Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
San Jose Personal Injury Lawyer
Bicycle accidents and pedestrian knockdowns are often the result of negligent driving on the part of motorists. In most cases, car, bus, or truck drivers fail to see cyclists or pedestrians on the side of the road or at an intersection. As a result, negligent drivers almost always claim a bicyclist or pedestrian "came out of nowhere." In order to reduce the claim amount paid, insurers will often try and shift some or all of the blame onto a bicyclist or pedestrian.
At the San Jose law office of Shea & Shea, our attorneys carefully reconstruct what happened by working with accident specialists who measure skid marks, analyze the damage to a vehicle, look at the scatter of debris, and interview eyewitnesses. We use computer animation, when necessary, to explain to jurors what the evidence shows in order to hold negligent drivers responsible and counter claims by insurance experts that attempt to shift blame onto our client. We represent clients suffering from the following:
Insurers are interested in reducing the amount they pay in claims. As a result, they often use different kinds of cost-reduction techniques to minimize their losses. One technique is to try and convince an injury victim that the best hope for recovering anything is to settle sooner rather than later. Here, a claims adjuster may tell an injury victim it will be more expensive to take their case to court than to accept an offer. Of course, insurance companies realize that it may take months before the full scope of a head, neck, or back injury is known. By convincing an injury victim to settle in the days or weeks after an accident, they hope to settle before the full impact of an injury is made apparent.
Protecting Your Interests and Rights
If our office represents you, our San Jose injury attorneys will start the process of having your medical situation evaluated in order to determine the true scope of your injuries. And, once you retain us as your legal counsel, insurance claims adjusters and attorneys for the insurance company will have to contact us instead of you. As a result, you can rest assured that your rights and interests will be protected. To schedule a free consultation to learn more about our practice and how we can help you, contact the attorneys at the law office of Shea & Shea today.