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Best Long Beach Bicycle Accidents Attorney

Riding a bicycle is a beloved pastime for many people. Whether you are using your bike to get from one place to another or are just taking a nice ride, you should feel safe riding your bike with your family in the Long Beach area.

Unfortunately, bicycle accidents happen all the time. Although some happen because riders are not properly paying attention, or because of accidents outside of anyone’s control, most accidents occur because a driver is not properly paying attention to the road and bicycle lane.

If you have been injured because of a vehicle driver’s negligence, you have the right to take legal action against them. Personal injury law gives you the grounds to start a bicycle accident claim with the help of a qualified Long Beach attorney.

The Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters: Your Long Beach Bicycle Accident Attorneys

When you are looking for an attorney to represent you in your bicycle accident case, look no further than our team at the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters. For more than 20 years, we have been helping the residents of Long Beach recover financial support after bicycle accidents. We have represented countless clients in these cases, and we have a great track record to prove our expertise in the field.

We are extremely tough in the courtroom because we passionately believe that no one should be able to harm another person without consequences. Everyone has the right to health and safety, and anyone who jeopardizes that needs to pay for the damage that they cause.

Although we are passionate in the courtroom, we are sympathetic and patient with our clients. We know that a bicycle accident can leave you feeling vulnerable, and we take steps to make sure that you feel safe telling us your account of what happened. We will discuss your case at length and develop an argument that works best for your unique scenario.

What Is a Bicycle Accident Case?

Bicycle accident cases are a type of personal injury claim. These cases involve situations in which one person’s negligence caused another person’s injury. Through personal injury law, victims can get financial compensation for the injuries that they have sustained that were not their own fault.

The key to these cases is negligence. If an accident is a mutual mistake or happens because of unavoidable circumstances, you cannot file a bicycle accident claim. However, if the other person involved was neglecting their responsibilities in some way, you have grounds to create a case against them.

Bicycle accidents can happen for a myriad of reasons. Drivers, pedestrians, animals, and other bikers can all be responsible for a bicycle accident.

Why Do I Need a Long Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer?

Fighting a personal injury case is a difficult process. Although the situation may seem straightforward to you, the jury and judge may not see it that way. If your opponent has a good defense attorney, they can easily spin the story to seem more complicated or unclear than it really was. If the jury doubts that the defense was at fault, they cannot find them guilty, and you will lose your case. The best way to combat this is with a strong prosecuting attorney who can help you develop a strong, airtight case against the defense.

Representing yourself in court is never wise. There are many procedures and rules for the court process that you need to know. Entering the courtroom without experience only stands to hurt your case. You should also be focused on healing from your injuries during this time. Adding the stress of building a case will only hinder your healing process and jeopardize your chance at a settlement.

Proving Negligence in a Bicycle Accident Case

There are many ways that a person can be negligent and cause an accident. For example, if a driver does any of the following, they are negligent:

  • Looking at buildings, pedestrians, or signs instead of watching the road
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Using the phone while driving
  • Turning to engage with passengers or children
  • Eating while driving

Any time a driver neglects to follow road laws, they must be held liable for any injuries that their actions cause. The same is true for pedestrians, other bikers, and any other parties involved in the accident.

Proving negligence can be difficult, depending on the circumstances. Your attorney’s job is to recreate the events for the jury so that they can see what happened and determine who was at fault. The best way to do this is through evidence. Important pieces of evidence may include:

  • Photos of any injuries or damage from the accident
  • Medical records
  • Phone records
  • Videos or CCTV of the accident or surrounding areas
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Police reports

Your case may not call for all these pieces of evidence. Your attorney will determine what kind of evidence is necessary and accessible. From there, they can build your case.

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

If you are prepared, you can take steps after a bicycle accident to preserve your case. Follow these steps if you are hit by a car, pedestrian, animal, or other person while on your bike:

  • Assess yourself for injuries. If you cannot feel any parts of your body, have splotchy vision, or are unable to stay conscious, remain where you are.
  • If you can safely move, get out of the way of traffic.
  • Exchange information with the responsible party.
  • Take photos of the damage, injuries, and any relevant road signs nearby.
  • Get the contact information of any witnesses.
  • Call your attorney.

The sooner your attorney can begin to build your case, the better. If you wait, key evidence could be lost, and your case could suffer.

Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters

If you have been in a bicycle accident, it is important to have strong legal counsel. Our team is here to help you navigate your case and win a settlement to help you recover.

To learn more, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters.

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