Bike accidents can happen anywhere: a busy intersection, a country road or even your own neighborhood. Unfortunately, thousands of bicyclists are injured and even killed each year in California, especially in high-traffic areas clogged with motor vehicles. With such serious consequences, it can be overwhelming dealing with your injuries AND looking out for your family in terms of a financial payout.
Insurance companies aren’t looking out for YOU. They’re more concerned with throwing a meager payout at you so they can keep their profits and move on.
But you can get your injuries and lost wages compensated – just call Kuzyk Law.
You need someone working for you independently of the insurance companies. Let us help. We go the extra mile to ensure you get the money you deserve.
Bicycle Accident Statistics
Bike accidents are common because motorists fail to obey the right-of-way laws designed to protect bicyclists. While only one percent of all trips taken in the U.S. are via bicycle, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor vehicles, says the CDC.
The Governors Highway Safety Association points out that bicyclist deaths in this country have increased by 16% between 2010 and 2012. California leads the way in bicycle deaths, with more bicyclists killed here in 2012 than in any other state.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Because bicyclists usually were travelling at high speeds when hit by motor vehicles, the injuries can be very serious and even deadly – especially given the vulnerable and unprotected nature of the bicyclist. About two percent of motor vehicle crash deaths involve bicyclists. In a majority of these deaths, the most egregious injuries occur to the head. This is because either cyclists don’t wear a helmet in the first place, or they don’t secure it properly, or the impact is just too great to benefit from any sort of protection.
- Head and neck injuries: skull fractures, concussions, bumps, scrapes, lacerations, gashes, traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries: paralysis, vertebrae fractures
- Facial injuries: loss or damage of an eye, broken jaw, broken nose, chipped teeth, and scarring
- Broken bones and fractures: legs, arms, shoulder, back, neck, and hip are most common. Multiple bone breaks are also common, leading to the need for extensive treatment, rehab, and recovery.
Insurance Companies are out for Themselves
Insurance companies aren’t eager to give out major payments. In fact, they will barely even cover the costs of the immediate accident and hospital bill. However, due to the severity of bicycle accidents, you or your loved one can face months of rehabilitation, chiropractic care and ongoing doctor bills.
You may have to take time off work to recuperate, so who will provide for your family? Often times, as in the case of hit and run collisions, identifying the negligent party can be problematic.
Kuzyk Law has the experience to get to the heart of the matter and obtain the financial payout that’s rightfully yours.
How To Get the Payment You’re Owed
The only answer is to call Kuzyk Law.
After a bicycle accident, call us right away.
We would be happy to give you a free, no-obligation consultation about the details of your case.
We have been helping accident victims like you to obtain the compensation they deserve for more than 45 years. Kuzyk Law has experience handling cases on injuries sustained, medical assistance required, damages, and wrongful death arising from bicycle accidents. Our personal injury lawyers understand how to maneuver the court systems and insurance companies to get you much more than the paltry payout you may end up with if you don’t seek legal counsel.
It’s imperative to consult with a personal injury lawyer at Kuzyk Law right away if you or a loved one has been injured in a California bicycle accident. We ask that you follow your doctor’s orders, take optimal care of yourself or your loved one, and keep all documents pertaining to your case, including paperwork, prescription bottles, and photos of your injuries. Refrain from talking about your case to anyone except us, and your doctor as it pertains to your injuries.
Please give us a call at 661-945-6969 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Our compassionate personal injury lawyers at Kuzyk Law are standing by and ready to help you.