Different Avenues of Recovery for Bicycle Accident Injuries
There are several potential sources of recovery for injured victims of bike accidents. These "avenues of recovery" could include automobile insurance from the at-fault driver of a motor vehicle, and homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance typically contain liberal policy provisions to cover for injury and loss. Usually if a trip "derived from the home" then there may enough facts to "trigger" the policy. In most states, like California, even when bike riders are partially at fault for a bicycle accident, they can also recover monetary compensation for the fault of other parties, such as negligent motorists, government agencies, or parts manufacturers (design defect), if they are found to have contributed to the cause of the bicycle accident or bicycle injuries. It is imperative that you should make sure to hire a well-established personal injury law firm with sufficient case-handling sophistication to identify all possible defendants, and pursue all possible sources of compensation in your case. If not, you could be doing yourself a disservice on the legal outcome. Make sure your attorney also explains the process of how the above sources of recovery can effectively be obtained, and make sure it is explained to you in plain terms.
Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Bicycle Accident Attorney, and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Pedestrian Injury Law Firm devoted to representing families of injured persons of automobile accidents. If you or someone you love, has been injured or killed in San Diego County, or Southern California, due to the negligence of another, please order your FREE copy of Mr. Blane's book, The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer. It is full of helpful information, insights, and secrets that will help you protect your legal rights. It normally sells for $16.95; however, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California accident.