Stressing Your Bike Accident Personal Injury Claim?

Find Out if Working with a Bike Accident Attorney is Right for You

Choosing to work with a bicycle accident lawyer is not an easy decision.

There are many options, but you want someone who not only talks the talk...but rides a bike too!

If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you are not alone!

The California Office of Traffic Safety reported that in 2013, which is 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, make sure you seek out an Oakland Bicycle Accident Attorney who is committed to being a powerful ally who has your back!

Learn How to Get a Full, Fair and Fast Bicycle Accident Personal Injury Settlement

Whether your bicycle accident was today or not, this checklist will help build your case. Keep a copy handy at all times and share it with those you love.

Learn how to make a bicycle accident injury claim & get a fair settlement. This A-Z guide covers everything in a simple Q&A format.

If you've been injured in a serious bicycle accident, knowledge is power. Learn your rights and avoid sabotaging your personal injury claim.

Bad Bicycle Accidents Happen in Oakland

Are You Prepared for the Financial Costs Ahead?

Unfortunately, many victims of bike accidents in Oakland can’t just walk off their injuries or slap a bandage on them.

And about 5% of bicycle accidents in Oakland are classified as “severe.”

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

If you've been injured in a bicycle accident in Oakland, a qualified bicycle accident attorney can help you overcome those financial worries while you struggle to recover.

Knowledge is Power

What to Do if You've Been Injured in a 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 sometimes even pain and suffering.

It’s not worth your life—or months of recovery time—to put off going to the hospital because you are uninsured.

Next, contact an Oakland bicycle accident attorney as soon as you’re able.

Why so quickly?

Two reasons:

  • With every day that passes, the chances 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.

So if you have been seriously injured in an Oakland bicycle accident, you should seek out a qualified bicycle accident lawyer just as soon as you’re able.

Meet Sally Morin Law, Oakland Bicycle Accident Specialists

Choose Your Bicycle Accident Attorney Carefully

You deserve a team with a history of bicycle accident 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 at Sally Morin Law 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.

Our main objective ​is always to get you back on track—in all aspects of your life—as soon as possible.

And we are 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.

We Believe in Doing Things Differently

Get 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 a lot.

This includes things like:

  • 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 easier for you and your family to to deal with your injuries.

And that's why 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​!

Learn More About 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.

And to make that happen we:

  • Deal directly with the at fault party’s insurance company to get you a settlement that’s fair
  • 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 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 your 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.

Don't Delay...

The Sooner You Act, The Stronger Your Case

Did you know that the likelihood of getting a fair bicycle accident settlement in Oakland goes down with every day you wait?

Why?

Because important evidence is washed away, lost in filing cabinets, or forgotten by unreliable eye-witnesses.

It's in your best interests to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible, and that's where the team at Sally Morin Law can really help!

Once you submit your details on our site, we can literally get started for you that day!

The first thing we'll do for you 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 more worrying about phone calls at all hours of the day, setting up meetings, or dealing with debt collectors.

Finally, you can 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'll get you the settlement you deserve.

We'll put pressure on the at-fault party’s insurance company to settle for a fair amount out of court. And in the face of the overwhelming pile of evidence we've collected on your behalf, they often do.

If not, Sally Morin and her team have litigated bicycle accident lawsuits in California for years and have the experience you need to get a fair judgement!

But don't just take our word for it...

$100k for San Leandro Cyclist Cut Off By Oblivious Motorist

A San Leandro cyclist was riding his bike to work when he was cut off by an oblivious motorist. The motorist pulled out without even looking and ran into the cyclist, knocking him to the ground. The cyclist suffered two broken ribs, a serious concussion (possible TBI) and all around bumps and bruises. He was taken by ambulance to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley where he was hospitalized overnight for observation.

The cyclist was really worried about how he was going to pay his medical bills and he had just bought his bike and wanted it replaced. He didn’t have a clue where to start. He was so relieved when he found the Oakland personal injury attorneys at Sally Morin Law to help him with his bicycle accident claim.

Despite the fact the cyclist was illegally riding in a crosswalk, Sally Morin Law fought for him and got him $100,000 to compensate him for his medical expenses, wage loss and put a good chunk of money in his pocket when all was said and done.

 

Quick, Low-Stress Settlement for Berkeley Professor in Bicycle Accident

A Berkeley professor was riding his bicycle in the Oakland hills when a driver abruptly made an illegal U-turn and crashed into the cyclist. The professor was thrown from his bike and sustained some pretty serious injures. He had broken ribs, a broken clavicle, broken teeth and a broken scapula.

The professor came to Oakland personal injury attorney Sally Morin Law and her team in despair. He was in need of several months of treatment and unsure how to navigate the personal injury process while trying to keep his classes going for his Berkeley students. However, Sally and her team immediately took control of the situation, and took the stress off the professor’s shoulders. This allowed him to focus on his recovery and get back to work.

Sally and her team worked hard to resolve this claim quickly for the professor, so that he could move on from this traumatic experience and return to his normal life.

If you have suffered a serious injury in a bicycle accident in Oakland, and want to get back to your life quickly and painlessly, then we are the right partner for you.

Check out the video below to see just how easy it is to get started working with us.

NOW ALL THAT'S MISSING IS FOR YOU TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP!

So there you have it. All that’s missing is you taking the first step. It’s your call…literally. Why not pick up the phone now and call 415-413-0033 or click on the yellow button below.

Submit your details now and get peace of mind. Our team will review your case details and get back to you in 24 hours (excluding weekends).

 

And remember, there is no cost to have your case evaluated, so you have nothing to lose.

Best of all, you can submit all your details easily online! And regain your peace of mind.