City of Calexico’s Top Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Helping accident victims recover compensation since 1999.
For years, bicycles have provided an inexpensive method of transportation and exercise. With recently growing efforts for greener transportation, many more people are using their bicycle to get to their destinations. Just like motorcycles, however, cyclists run an unparalleled risk when riding down busy roads.
Bicycle accidents can happen in a split second, but they can completely change the lives of those who have been injured. When an accident happens, compensation may be available with the support of a skilled personal injury attorney.
Over 30 Years of Dedicated Experience
If you or someone you love was injured in a bicycle accident, it may be possible to hold the at-fault party accountable for the damages sustained. Filing a personal injury claim is a complex matter that requires extensive knowledge of the applicable laws, particularly when there were multiple parties at-fault. Speak to a knowledgeable attorney who can fight for your right to a full compensation.
For over 30 years, Attorney Domingo Castillo has worked in the insurance claims industry. As a prior insurance claims adjuster and senior claims examiner, he has handled thousands of cases for insurance carriers like Allstate, Cigna and many more. With a professional portfolio that includes triumphantly bringing justice to more than 10,000 clients, the attorneys at Castillo & Associates are exceptional leaders in their respective field. Consider obtaining a free case evaluation with the firm today.
Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries
A bicycle vs. auto accident is one of the deadliest forms of traffic accidents. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, California experienced a total of 155 bicycle accident fatalities in 2018. Even when the accident does not lead to death, a bicycle accident victim can still experience serious catastrophic injuries, that may include the following:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries can range in severity, from mild concussion to a fractured skull. Depending on the severity of the injury, a victim can experience symptoms that can last a lifetime. Some of the most concerning debilitations include:
- Memory loss
- Change in attitude
- Inability to move certain body parts
- Difficulty in learning
- Hearing loss
- Prolonged unconsciousness
Amputations or Loss of Limbs
A person that has been violently struck by a speeding vehicle can suffer an amputation or sudden loss of limb.
One of the most common injuries in a bicycle accident is that of dental injury. While most cyclists use helmets when riding their bike, they will rarely use mouth guards. Dental injury can include:
- Maxilla fractures
- Cracked teeth
- Broken mandibles
- Chipped teeth
Another common injury a cyclist can suffer following an accident is that of hand injuries. Upon impact most cyclists will use their hands to break their fall, an instinctive reaction. Ultimately, this can lead to broken or sprained wrists and hands.
Nerve injury is a serious but common injury in a bicycle accident. Neck injury can involve:
- Nerve damage
- Pulled muscles
- Injured vertebrae
Spinal Cord Injury
Aside from head trauma, spinal cord injuries are one of the most catastrophic injuries a victim can sustain. A spinal cord injury can lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia, both which prevent mobility to certain areas of the body. When a person becomes incapacitated as a result of a spinal cord injury, the injury will completely change the victim’s life and that of his or her family.
Speak to an Attorney With a Reputation for Excellence
Whether a person rides a bicycle for leisure or as a means for transportation, he or she will always be susceptible to the risks associated with riding a bicycle. As careful as riders are, they will have absolutely no control of the actions of the drivers around them. When a bicycle accident ensues, the opportunity for compensation can be made possible through a personal injury claim. If you or a loved one suffered a bicycle accident, speak to an attorney who will defend the right to a fair compensation.
The personal injury attorneys at Castillo & Associates have an established record of achieving results. With more than successful three decades of experience, the firm has helped more than 10,000 accident victims in their pursuit of justice.
The attorneys at Castillo & Associates understand that following an accident, many victims face financial distress, which can often lead them to accept insignificant settlement offers made by the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. Consequently, the law firm works aggressively in helping victims fight for their right to a maximum compensation. After your bike accident, obtain the support of a law firm that has a reputation for achieving excellence. Consider contacting the attorneys at Castillo & Associates today.