With its mild weather, beautiful scenery, and focus on environmental concerns, the Bay Area is the kind of place that encourages people to ride bicycles, whether for fun or as a mode of transportation to and from work or school. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents occur on California roads every year, and sometimes result in serious or even catastrophic injuries to the cyclists involved. Because cyclists (even with helmets) are not well protected against impact, bicycle accidents can easily result in serious injuries and death.
Palo Alto and Mountain View bike accidents can occur for a number of reasons, most of them are caused by distracted drivers who misjudge distances or speeds. Bike accidents also occur when people in parked cars open their car door directly in a cyclist's path, or when riders encounter defects in the roads, such as potholes or cracks.
Regardless of whether an accident was caused by a distracted driver or a defect in the roads, the cyclist is always the one who loses and ends up with serious injuries. Palo Alto and Mountain View bike accident injuries can include broken bones, brain injuries, neck fractures, back injuries, nerve damage, and spinal cord injuries that can even lead to paralysis.
The bike accident attorneys at Ziff & Cohn serve Palo Alto and Mountain View as well as our surrounding areas. Our experienced lawyers understand the physical, emotional, and financial damage caused by a bicycle accident. Our attorneys are dedicated to investigating each case and protecting and pursuing your right to achieve the best possible result for you.
If you are a cyclist who was injured in a California bicycle accident caused by someone else's negligence or recklessness, or by the use of a defective product, you can pursue compensation for your medical bills, your pain and suffering, wages that you may have lost as a result of the injury, property damage caused by the accident, and more. It is vital to seek legal assistance promptly after your bicycle accident, to ensure that a proper claim or lawsuit is filed, that key evidence is properly preserved, that your view of the accident is presented effectively, and that you pursue every source of compensation that might be available in your case. For example, if you were injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may be able to get compensation from your own insurance company through an uninsured / underinsured motorist claim.
To discuss your particular case, please contact Ziff & Cohn today for a free consultation.
Bicycle accidents can sometimes cause severe harm, including brain or head injuries; in such cases, the victimized rider may also seek compensation for the long-term consequences of those injuries, including future medical care, any diminution in the ability to earn a living, loss of enjoyment of various activities, and other types of harm.
Seek Experienced Palo Alto and Mountain View Bike Accident Attorneys
Recognized for their outstanding legal representation, the Palo Alto bike accident attorneys at Ziff & Cohn provide aggressive representation to people injured in bike accidents. Harvey L. Ziff and Adrienne Z. Cohn have the experience and skill to fight for the compensation you are entitled to recover for your injuries.
If you or a loved one was involved in a bike accident resulting in serious injury, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case: call (650) 329-0851, email Harvey L. Ziff and Adrienne Z. Cohn, or fill out and submit our "Contact Us" form.