Have You Been Hurt in a Bicycle Accident in San Francisco? Choosing the Right Attorney Is as Easy as Riding a Bike.
San Francisco is always beautiful, but it is arguably even more so when seen from a bicycle. The City by the Bay is one of the most bike-friendly towns in the country. In fact, it seems like more and more bike lanes are added to our streets every day, allowing bicyclists to commute to work or school, run errands, or simply get some exercise.
Those who enjoy a challenging ride and stunning views often take the seven-mile trek from the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. When they want to immerse themselves in some of the best food and art San Francisco has to offer, they ride over to Valencia Street. Either way, getting to know the city from a bike is one of the most enjoyable experiences imaginable.
Unfortunately, however, when motorists and bicyclists ride together in close quarters, accidents happen. And as you might expect, a bicyclist doesn’t stand a chance in an accident with a car or truck—a bike offers little protection from impact with other vehicles, the pavement, or nearby objects. The aftermath of a bicycle accident can be life changing and tragic.
Bicycle Accidents Can Cause Physical and Financial Difficulties
When you’re injured in a bicycle accident, you may feel like your world is crumbling in around you. Not only are you dealing with the pain from your injuries, you may also be suffering financially because you are unable to work. The following types of medical bills can pile up and become overwhelming:
- Hospital stays
- Doctor visits
- CT scans
- Blood tests
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Chiropractic services
Paying for your treatment can become extremely costly, and it can quickly put you in debt. If you don’t think you should be responsible for the costs of a bike accident that wasn’t your fault, you’re not alone—we don’t either.
Why You Need a Bike Accident Attorney After a Bike Wreck in the Bay Area
You can’t trust the insurance company to give you the financial compensation you need. An insurance adjuster will do what he can to convince you that you'll need less than you actually do. In addition to the costs you will incur because of medical bills and damage to your bike, have you thought about wages you’ve lost because you were unable to work? What about future medical bills and other issues you will encounter because of your medical condition? A lawyer will keep your best interests in mind and fight for your right to fair compensation.
Are you ready to learn more? The experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan regularly helps bicycle accident victims and we want to help you too. Contact our office today to find out how we can help.