Representing the Voice of the Injured

Santa Clarita Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Bike Accident Cases Where You Need A Lawyer

No one expects to suffer a major injury during a leisurely bike ride or while cycling to work. However, bicycle accidents can and do occur and, sadly, cyclists tend to suffer far more severe injuries than the people in the vehicle that hit them in a traffic collision.

If you or a family member suffered an injury while cycling, a Santa Clarita bicycle accident attorney from the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson can help. Our law firm has been providing representation for injured clients throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and the Greater Los Angeles Area for over 40 years. We have extensive experience in providing our clients with the legal help they need to get the pain and suffering compensation settlement they deserve.

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Providing a Voice for the Injured Since 1980

What Sets Us Apart

40+ Years of Experience

When people have been seriously injured in bike accidents or as a result of others’ negligence, they need two things from their Santa Clarita accident attorneys—they deserve to be treated with respect and they deserve real results. Our firm has been delivering both to our clients since 1980.

Supportive, Honest & Responsive Care

Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.

Offering Services in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog

The multilingual proficiency of our legal team presents a distinct advantage, ensuring accessibility and effective communication for a diverse range of clients.

Available 24/7 by Phone

Accidents can occur at any moment, day or night. That’s why our services are available 24/7, ensuring immediate assistance and support when you need it the most.

No Fees Unless We Win

When we take on your case, you can have peace of mind knowing that there is no fee unless we secure a successful settlement outcome for you. Our commitment is aligned with your success, ensuring that you only pay when we win your case.

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    Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

    Cyclists are virtually unprotected—although, proper bicycle safety equipment, such as helmets can dramatically reduce the risk of a severe injury. That being said, a person on a bike is simply no match for a large, fast-moving, multi-ton vehicle. When a car, truck, or SUV collides with a bicycle, the cyclist is the one who is most likely to sustain catastrophic injuries which could ultimately even be fatal.

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    Common bicycle accident injuries include:

    • Severe head injuries
    • Broken bones
    • Internal bleeding
    • Paralysis
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Loss of limbs
    • Spinal cord injuries

    While you may not expect this to happen to you or a loved one, it’s important to have and experienced bicycle accident attorney by your side if it does.

    How a Bicycle Accident Attorney Can Help

    Simply put, a bike accident doesn’t only result in physical injuries requiring medical treatment at a hospital and emotional suffering—it also leads to serious, unexpected financial expenses and hardships. Treatment for your injuries may be extensive and could lead to massive medical bills. You may even need to plan for ongoing rehabilitative therapy and future medical costs. Often, injured cyclists are unable to work during their recovery, which could last from several weeks to several months. In the event that a cyclist sustains a debilitating, catastrophic injury (such as spinal cord trauma), he or she may never be able to work again. All of this places a huge financial strain on individuals and families already struggling to cope with the aftermath of the accident.

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    While all of this can be immensely challenging, having an experienced bicycle accident lawyer by your side who can help you manage your case while you recover makes things easier. At the Valencia California Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we have an in-depth knowledge of the law, as well as years of experience in personal injury cases helping people like you get the best possible compensation claim results for their injuries. Our team can help you stay organized throughout the entire legal process. We understand all California statutes of limitations associated with these accidents and can ensure you file your court lawsuit before they expire.

    How the Process Works

    The first step in filing your bicycle accident claim is reaching out to an attorney and requesting a free consultation. During this initial meeting, you will have a chance to share your story and explain what happened. Our Santa Clarita bicycle accident lawyers can also answer your questions at this time and provide you with a clear outline of your options moving forward. We will also discuss your expectations and provide our professional opinion on how your case may go.

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    During the initial consultation, our attorneys will also ask you questions about the accident, your injuries (such as a bone fracture or internal trauma), and how your life has been affected. It’s important that you provide as much documentation as you can in regards to the accident, your medical situation, and, most importantly, your finances.

    The next step in the process is informing the insurance company that you intend to file a claim for damages. This is something our attorneys will handle on your behalf. Following this, we will begin the investigation and discovery phase, during which time we will start gathering any and all evidence we can to build your case regarding the negligence of others involved and legal liability. This might include accessing the police report, obtaining your medical records, assessing property damage or talking to any witness who saw what happened.

    After the investigation and discovery phase is complete, we will then send a demand letter detailing your damages and requesting compensation for those damages. This cannot occur until you have reached what is known as “maximum medical improvement,” or MMI. MMI occurs when your doctor determines that you have healed as much as you are going to and treatment concludes.

    The next step is negotiation. Our attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company in an effort to reach an agreeable settlement. This may involve going back and forth with the insurance claims adjuster several times. While we are often able to achieve settlements for our clients that meet their needs, this is not always possible. If the insurance company refuses to settle for an amount we believe you are owed, our team is fully prepared to take your case to a trial in court including any bicycle accident reconstruction and litigation groundwork to achieve a successful verdict.

    Call to Schedule a Free Consultation Today with An Experienced Santa Clarita Bike Accident Lawyer

    To avoid missing any important filing deadlines, call our bicycle accident attorney team today. Calling quickly is important, as it can lead to a better chance of success in your case. At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we provide contingency fees and offer legal services in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog.