California bike accident fatalities hit a 25-year high recently. Across the state, 3.9 bike accident fatalities occurred per million residents — the highest in the nation. Even more cyclists suffer serious and debilitating injuries in bike accidents across Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange County. In fact, more fatal bike accidents occurred in Los Angeles County than in any other county in the state. Orange County ranked third for most fatal bike accidents. The reason is threefold: a rise in bicycling, increased distracted driving, and a consumer shift towards large vehicles, such as trucks and SUVs.
Unfortunately, police officers, first responders, and California public safety officials may suffer serious injuries in bike accidents. When they do, they need someone on their side that can fight for them and their rights to compensation.
For over 20 years, the bike accident attorneys at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. have helped injured California public safety officials and their families seek justice after a bike accident. We believe in aggressively protecting those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. We know that workers’ compensation benefits are never enough to pay for all your expenses after a bike accident. We also know that many bike accidents happen when officers are off-duty. That is why we work to identify negligent parties quickly, so we can help you file an injury claim. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis. That means that injured California firefighters, police officers, first responders and their families do not pay us anything unless we collect money for you. It’s that simple.
For a free consultation with an Bike Accident Attorney at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., call (949) 660-7762
Drivers in Sacramento, Orange County San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles and throughout California have a responsibility to share the road with pedestrians and cyclists. When they fail to do so, they can cause horrific accidents.
Because of their low profile, bicycles do not offer their riders much protection. There is nothing between them and the pavement below. During a car accident, cyclists often suffer severe and life-changing injuries, including:
Due to the severity of these injuries, injured California public safety officials often need more compensation than their workers’ compensation benefits provide. When this occurs, they need a law firm on their side that can help them file a lawsuit against the negligent driver.
At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., our bike accident lawyers understand that cyclists face an uphill battle when trying to collect compensation. The legal system and insurance companies are often biased against cyclists. They may even try to pin some of the blame back on you or assert that you are not as injured as you claim to be.
Our injury lawyers build solid cases to help our clients collect maximum compensation because we leave no stone unturned. We start by aggressively investigating all angles of the bike accident to help establish negligence. We then work with your medical team to determine the full extent of your injuries so we can understand how those injuries may impact your overall health and future. Lastly, we work with experts in a variety of fields, including forensics and accident recreation to clearly establish liability.
Our law firm has the resources needed to tackle complex bike accident cases — and win. Our track record of success speaks for itself. Recently, we obtained a $1 Million award for a retired Navy officer who was hit by a dump truck while riding his bike. He suffered serious rib, back and shoulder injuries but was eventually able to return to work.
If you suffered an injury in an bike accident, it is important to know where you can turn for help. You deserve a law firm on your side that can fight aggressively for your rights to compensation. At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., we have offices in both southern and northern California and represent public safety members after they have suffered a serious injury in a bike accident.
We offer a free initial consultation and review of your case, so we can discuss your accident and your injuries in more depth. Call our law firm at (949) 660-7762 or fill out our confidential contact form.
The personal injury lawyers at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. are proud to serve public safety members and their friends and families across the state, but most commonly in Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties.