Negligent Drivers Are A Serious Threat To Cyclists

Bicycle accidents are often the result of negligent driving on the part of motorists. In most cases, car, bus and truck drivers fail to see cyclists on the side of the road or at an intersection. As a result, negligent drivers almost always claim a bicyclist "came out of nowhere." To reduce the claim amount paid, insurers will often try and shift some or all of the blame onto the bicyclist.

At Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation, our personal injury 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 to hold negligent drivers responsible and counter claims by insurance experts who attempt to shift blame onto our clients. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent motorist in the San Jose area, call (408) 292-2434 now.

A Bicycle Is No Match For A Motor Vehicle

When a motor vehicle collides with a cyclist, the result can be catastrophic. We represent clients suffering from:

  • Brain damage
  • Head trauma
  • Severe concussion
  • Disfigurement
  • Neck or back injury
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injury

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. A claims adjuster may tell an injury victim it will be more expensive to take the 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 apparent.

Start Protecting Your Interests And Rights

If our office represents you, our lawyers will start the process of having your medical situation evaluated to determine the true scope of your injuries. Once you retain us as your legal counsel, insurance claims adjusters and attorneys for the insurance company must 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 law office of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation at (408) 292-2434 today. You can also visit our Contact page to send us an email regarding your accident. We represent injured victims throughout Northern California.