Bicycle Accident Attorneys Representing Injured Cyclists in San Diego County
Living in San Diego County allows us to enjoy nearly perfect weather all year round, which, combined with the beautiful scenery, makes cycling an attractive mode of transportation for locals and visitors alike. Luckily, El Cajon and San Diego are considered very bike friendly cities, with designated bike lanes on most roads. Unfortunately, however, because there are so many cyclists and because drivers do not always watch out for bicycles as they should, bicycle accidents frequently occur.
Bicycle accidents can be very dangerous and cause severe injuries to cyclists who are not protected by the metal frames and safety belts of motor vehicles. Yet, many drivers do not take care to avoid collisions with cyclists, and some even engage in reckless, intentional behavior, such as crowding cyclists in the bike lane. Our local El Cajon bicycle accident attorneys are prepared to handle cyclist injury claims involving:
- Distracted drivers who are talking on the phone or focused on their GPS system
- Drivers who speed and disregard stop signs and traffic lights
- Drivers who fail to avoid bike lanes and use bike lanes to turn or pass
- Hecklers who pass cyclists within inches, often while yelling
- Drivers who make illegal turns and cut off cyclists
- Drunk or impaired drivers who should not be on the road at all
- Road hazards, such as storm grates, debris, and potholes
Too often, impatient drivers think—or simply act like—the road belongs exclusively to cars. When these drivers cause accidents and injure cyclists, they should be held accountable.
Notwithstanding the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and the width of car lanes compared to bike lanes, many drivers who cause bicycle accidents blame the entire accident on the cyclist. In most cases, the injured cyclist will need to prove that he or she was obeying all traffic laws and riding defensively at the time of the accident, even though drivers are responsible for avoiding cyclists and other motorists on the road. Generally, the driver’s insurance company will conduct its own investigation of the accident in an effort to defend the driver and avoid paying the injured cyclist any compensation for damages.
At Garmo & Garmo, LLP, we understand the tactics and strategies insurance companies use to minimize their responsibility after a bicycle accident. As our client, you can count on us to fight back on your behalf, proving your injuries, financial losses, and pain and suffering, and, ultimately, making the liable party pay for the harm they have caused you.
Don’t accept an unacceptable offer from the insurance company after a bike accident. When your injuries are serious, you need experienced legal representation to get fair compensation.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in East County, please contact Garmo & Garmo, LLP to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced bicycle accident lawyers. Simply call 619-441-2500 for a thorough case evaluation. Our clients never pay any upfront fees, and you will owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.