Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycle Accident lawyer
- Saturday, 25 January 2020
- Written by John Riddle
Hi, my name is Michael Garrison and I am a bicycle accident lawyer that has represented bicycle riders for over 20 years here in California, all over the state from San Diego to Orange County, the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Northern California.
One of the things I’ve experienced in the last 20 years is that, as we all know, and as I know from being a bike rider myself and my kids riding bikes, sometimes it’s just not a bike-friendly environment on the roadways of our state.
And by that, I mean that drivers tend to not provide enough room when they try to pass, they tend to get impatient with bicycle riders.
That’s all despite the fact that under California law, under the vehicle code, bicycles are considered a vehicle and they are entitled to share the roadway along with any other vehicle and have all the same rights and responsibilities.
So, the benefit of hiring an experienced bicycle attorney, if you ever have the misfortune of either being injured or someone’s killed in a bicycle incident, is that I have the experience to go in, analyze the accident scene, I have investigators full-time that I send out to take photographs, measurements and basically do all the things I need to do to determine liability in favor of the cyclist and to obtain monetary compensation from the insurance company for the other involved drivers.
It’s not an easy process. Oftentimes police reports go against bike riders for many different reasons, including what I think is a bias on the part of law enforcement against bike riders in investigating these accidents.
A lot of times, you have hit-and-run situations that are gone... They go uninvestigated.
And so, there is a lot of different things that kind of fall against the bike rider.
That’s why it’s best to have somebody in your corner that can help you get to the bottom of all the situation, and liability issues, and determination of insurance policy limits, and all the different things that go into gaining maximum compensation for the bike rider.
If you, or anyone you know, has ever been injured or killed in a bike accident, please give me a call or your bicycle accident lawyer, statewide, at my toll-free number. I’d love to see what I can do to help you and your family.