Most bicyclists are aware of the risks that come with their often-exhilarating and increasingly popular hobby. Despite efforts in many cities to make roads safer for bikes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 818 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2015. That means approximately two people per dayin the United States were killed on their bikes by a car.
Everyone probably knows someone who has been in a bike crash, but it’s still easy to think it will never happen to you. That can all change in an instant, and the results can be catastrophic. Even when obeying all traffic laws and wearing appropriate safety gear like a helmet or a reflective vest after dark, a cyclist may suffer devastating injuries such as brain damage, broken bones, and paralysis in a crash involving a motor vehicle – all because a driver was texting, tired, intoxicated, or otherwise distracted.
Take note that California may be particularly hazardous for bike enthusiasts: In 2012, more cyclists were killed in California than any other state, and while cyclists make up 2 percent of motor vehicle deaths across the country, in California that number is 4 percent.Despite this heightened risk, proving fault for bike accidents is challenging with unclear liability factors involving crosswalks and bike paths.
Recovering from a bicycle accident is hard enough without having to navigate a complex and potentially overwhelming legal landscape, especially when insurance companies are involved. Knowing your rights and having an experienced attorney on your side can help ensure the best possible financial outcome for you and your family while you focus on more important things like healing, recuperating, and getting your life back to normal.
At Cabral Law Group, we have the dedication and experience to take on small or large cases while providing one-on-one, personalized service. Jimmy Cabral founded the Cabral Law Group to focus exclusively on representing victims who have been injured due to the recklessness and negligence of others. Unlike many attorneys at larger firms, Mr. Cabral is personally involved in every aspect of our clients’ claims, including evaluation, assembly of evidence, and all court appearances.
Mr. Cabral has a wide range of legal experience that includes working as a defense attorney for the insurance industry, so he understands the difficult challenges insurance companies present to our clients. Because of his intimate inside knowledge of the insurance industry’s tactics, he is able to work around those obstacles and obtain maximum benefits for our clients.
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, you don’t have to go it alone. The Cabral Law Group can help you get the medical treatment and compensation you deserve. Request a consultation today.