California is a scenic state with many opportunities for a bicyclist. From a plethora of state parks to natural preservations, there are seemingly endless opportunities for a beautiful, relaxing, and memorable bicycle ride. But there is nothing beautiful or relaxing about being involved in a bicycle accident with resulting injuries caused by a motorist who wasn’t paying attention, or a fatigued truck driver who did not pay attention to the traffic signals.
Your bicycle accident is a serious matter. Bicycle accident attorney Bruce C. Funk of San Jose’s Law Offices of Bruce C. Funk stands ready to provide you with the most concise and comprehensive legal assistance, ensuring the best possible outcome to your claim.
Bicycle Accidents & You
In the state of California, it is required that bicyclists, as well as bicycle passengers under age 18, wear an approved helmet when riding on a bicycle. California law further states: “A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division, including, but not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs.”
“Bicycle trips account for only 1% of all trips in the United States. However, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash related injury and deaths than occupants in motor vehicles.” Some of the most common injuries bicycle accident victims sustain include fractured limbs, back injuries, heat trauma, rashes, internal and external bleeding, skin rashes, and broken bones. A bicycle accident can also impair a victim to the point of not being able to work and perform daily activities. There’s also the possibility that bicycle accident victims may be denied assistance from their insurance company.
Filing a bicycle accident claim can be cumbersome, but it doesn’t have to be with Attorney Funk at the helm of your case.
Why You Need Law Offices of Bruce C. Funk
Chances are, your bicycle accident left you with tremendous physical setbacks and pain, medical bills that can’t be paid, and even a demolished bicycle. You may also be left with questions such as where you turn for assistance and how will you move on with life and meet the debts you face.
Attorney Funk and the bicycle accident lawyer team at the Law Offices of Bruce C. Funk have the compassion, experience and skill set needed to assist you with your bicycle accident case. So, for the assistance and justice you deserve, contact San Jose’s Law Offices of Bruce C. Funk. Your initial, no-obligation consultation is free.