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Bike Accident Attorneys in Palm Springs

Representation for California Bicycle Accidents

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.

Bicycle Accident Causes

Several 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. This is why it is important to not dispose of the bike after an accident.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, reach out to us today. Our California attorney can help you determine the cause of the accident and who is responsible.

Cyclists and the Risks of Intersections

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 considered to 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.

Common Cycling 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 high risk for head injuries, including skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries. 70% of bicycle accidents that result in a 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 burn injuries. Parts of the bicycle, like the spokes, seat or handlebars, can also contribute to serious personal injuries.


While it is not mandatory to enlist the services of an attorney after experiencing a bike accident in Palm Springs, it can prove to be immensely beneficial. An attorney possesses the expertise necessary to assist you in determining liability for the accident and pursuing compensation for your injuries. Moreover, they can ensure that all the required documentation is accurately completed and maximize the financial recovery you receive from the incident.

In the aftermath of a bike accident in Palm Springs, the complexities surrounding fault attribution can be challenging to navigate on your own. By engaging an attorney, you gain access to their legal knowledge and experience, enabling them to investigate the circumstances of the accident thoroughly. They will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts if necessary to establish a strong case on your behalf. Their objective is to determine who was at fault for the accident and to hold the responsible party accountable.

When it comes to obtaining compensation for your injuries, an attorney becomes an invaluable advocate. They understand the nuances of personal injury law and can assess the full extent of your damages. This includes not only your immediate medical expenses but also potential long-term rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other relevant factors. Armed with this understanding, they negotiate with insurance companies and opposing parties on your behalf, aiming to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Furthermore, dealing with the administrative tasks and paperwork following a bike accident can be overwhelming, especially while you are recovering from your injuries. By retaining an attorney, you gain a legal professional who is well-versed in the necessary documentation and procedural requirements. They will ensure that all paperwork is accurately completed and submitted within the designated deadlines, minimizing the risk of costly errors or delays.

What Compensation Can You Get for a Bicycle Accident Injury?

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

Free Bicycle Accident Injury Consultation

An attorney from our firm can meet you at your, home, hospital or our office. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis—we never charge a fee unless we win.

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) 800-6038.

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