accepting a settlement, but this example is common.
Overall, receiving a settlement can take up to one or two years. Depending on the case, we may need to file a bicycle accident lawsuit to get the results you need. Whether or not we must go to trial, the Law Offices of Brett C. Drouet will be eager to represent you.
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