Bicycle Accident Lawyer California

California is one of the best places in the country for cycling. Perfect year round whether coupled with beautiful scenery leads many cyclists to choose to live and work in California. Unfortunately, there are thousands of bicycle accidents in our state every year. From dangerous drivers who don’t believe that they have to share the road, to distracted drivers who are texting or using social media, there are many dangers facing cyclists.

Humphrey & Rist are successful California bicycle accident lawyers with many cases won. Thomas Rist is an avid cyclist who enjoys road and mountain biking. Riding thousands of miles a year, he understands the risks that cyclists face when they are on the road. Our office believes that having a cyclist for your attorney significantly helps with explaining to claim representatives and juries what a cyclist goes through after an accident. Anxiety from riding, loss of enjoyment of life from not being able to ride, and damages to expensive bikes are hard for many attorneys to understand who do not also ride.

Significant Injuries and Fatal Biking Accidents

In most cycling accidents, the rider suffers severe personal injuries and the driver of the car that caused the accident might have a few hundred dollars of damages to their car. Even though the proliferation of helmets has helped to reduce the types of injuries cyclists receive, injuries are still significant. Cycling accidents can lead to:

  • paralysis
  • head injuries
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • broken bones
  • soft tissue injuries
  • spinal cord injuries
  • death

When we are hired to work on a bicycle accident case, our office will immediately start to assess whether experts are needed to prove causation and the best strategy to prove damages. We prepare all of our cases as if they are proceeding to trial so that we are fully prepared for settlement discussions or trial if necessary.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Santa Barbara & San Diego

For more information about our work on bicycle accident cases, or to speak to a lawyer in our Santa Barbara or San Diego office, contact us at (805) 618-2924. There is never a charge to discuss an accident case with a potential client. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no fee unless your case is settled or won at trial.