Bicycle Accident Attorney

How Bicycle Accident Attorney and Lawyer in California or Los Angeles Can Help

Bicycle Accident Attorney

Riding a bicycle can be a fun way to get exercise, see new sights, and enjoy the day. However, when you have to share the road with other vehicles, the chances for an accident climb. If you’re a bicyclist who was involved in an accident with a motorist, you may be entitled to compensation. Turn to an experienced bicycle accident attorney at Albert Abkarian & Associates APLC in Burbank, CA.

What Causes Biking Accidents?

Biking accidents can happen anywhere but are more likely to happen when bikers share the road with motorists. Here are a few common reasons for biking accidents:

  • Facial injuries
  • Head trauma, including brain injuries
  • Spine injuries, including disc injuries
  • Broken bones

These injuries can cost you a lot in hospital, therapy, and recovery bills. Get the compensation you deserve by calling us today about our bicycle accident attorney services.

What Are The Injuries Bicyclists Face?

Bicyclists, because of their limited protection, often get the brunt of the injuries in an accident involving bicycles and vehicles. Bikers can get:

  • Facial injuries
  • Head trauma, including brain injuries
  • Spine injuries, including disc injuries
  • Broken bones

These injuries can cost you a lot in hospital, therapy, and recovery bills. Get the compensation you deserve by calling us today about our bicycle accident attorney services.

How Can Albert Abkarian & Associates APLC Help?

We understand the stress and pain you probably feel after a biking accident with a motorist. That’s why we’re here to help.

Our team of award-winning bicycle accident attorneys is here to do everything in our power to get you a favorable outcome. From talking to responsible parties to gathering necessary evidence, we’ll work to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

If you are a biker and were involved in an accident with a motorist, call us today at 855-888-1808.

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Bicycle Accident Attorney FAQ’s

Would I be responsible for any fees or costs if I do not recover anything from the other side?

NO, there will not be any fees or costs If I do not recover from the Insurance Company.

Do I need a police report to file a personal injury claim?

Even though it is nice to have a police report, it is not necessary to have a police report to file a claim against an insurance company.

Can I file a claim if I did not go to an emergency room?

Yes, you can file a claim even if you did not go to an emergency room.  As long as you go to a doctor within a week from the date of the accident.

If I do not have any bones broken, do I still have a case?

Yes, even with soft tissue injuries insurance companies are responsible to pay for the injuries.

Can I get a car rental from responsible party?

Yes, you have to be given a car rental during the time your car is being repaired.

Should I take pictures at the scene of the accident?

Yes, take pictures of any and all injuries at the scene of the accident including pictures of the other car and all witnesses.

Can I ask the other side to provide me with insurance information?

Yes, the law requires that each party exchange information including their driver’s licenses and insurance information with the other party.

Do I have to pay for my medical are, I do not have any money?

On most cases, the medical provide will sign a lien which guarantees payment to them at the end of the case.  So, you do not have to pay anything to them out of pocket.

What happens if the other side does not have insurance?

If you have a coverage called Uninsured Motorist coverage on your policy, your insurance company will come in and act as the other side had insurance.

Can the insurance company raise my rate for using Uninsured motorist or medical payment on a case where I was not at fault?

Under Insurance Code Section 491, the rate of an insurance can not be raised on an accident which you were not at fault.

What if the other side has a small policy of $ 15,000 and I have a Uninsured motorist coverage of $ 100,000? Can I recover from my insurance company

The answer is yes.  If your injuries are valued more than the insurance coverage of the other side and you have a higher policy, then your insurance company will cover the difference.. It is called Underinsured motorist claim (UIM).  It is part of Uninsured motorist (UM) claim and you do not pay more for additional coverage. In your example you will have another $ 85,000 you can collect form UM/UIM coverage.

What happens to my emergency room bill after the accident?

Our office will assist in putting the case on a lien basis and asking the hospital to wait until end of the case for payment.

I have broken leg and can not walk, would the other side pay for my loss of income?

Yes, the other side is always responsible to pay for your loss of income within the limits of their policy.

Does uninsured motorist cover loss of earnings as well?

Yes, uninsured motorist must cover any loss of earnings that you incur as a result of an accident in which you were not at fault.

Does the experience of the attorney in going to Court matter in accident cases?

Yes, the insurance company will evaluate the case based on the firm they are dealing with.  If your attorney has never filed a lawsuit on any cases, then your offer will be much smaller.   With over 28 years experience in the area, we will provide you with the highest possible value for your case.  We have had hundreds of trial and thousands of arbitration in the past 28 years.

How is motorcycle accident different than car accident?

Mostly the difference is extent of injuries.  However, there are issues that are specifically raised in a motorcycle accident.  If you are an attorney who does not know how to handle these issues, then you will not be able to recover properly from the other party for example, splitting lanes in the freeway.

Is there life time medical that we can get from insurance company on Motorcycle or car accident cases?

Unlike Worker’s compensation cases, you cannot have an open medical on car or Motorcycle accident care.  However, if there is medical probable care for future, you can include those future charges in your demand from insurance companies.

Would you provide transportation to you office or meet me in my house?

Mr. Abkarian personally will meet with you to discuss your case either in your house or we will provide transportation to and from our office for you.