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Experience you need.
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Call Us (Available 24/7)

(562) 561-2669
(213) 732-3436
(805) 800-8799

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Long Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Hit by a Car While Cycling? Get Back on Track with Gaylord & Natais

Cycling offers a healthy and eco-friendly way to travel. However, sharing the road with motorists can be dangerous. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver, you deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Gaylord & Natais, a dedicated personal injury law firm in Long Beach, California, is here to fight for you. We have a proven track record of securing maximum compensation for injured cyclists.

Why Choose Gaylord & Naiais for Your Bicycle Accident Case?

Bicycle Accident Expertise:

We understand the specific laws and challenges faced by cyclists involved in accidents with motor vehicles.

Relentless Advocacy:

Our skilled lawyers aggressively pursue maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any long-term disabilities.

Compassionate Representation:

We treat you with respect and empathy throughout the legal process, understanding the physical and emotional trauma caused by your accident.

No Upfront Fees:

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case.

How We Can Help You:

  • Investigate the Accident: Our team meticulously gathers evidence, including police reports, accident scene photos, witness statements, and traffic camera footage to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Identify Liable Parties: Depending on the circumstances, the at-fault party could be the driver who caused the accident, the government entity responsible for road maintenance issues, or a parts manufacturer if faulty equipment contributed to the crash.
  • Negotiate with Insurance Companies: We handle all communication with insurance companies, ensuring you receive a fair settlement offer. If necessary, we’re prepared to take your case to court.
  • Maximize Your Compensation: We fight for all the compensation you deserve, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage to your bicycle, and any future medical needs.

California Bicycle Laws and Sharing the Road Safely

California has specific laws protecting cyclists and promoting safe cycling practices. Here are some key points to remember:
  • Traffic Laws Apply to Cyclists: Cyclists are considered vehicles and must obey all traffic laws, including stopping at red lights and stop signs, riding with the flow of traffic, and using hand signals for turns.
  • Right of Way: Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists on the road. This means drivers must yield to cyclists when turning, changing lanes, or entering a roadway.
  • Safety Equipment: While helmets are not mandatory for cyclists over 18 in California, they are highly recommended to protect your head in case of a crash. Additionally, bikes should be equipped with a white front light and a red rear light for nighttime visibility.
By following these laws and practicing safe cycling habits, you can help reduce the risk of accidents. However, even the most cautious cyclist can be involved in an accident caused by a negligent driver.

Protecting Yourself After a Bicycle Accident: What to Do

The moments following a bicycle accident can be overwhelming. Here are some crucial steps to take to protect yourself and your legal rights:
  • Seek Medical Attention: Your health is the priority. Get a medical evaluation to document your injuries and ensure you receive proper treatment.
  • Report the Accident: Report the accident to the police, regardless of the severity. A police report will create an official record of the incident.
  • Gather Evidence (if possible): If you are able, take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, any damage to your bicycle, and the driver’s license plate. Also, try to obtain contact information from any witnesses.
  • Do Not Admit Fault: Avoid apologizing or taking any blame for the accident. Stick to the facts and simply state what happened.
  • Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer: An attorney at Gaylord & Nantais can advise you on your legal options, handle communication with insurance companies, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Don't Settle for Less Than You Deserve

Bicycle accidents can result in severe injuries, leaving you with significant medical bills and lost income. Don’t face the legal battle alone. Contact Gaylord & Nantais today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case and discuss your legal options. Let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve after a bicycle accident. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, contact Gaylord & Nantais for a free consultation. We’re here to answer your questions and fight for the justice you deserve.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: Bicycle Accident Injuries

Seek immediate medical attention, even if you feel okay initially. Then, contact the police to report the accident. If possible, take pictures of the scene, your injuries, and any damage to your bike. Don’t speak to the driver’s insurance company before consulting an attorney.
Common causes include driver negligence, such as dooring (opening a car door into a cyclist’s path), failure to yield, distracted driving, speeding, or driving under the influence. Poor road conditions or malfunctioning bicycle parts can also be contributing factors.
The amount of compensation varies depending on the severity of your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and long-term impact on your life. Our lawyers will meticulously assess your case to determine the maximum compensation you deserve.
California requires drivers to carry minimum liability insurance. However, in rare cases, there may be insufficient coverage. We will explore all options to recover compensation, including your own uninsured motorist coverage or filing a lawsuit against the driver.
The length of your case depends on the specific circumstances. Our goal is to resolve your case as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, some cases involving complex factors or disputes with insurance companies may require litigation, which can take longer. We will keep you informed throughout the entire process.

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Ouattara Afou
Ouattara Afou
2023-03-06
Mr. Nantais was very helpful and professional when I interacted with him regarding a work injury case. I highly recommend him as he operates the case with integrity and a spirit of good faith.
Tèt Sere
Tèt Sere
2023-03-05
I wanted to take the time and thank Mr. Thomas for handling my workers' compensation case. He always communicated with me and always kept me in the loop on what was going on with my case. Even during the pandemic, he made me feel like my case was important. Thank you, Mr. Thomas, for your time and your hard work.
Enys Dorismond
Enys Dorismond
2023-03-05
The workers' compensation system sucks, but choosing a workers' compensation lawyer with experience and communication skills is key. I got lucky to find Mr. Nantais, who went out of his way to calm me down and my temper. Thanks, Mr. Nantais, you are my guy.
Dacko Rebeka
Dacko Rebeka
2023-03-05
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Thomas on a claim and was very pleased with the outcome. He was very thorough in explaining everything needed to get the best chance at the desired results. Mr. Thomas showed a tremendous amount of dedication in making sure he provided a great client experience. He didn’t talk over my head, and he was patient with my questions. Mr. Thomas is super in touch and highly relatable to the everyday working American. He was a perfect fit for me and my family. We were pleased with the outcome on our injury case.
freo arestil
freo arestil
2023-03-04
Mr. Thomas and the team are a really fantastic team. They helped me when all other places turned me down. I recommended them to a co-worker of mine, and they are now helping her. I know that if I have any problems at work, I will definitely call them again.
Elve Edline
Elve Edline
2023-03-04
I'm writing this review to express my gratitude to Mr. Gaylord for doing a superb job and handling my workers' compensation case. So much happened in the process of the last couple of years settling my case I really don't have the energy to type out the entire scenario. Still, I can promise you that Mr. Gaylord is the best workers' compensation lawyer.
Patrick Fils
Patrick Fils
2023-03-04
I'm so glad I have Mr. Gaylord as my attorney. I have been protected from the start. He fixes any and everything that comes up. Mr. Gaylord is the best, and I strongly suggest you hire him.
Joseph Jn Raymond
Joseph Jn Raymond
2023-03-03
I hurt my right knee at the work site, my employer doesn't support me, and workers' compensation isn't accepted. Thanks to Mr. Thomas for all the help provided to me to resolve the case.
Kervenson Saint Juste
Kervenson Saint Juste
2023-03-03
Mr. Nantais has the ability to see through an issue and determine the proper steps to resolve it. I appreciate the detail and effort that was taken into account. Thank you for all the help and support. Keep up the great work, Mr. Nantais.
Kenel ernest
Kenel ernest
2023-03-03
I was lucky enough to have Mr. Nantais as my lawyer. I had spoken to several other workers' compensation lawyers before meeting with Mr. Nantais. Unlike the other lawyers, I found Mr. Nantais very easy to talk with right from the start. He understood what had happened to me with my work situation and showed compassion for my plight. What really impressed me was how well Mr. Nantais represented me when dealing with the opposing counsel. He did an excellent job advocating for my needs, and I was very happy with the case's outcome.
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