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Get Back in the Saddle

The number of bicycle accidents in Oakland has remained level—at a much higher rate than other that of other cities in The Bay Area—over recent years. And that’s not a good thing for those of us who hit the streets on two wheels every day.

Bicycle accidents can be life-altering no matter how severe your injuries are. The financial impact and changes to your daily routine can be crippling. And as professional bicycle accident attorneys in Oakland, Sally Morin and our team know exactly what you’re going through.

And we’re here to help.

Why Our Bicycle Accident Lawyers are Different

Our main objective is always to get you back on track—in all aspects of your life—as soon as possible. To that end we specialize in bicycle accidents in Oakland. This has allowed us to become experts at navigating the legal landscape, dealing with insurance companies, and negotiating with medical service providers to get you a settlement that’s every bit as big as you deserve (and possibly letting you keep more of it as well!)

Hassle-Free Bicycle Accident Claim Resolution

When you’ve suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident in Oakland, the one thing you should be doing is concentrating on your recovery. But if you’re like most victims you’re stuck worrying about:

  • Your loss of income
  • The stability of your job
  • The impact the crash has had on your family
  • Calls from aggressive insurance adjusters
  • Notices from the billing department of hospitals and doctors

This does not make it any easier for your (or your family) to deal with your injuries.

Sally Morin and her team of experienced bicycle accident lawyers in Oakland offer hands-free claim resolution so you don’t have to worry about any of that.

How We Work for You

From the first day we take your case, we don’t want you to worry about anything but getting back on your feet. To make that happen we:

  • Deal directly with the at fault party’s insurance company to get you a settlement that’s just what you need
  • Handle all interaction with police departments, eyewitnesses, and county clerks so your phone isn’t ringing 24/7
  • Stay on top of Oakland police to ensure all the necessary reports are in order and that the evidence in your case is well documented and secure—essential if your claim has to go to court!
  • Negotiate with medical service providers to lower your financial obligations—which may allow you to keep more of your settlement

And through it all we stay in contact regularly. If you ever do have any questions or concerns, we answer our calls and emails promptly. Plus, we help advise and inform you so that every major decision that has to be made is an easy one.

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Honest Lawyers Working for Hardworking People Like You

We are selective about the clients we choose to work with. We look for individuals who have suffered major injuries (broken bones, head trauma, internal injuries, and hospital stays) because they need the most help. Honest individuals who aren’t out to game the system but to get the money they need deserve top-quality legal representation. And that’s what we offer.

We want to help those victims whose number one goal is to get their lives back in order ASAP.

  • Get back to work!
  • Get the bill collectors off your back!
  • Get the settlement you deserve!
  • Protect your family from hardship!

A History of Expertise

Sally Morin and her team of experienced Oakland bicycle accident attorneys have handled hundreds of personal injury claims resulting from bicycle accidents in The Bay Area. They’ve earned millions of dollars in settlements and court judgements for victims of distracted, negligent, or reckless drivers. And they’ve done it all with a deep and lasting commitment to their clients, not the bottom dollar.

And it’s not just the lawyers here that work their hardest to make sure you’re taken care of. Everyone from the administrative staff to the investigative team put your needs first every time.

The quickest (and often best) option is to get fair settlements out of court. But sometimes that’s just not possible. If your case requires it, we will go to court for you. Sally Morin has been successfully litigating cases like yours since 1997.

Injured in a Serious Bicycle Accident in Oakland?

You’re Not Alone!

The California Office of Traffic Safety reported that in 2013 (the last year for which official stats have been published) that there were 220 bicycle accidents in Oakland. Why is Oakland so dangerous for cyclists?

The answer is complicated but it’s partly because Oakland—unlike many other cities in The Bay Area—has invested very little in bicycle safety enhancements like protected bike lanes, redesigned traffic flow, and dedicated bikeways.

San Francisco, on the other hand, has invested millions and is one of the best (and safest) places to bike in the country. Until Oakland catches up, riding your bike on city streets is a crap shoot. But, if you are injured, you have a powerful ally who has your back.

What to Do After Your Bicycle Accident in Oakland

If you’ve been injured time is not on your side. The first thing you should do is seek medical attention—regardless of your ability to pay. At fault drivers can be held legally responsible for all of your medical expenses and may even be ordered to pay for lost wages, prescriptions, and (rarely) pain and suffering. It’s not worth your life—or months of recovery time—to put off going to the hospital.

Next, contact an Oakland bicycle accident attorney as soon as you’re able. Why so quickly? Two reasons:

  • With every day that passes, the chance of winning a settlement decreases—as does the likely dollar amount of that settlement.
  • Predatory insurance adjusters will be contacting you within days (possibly hours) of your accident trying to lowball you, offering amounts that are much less than you deserve.

(Keep in mind, anything you say to these insurance companies can be used to minimize your settlement.) You need to get a lawyer on your side as soon as you’re able.

Is Sally Morin Law the Best Team for You?

Our experienced bicycle accident attorneys in Oakland have the experience you need but ask yourself a few questions first.

  • Have you suffered severe injuries in a bicycle accident?
  • Is your number one priority getting your life back to normal?
  • Do you want a settlement that’s no more or less than you deserve?
  • Is your ideal attorney one that handles everything for you but keeps you in the loop?
  • Are you a hardworking, honest individual who needs help and doesn’t want to be taken advantage of?

If you answered “yes”, Sally Morin Law is the firm to call. Get back on the road to your recovery with help from our experienced bicycle accident attorneys.

Learn more about us or submit your case online (it’s quick and confidential). If you’d like to speak to a live representative, give us a call at (510) 858-2231 today.

Our team of personal injury lawyers in Oakland exclusively handles

Serious Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Motorcycle Accidents ONLY

Traffic crashes are the #1 public health risk in Oakland!

