Have you or someone you love been involved in a bicycle accident? We are a Bay Area law firm who represents both bicycle accident victims and their families. The Law Offices of Joseph W Campbell has more than three decades of personal injury advocacy behind us.
We are dedicated to serving the Bay Area bicycling community when they need us most.
Schedule a consultation with a Bicycle Accident Lawyer who gets results
Cyclists are vulnerable to the whims of the automobile drivers around them. In an era where distracted driving is more of a threat than ever before, bicyclists an fall victim to unnecessary accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 48,000 people were injured in bicycle accidents in 2011. An additional 677 bicycle riders lost their lives. The majority of these injuries and fatalities were the fault of the driver.
The bicycle community knows drivers aren’t paying attention the way they should be. Almost anyone who rides their bike on a regular basis has experienced close calls due to negligent driving. Some of the most common mistakes drivers make include:
- Not checking blind spots before changing lanes.
- Ignoring bike lanes and/or using them as right turn lanes without checking to see if it’s occupied.
- Making right turns directly in front of an oncoming cyclist.
- Driving too close to the shoulder, forcing the cyclist off the road.
- Opening doors in front of a cyclist.
- Pulling out of side streets, alleys, or driveways without looking.
- Failing to stop at stop signs.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In fact, alcohol consumption is a factor more than one-third of all motor vehicle accidents involving bicycles.
If you, or someone close to you, has been injured in bicycle accident, you need a bicycle accident attorney with a thorough understanding of the California Vehicle Code, as well as local traffic laws, so your case can be represented aggressively in court. We will seek the compensation you deserve for your personal injury or wrongful death case.
The Law Offices of Joseph W. Campbell takes personal injury and wrongful death cases very seriously. We use top-notch accident reconstruction professionals so the judge and jury can have a clear, visual interpretation of exactly what occurred at the scene of the crime. Our trained medical experts will evaluate your case and consider the comprehensive long-term effects of your injuries. Our legal team will argue aggressively for maximum compensation to ensure your future needs are taken care of.
Consult with a bicycle accident attorney immediately so we can get to work on your case
The sooner you make an appointment for a consultation with a bicycle accident attorney the better. It’s important that the details are fresh in your mind, as well as in the minds of any witnesses present. After your consultation, we will get to work immediately to gather evidence, witness testimonies, and access to police reports. The longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to get the evidence we need to best support your case. Also, the responsible party’s insurance company will be hard at work defending their case so you want to make sure the evidence is protected on your behalf.
What type of compensation is available for bicycle accident victims?
As experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, the Law Offices of Joseph W. Campbell knows the effects of a bicycle accident can be profound. We always seek the maximum compensation for our clients in order to ensure they are taken care of in the short term, as well as down the road should any further complications arise as the result of their injuries. Compensation for past, present and future expenses and damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Emotional damages
- Lost earnings and earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of spousal or parental support
We take an objective look at the myriad ways your life has been effected and then make sure that you are fully compensated. We can also help you recoup the costs from other physical, emotional, financial, and punitive damages that result from your accident. Ultimately, our goal is to make your case move as swiftly and efficiently as possible so you can get on with your life.
Protect your best interests by hiring a Bay Area bicycle accident attorney
Contact The Law Offices of Joseph W. Campbell and hire a bicycle accident attorney who has your best interests at heart. We will be happy to speak with you during a free consultation, providing sound legal counsel as to how your case should proceed. We will handle all of the communication between the driver and his/her insurance company to ensure your words cannot be misconstrued for their defense. Protect yourself, and your family, by hiring a bicycle accident attorney in the Bay Area who knows exactly how to navigate the case in your favor.