Bike Accident Attorneys in Palm Springs

Bicycle riding is both a popular recreational activity and means of transportation in California. The law firm of Gilbert & Bourke, LLP has handled many serious injury and wrongful death claims involving bicycle accidents.

Causes of Bicycle Accidents

A number of causes can contribute to California cycling accidents. Cyclists often share the road with other vehicles and pedestrians, which presents the opportunity for collisions and accidents. Sometimes cyclists ride in large groups, which can lead to accidents involving other bicyclists. Each year, hundreds of bicyclists are killed in accidents that are caused by negligent automobile drivers who are distracted or do not see them. Many bicycle accidents also happen when a cyclist loses control of his bike and crashes into a stationary object such as a pole, curb or median. Injuries can also be caused by defective bicycle parts or unsafe riding conditions. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, do not dispose of the bicycle. A California bicycle accident attorney can help you determine the cause of the accident and who is responsible.

Intersection Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can occur anywhere on the road, but often happen in intersections. Intersections are where a bicyclist is the most at risk of being struck by a car. A bicyclist is generally consideredto be a “vehicle” and must follow the basic traffic laws in the California Vehicle Code. Cyclists must ride with the flow of traffic, stop at stop signs, and yield appropriately. Children unfamiliar with road laws are especially at risk for accidents.

Bicycle Accident Injuries

In any accident with a car, bus, or truck, a cyclist is vulnerable to serious injury or death. Especially if the cyclist was not wearing a helmet, or if the helmet was not fastened properly, a bicycle rider is at a high risk for head injuries, including skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries. 70% of bicycle accidents that result in wrongful death are due to a head injury. A cyclist thrown from a bike may suffer spinal cord injuries, neck injuries or back injuries. Other injuries may include loss of limbs, multiple fracture injuries, or brun injuries. Parts of the bicycle, like the spokes, seat or handlebars, can also contribute to serious personal injuries.

Compensation for Bicycle Accident Injuries

If somebody else caused you to be seriously injured in a California bike crash, you may be entitled to damages for your lost wages, your medical bills and pain and suffering. At Gilbert & Bourke, LLP, a California bike accident lawyer can help you understand your legal options after an accident.

Free Bicycle Accident Injury Consultation

If you have been injured or if a member of your family has died or been injured in a California bicycle accident, contact us today for a free consultation at (760) 327-185. An attorney can meet you at your, home, hospital or our office. All cases are handled on a contingency basis -- we never charge a fee unless we win.

Contact Gilbert & Bourke Today

Representing Our Clients’ Rights Since 1974

Send My Information


Our Palm Springs lawyers understand that any legal matter can result in life-changing repercussions. No matter what your case entails, we stand ready to provide the solid legal counsel you can trust. It is this client-centered approach that helps us get results.

In order to best serve our clients, we are attorneys who are always available to our clients. We prioritize being accessible to you, and if you have any questions or concerns about your accident, disability, or estate planning matter, please do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.

An attorney will speak with you before you actually set an appointment so we can make sure that we are really a good fit for your case. If we are able to help you, then we offer a free in-person consultation where we can go over your legal options and discuss the best course of action for you to take. Use this form today to get started!