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We Want to Work With You

We only work with honest, hard-working clients who have a genuine claim to monetary compensation. We know people like you aren’t out to get rich—just to get what you deserve. You put your family first and want to make sure they’re taken care of after your bike accident in the Oakland area.

That’s why we’re so selective about the bicycle accident clients we represent. We offer straight-shooting advice designed to make the legal battle ahead as simple (and as short) as possible. And we’ll keep you informed every step of the way.

That’s why our bicycle accident attorneys in Oakland always return your calls or emails promptly. We let you know what’s going on, what you can expect in the future, and what sort of complications might arise long before they do.

All you have to worry about is getting better and back on two wheels.

Bad Bicycle Accidents happen in Oakland

Unfortunately, many victims of bike accidents in Oakland can’t just walk off their injuries or slap a bandage on them. About 5% of bicycle accidents in Oakland are classified as “severe.” This means riders are taken from the crash scene by ambulance with serious or even life-threatening injuries.

Injuries range from deep lacerations to broken bones and head/brain injuries—or some combination of any of those. Worse yet, many such severe injuries require surgery, long-term recovery and rehabilitation—perhaps leaving the victim with lifelong disabilities.

And all of this costs money:

  • Ambulance rides in Oakland can cost $2,000 and up
  • A visit to the ER in Oakland is $11,000 on average
  • A hospital stay at Oakland Regional Medical Center can cost an average of $30,000 per day (over twice the California average)
  • Over 14% of people in Oakland have no health insurance (which could leave them on the hook for their medical expenses)

Let us help you, so you don’t have to suffer those financial worries while struggling to recover.

See if We Can Help You

If you’ve suffered a severe bicycle accident in Oakland or the Bay Area and are looking for honest legal representation, we can help you get your life back to normal as soon as possible. Fill out this short form online to see if you have a solid case or learn more about the Oakland bike accident lawyers at Sally Morin Law on our About Us Page.

Want to talk to someone right now? Call us at (408) 878-3070 today.

The Faster You Act, The Stronger Your Bike Accident Case Is

The likelihood of winning a bicycle accident lawsuit in Oakland goes down with every day you wait. Important evidence is washed away, lost in filing cabinets, or forgotten by unreliable eye witnesses.

You need to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible!

When you speak with one of Sally Morin’s bike accident attorneys, your case can start that day.

The first thing we do is tell insurance adjusters, police investigators, and medical professionals that we are your Oakland bike accident attorney and we’ll be handling everything from here on out. No worrying about phone calls at all hours of the day, setting up meetings, or dealing with debt collectors. Just relax.

Next we collect as much evidence as possible including;

  • Eyewitness reports
  • Police reports
  • Photographs and physical evidence from the scene
  • Medical reports
  • And more

Armed with all of that data we pressure the at-fault party’s insurance company to settle for a fair amount out of court. In the face of an overwhelming pile of evidence, they often do. If not, Sally Morin has litigated bicycle accident lawsuits in California for years and has the experience you need to get a fair judgement.

Don’t Get Overwhelmed after a Bicycle Accident in Oakland

Many people think it will cost too much to hire a lawyer after a bicycle accident in Oakland and start the recovery process all by themselves. They quickly find that trying to navigate a tricky legal system while dealing with their physical recovery and fighting off the at-fault party’s insurance company can be too much.

When you contact Sally Morin Law, our experienced bike accident lawyers in Oakland take everything off your shoulders. They handle everything and let you concentrate on getting better, keeping your family safe, and building the strength you need to get back to your normal routine.

We have a proven track record of success and pride ourselves on working with and for our clients.

So contact us today or fill out this online form to get started right now.

Why Choose Us?

As personal injury attorneys in Oakland we are selective about the clients we work with.
To find out if we’re the right firm for you, ask yourself these five questions:

 

checkbox1. Have you been in a pedestrian, motorcycle or bicycle accident in Oakland?

 

checkbox2. Did you suffer major injuries (broken bones, surgeries, hospitalization)?

 

checkbox3. Do you want to get back to work (and your normal life) ASAP?

 

checkbox4. Do you want a lawyer who responds promptly to your calls and emails?

 

checkbox5. Do you want a low-stress resolution of your personal injury case?

 

If you answered “yes” to most of these questions,
Sally Morin Law is a great fit and we are here to help!

We Know the System!

Our team of professional personal injury lawyers knows how the legal system works. They can:


  • Deal with insurance adjusters to get as large a settlement as you deserve

  • Negotiate directly with service providers to decrease your medical bills (make the most of the money you receive)

  • Play intermediary between you and the Oakland Police Department so your personal injury case is as strong as it can be.

We Get Results

Earlier this year I was hit by a car while riding my motorcycle in downtown SF. My bike was totaled and although I didn’t sustain serious injuries I was injured enough to have to take over a month off of work. I tried to to figure things out on my own but after all the stress of insurance companies I came on to yelp to find an attorney. This is how I came across Sally Morin, and thank god I did!! They quickly responded to my email and got things rolling right away. Lauren and her team kept in close communication and explained everything about the process eliminating any stress on my end. I didn’t feel hesitant giving them a call or emailing them about anything at all. They truly cared about my case and fought for me the entire way through. Most importantly, they negotiated my  medical and got me the settlement i deserved. They told me multiple times how much of an easy client I was to work with but that was a result of their  hard work and communication. Thanks again Sally Morin you helped me make the best out of an unpleasant situation!!!

David D.

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

Sally Morin Law works hard to get fast, solid, fair results, so that clients can get back on their feet and get back to doing what they love.

 

These results are obtained quickly through diligent and skilled settlement negotiations (and typically not through years of stressful litigation). Disclaimer

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