San Jose Bike Accident Attorneys

With great weather year-round and a host of interesting city routes that both a beginning and experienced rider can enjoy, San Jose is a great place for bicycling. The city has created hundreds of dedicated bicycle lanes along with numerous paths and cooperatives available to riders. Bicyclists can even cross nine freeways on their bikes using freeway crossing bridges. The many benefits to bicycle riding include exercise, environmentally-friendly travel, and being outdoors. Perhaps the largest negative is the frequency and severity of accidents.

Compensation for Your Injuries

A serious bike accident can have devastating effects on victims and their families, potentially causing permanent injury and financial hardship among a host of other issues. There are many precautions that riders can take (i.e. wearing a properly-fitting helmet) but even the most cautious and safe rider can become involved in a serious accident-there are over 50,000 bicycle injuries every year and almost two deaths per day. After an accident, victims may be left with many questions and sometimes the trauma of the event can result in riders not even knowing or remembering what went wrong. A bicycle accident injury attorney at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP will thoroughly investigate your case to uncover all negligent theories and all negligent parties.

Causes of Collisions

Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents are inattentive motorists or reckless drivers. Sometimes driver negligence takes the form of a simple unsafe lane change and sometimes drugs and/or alcohol are involved. Even the passenger of a stopped vehicle may be liable for an accident by opening a car door directly into the path of an oncoming biker. Regardless of the precise cause, if a motor vehicle was involved in a bicycle accident, the motor vehicle occupant(s) is/are often at fault. While many, bicycle accidents occur because of unsafe or reckless motor vehicle drivers, there can be many other causes, some not immediately apparent. Random flat tires and poorly-functioning brakes can lead to accidents where the rider appears at fault but in reality did nothing wrong. Repair shops, manufacturers, and even retailers are regularly to blame for bicycle accidents by selling defective products or providing faulty repairs. Retaining the services of an experienced bicycle accident attorney can be the deciding factor leading to legal accountability for manufacturers or retailers and an end to the production and distribution of bad products.

Call Our Trusted Attorneys Today

At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, we are passionate about protecting victims’ rights and ensuring just compensation is obtained after a serious accident. We understand that following an accident, medical bills and lost wages can be rapidly accrued; let us help you recover the financial compensation you deserve and need for your injuries. We will fight to get you the most favorable settlement possible and ensure you are properly compensated not only for your expenses but also your pain and suffering. Through the process, negligent parties will be held accountable, hopefully leading to changed behavior and increased safety for everyone. If you have a bicycle accident injury case, please contact our firm today. Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP offers free consultations and is ready to discuss the details of your case in full confidentiality.

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