Campbell Bicycle Accidents Lawyer
Injured in a Bike Crash? Call (800) 900-0863
While riding a bicycle can be a cost-effective way to get around town, sharing the road with motor vehicles can be extremely dangerous. When bicycle accidents do occur, victims often suffer catastrophic injuries, as bicyclists are offered little protection against the size, power, and momentum of larger vehicles.
Each year, thousands of people are injured in bicycle accidents across the United States. If you have been involved in a bike accident, do not hesitate to contact Caputo & Van Der Walde today. Our Campbell bicycle accident attorneys are highly knowledgeable of the laws and regulations specific to bicycle accidents.
Unsure if you have a legal claim? Request a free consultation today to get the answers you need: (800) 900-0863.
Liability in a Bicycle Accident Claim
Every case will have unique factors, and the parties who can be held responsible for your damages will depend on the circumstances of your accident.
Among the most common reasons for accidents on the road are distracted drivers. While cars and trucks have a legal obligation to share the road with bicycles, motorists do not always uphold their duty of care. When the negligent actions of a driver lead to an accident, they can be liable for resulting damages.
Bicycle and parts manufacturers can also incur liability after an auto accident if they knowingly release dangerous or defective products. Typically, a defect can be present in the design, manufacture, or marketing of a product, such as a bicycle.
Compensation for Bicycle Accident Victims
Injuries which occur in a bicycle accident are often far more severe than in crashes between other vehicles. While a helmet does afford a rider some protection, neck, spine, and head injuries are common and can require prolonged treatment.
It is vital that the compensation you receive fully covers the cost of your current and projected medical care, as well as any lost income. During the claims process, we can deal with the at-fault party’s insurance to see that you are treated fairly.
Our firm can help you to seek compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to property
- Missed work/lost wages
- Hindered income potential
- Reduced quality of life
Call Now for Your Free Consultation
While the laws protecting bicyclists have become more robust in recent years, it may be impossible to completely eliminate the danger to bicyclists out on the road. If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another person while riding a bike, Caputo & Van Der Walde can help you to hold the at-fault party accountable.
We understand that this can be a difficult time, and our bicycle accident lawyers in Campbell can help you through every part of the legal process. You should not be made to shoulder the responsibility for the careless actions of another person.
Contact our firm today at (800) 900-0863 and put years of trial-tested experience to work for your case.
A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESSMillions Recovered for Our Clients
Wrongful Death Skydiving Accident $40,030,000
Attorney Paul Van Der Walde recovered a total of $40,030,000 in compensation for a couple bereft of their 18-year-old son in a tandem skydiving accident.
School Bus vs. Pedestrian Accident $8,825,000
School bus vs. pedestrian accident resulting in traumatic brain injury.
Train Maintenance Vehicle vs. Auto $7,411,492
Caputo & Van Der Walde received a jury verdict in the amount of $7,411,492 for a surviving widow, who lost her husband when his pickup truck was involved in a collision with an on-track maintenance of way vehicle.
3rd-Degree Burns During a Pedicure $7,291,986
Paul Caputo received a $7,291,985.58 decision for Plaintiff in a case where a client received severe 3rd-degree burns during a pedicure, resulting in the need for numerous skin grafting procedures.
Paraplegia from Defective Seat $5,650,000
Product liability case involving a defective seat design that resulted in paraplegia.
Pick-up Truck vs. Pedestrian Accident $4,250,000
Pedestrian crossing a four-lane street in the crosswalk, hit by a full-size pick-up truck. Injuries included a left knee dislocation with complete tears of all ligaments and requiring surgery, right scaphoid fracture requiring surgery, right shoulder AC joint separation with clavicle fracture and PTSD.
Auto vs. Bicycle Accident $4,000,000
Bicycle rider attempted to maneuver to his left, around a recessed manhole in the bike lane, and was struck by a vehicle that was driving too closely to the bike lane. Significant injuries included traumatic brain injury, skull fracture, and permanent brain damage.
Big Rig vs. Auto Accident $3,000,000
Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in wrongful death.
Physical Abuse $3,000,000
Child protective services failed to adequately protect young child from physically abusive foster parents.
Injury Onboard a SCTVA Bus $3,000,000
Injury onboard a SCTVA bus resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
Client TestimonialsHighly Rated & Reviewed
“I am happy with the outcome and highly recommend Caputo and Van Der Walde to anyone seeking an injury lawyer.”- Karen B
“Our lawyer and his entire staff were extremely approachable and effective in getting a very good settlement from my own insurance company's under-insured motorist coverage. Our lawyer guided my husband and me through the process.”- Chris G.
“Paul has a great understanding of people's rights and drives to obtain all that is due to you. He listens and answers questions that anyone could understand without legalize. I contacted him through the recommendation of a friend.”- Gary G.
WHAT SETS US APART?
A Supportive Team on Your Side
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You Do Not Pay Unless We Win Your Case
All Initial Case Reviews Are Free of Charge
Legal Services Available in Spanish
Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
Over 85 Years of Combined Legal Experience