A Cycling Under the Influence Accident Attorney Can Protect Your Interests
Riding a bicycle while under the influence can prove dangerous to pedestrians and drivers, leading to significant accidents, injuries, and damages. If you were involved in an accident caused by a cyclist who was intoxicated, a cycling under the influence attorney can help you sort out the confusing details at your free initial consultation at our San Diego, CA, office. We can provide you with guidance as to what to do next, and we can also discuss any applicable traffic laws that can protect your interests and build your case. For more information regarding California’s vehicle code and cycling laws, contact our legal practice today.
Consequences for Cycling Under the Influence
Cycling while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can impair judgment, depth perception, and more, creating dangerous circumstances for both the cyclist and those around them. As a result, cyclists could cause an accident involving a motor vehicle, another cyclist, or a pedestrian. All of these accidents could cause serious, and even life-threatening, injuries for both the cyclist and innocent victims.
What to Do After an Accident
It is important that you understand what you can do immediately after the accident so you can take the proper steps regarding healthcare, insurance claims, and medical bills.After an accident you should seek emergency medical attention, even if you do not feel seriously injured. You should also contact San Diego Injury Lawyer as quickly as possible. We can help you contact law enforcement to file a police report. Our attorneys understand that accidents happen in the blink of an eye and can leave you feeling confused and stressed, all while dealing with resulting injuries and losses. We can help you preserve all evidence and deal with insurance companies to ensure you do not receive a low-ball settlement.
Seeking Compensation for Your Damages
Being struck or otherwise injured by a cyclist under the influence can have far-reaching negative effects. Damage to your car and personal belongings can impact your financial situation. Physical injuries can also limit your ability to work and complete daily tasks, and you may suffer from further emotional pain and suffering. You deserve compensation for medical bills, lost wages, ongoing support, and any damages that you have experienced from the accident.
We can coordinate with police to obtain arrest records and documentation of the cyclists blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to build your case and and seek the maximum amount of compensation available.
Our attorneys can use evidence and an understanding of bicycle laws in California to prove that your injuries were a direct result of another party's negligent actions. We can coordinate with police to obtain arrest records and documentation of the cyclists blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to build your case and and seek the maximum amount of compensation available.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Do not let the negligence of other individuals affect your life in a negative way. If you have been injured as a result of an individual cycling under the influence, contact our law firm online or call us at (619) 272-4028 to schedule a consultation. We are very knowledgeable with regard to specific bike laws in San Diego and can build an effective case for you.