Sunnyvale Bike Accident Lawyers

Over the past few years, bicycling as an alternative and viable mode of transportation has become increasingly popular. Whether because of high fuel costs, environmental concerns, or personal enjoyment, more and more people are embracing biking for their transportation and leisure needs. Unfortunately, the risks associated with biking are substantial and hard to ignore. Although required to share the road by law, many motor vehicle drivers choose to ignore bikers and not give them the same respect as other motor vehicles. This attitude combined with the unfortunate reality that accidents happen, translates into a high number of bicycle accidents per year resulting in serious injury:

  • In 2009, 630 pedalcyclists were killed in traffic crashes, representing almost 2 percent of the total number of traffic-related fatalities. California was second only to Florida with 99 pedalcyclist fatalities.
  • Approximately 50,000 people are injured in bike crashes every year
  • Bicycle riders under the age of 16 account for 28% of all pedalcyclist fatalities and 40% of all pedalcyclist injuries

The effect of a serious bicycle injury can be debilitating to you and your family and leave you with long-term financial, physical, and emotional harm. Because of increased exposure, bicyclists involved in motor vehicle accidents often face serious injuries. Traumatic brain injury, fractured bones, internal bleeding, lacerations, head trauma and spinal cord injury are unfortunately common in bicycle accidents.

Obtaining the advice and representation of a bicycle accident attorney is always advised when you have suffered a serious bicycle-related injury. Our attorneys are skilled in personal injury law and can advise you on whether you are entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, hospital bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death bicycle accident, it is also important that you contact an injury attorney with experience in wrongful death law and who can advise you on the types of claims you are able to make.

Don'€™t let the insurance company tell you what your case is worth. They are in the business of making money and settling claims for as little as possible. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our experienced attorneys will thoroughly examine all aspects of your case and hire medical and accident reconstruction experts among others to ensure you receive the maximum compensation legally available. We have been representing South Bay bicycle accident victims for over 100 years collectively and will give your case the care and respect it deserves. Please contact us today for your free consultation.

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