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Bakersfield Bicycle Accident Lawyer
In California it is very common for people riding bicycles to share the road with automobiles. While riding a bike can be a great way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors, it can also prove to be deadly when motorists are negligent. According to a 2014 Los Angeles Times article, California leads the nation in bicycle traffic deaths. Read the L.A. Times article.
Some common causes of bike accidents are lack of attention and general negligence on the part of motor vehicle operators, lack of bike lanes, DUI/driving under the influence, dangerous turns at intersections by cars and trucks, failure to yield, speeding, poor visibility and disobeying traffic signals/signs. Bakersfield bicycle accident lawyer, Tim Osborn, can handle your bicycle accident injury case.
Bicycle accidents, along with motorcycle accidents, often involve fatal and/or catastrophic injuries because, by their very nature, bicycles and motorcycles are far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. In addition, bikes are less visible to automobile drivers and pedestrians and bike riders are exposed and far more vulnerable to road and weather conditions than drivers and passengers in closed vehicles.
For those injured in a bicycle accident as a result of another’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit is likely the only means by which compensation may be obtained. Depending on the circumstances, compensation may be available for certain types of economic loss, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, lost earning capacity and loss of ability to provide household services. In addition, compensation may be available for certain types of noneconomic loss such as past and future physical pain, mental suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, inconvenience, grief, anxiety and humiliation.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a bike accident, it is crucial to retain an experienced Bakersfield bicycle accident lawyer as soon as possible in order to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you are entitled to. The Law Office of Timothy M. Osborn has a proven record of success in handling bicycle accident cases. We encourage you to contact us today in order to learn more. We offer free consultations and there is no fee unless we obtain a settlement or judgment in your favor.
Bakersfield bicycle accident lawyer, Tim Osborn, handles cases involving a wide array of injuries including, but not limited to:
- Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Neck and Back Injury
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Eye Injury
- Knee Injury
- Shoulder Injury
- Ankle Injury
- Wrist Injury