Bicycle Accident Claims
Bicycle accident claims can be confusing and hard to handle on your own. Let us handle everything for you so you can focus on your recovery. Call Ventura bicycle accident attorney Craig Murphy today.
In California, bike accident claims differ greatly from car crash claims for a number of reasons. The first thing is, typically, the insurance company will claim that you were either at fault or partially at fault for causing the wreck. In most car crashes, you know if somebody ran a red light or ran a stop sign or rear-ended you, and it’s very clear who was at fault. When a bicycle’s involved, they can always say that you were at fault or partially at fault. That is one of the major differences. The insurance companies will always try to avoid the full extent of their responsibility by putting some of the blame or most of the blame on you.
The other way in which they are substantially different from car crash cases is that you’re out there, completely unprotected and you’re hit by a vehicle that weighs many thousands of pounds that’s moving at many miles per hour. The force and the impact that’s going to happen when they hit you can cause severe damages that can last for the rest of your life. These are the types of claims that will typically go into a lawsuit and litigation because the insurance companies are just not going to pay the money that it’s going to take to fully compensate you.
You need to get an attorney who is skilled and experienced in handling these kinds of cases. They should be an attorney who is a trial lawyer, who will file the lawsuit and take all the steps to fully prepare your case so that the insurance company knows that you are ready, willing, and able to go to trial if that’s necessary. When that happens, they will come to the bargain table and you can get fully and fairly compensated for your case. If not, your attorney will be ready to take your case to trial and a jury will decide.
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