There are multiple reasons why victims of a bicycle accident or surviving loved ones of an accident-related fatality should immediately contact an Oakland attorney with experience settling and litigating a bicycle accident claim. The sooner the contact is made, the better and more likely it is you will avoid making common mistakes that negatively impact your claim later on.
Without your own legal team working on your behalf, you will never receive fair compensation for your experience and the long-term consequences of the accident. Bicycle accidents often lead to life-altering injuries and lasting effects than any other type of accident. The implications of a bicycle accident range from fatalities, at the worst, to chronic pain and fear associated with what used to be the victim’s most enjoyable hobby.
The driver’s insurance company has an experienced, aggressive, and completely subjective team of legal professionals working on their behalf. These lawyers have one goal - to create a case that takes fault away from the driver and/or vehicle that hit you and to minimize the financial damages spent on the case. They want to settle as swiftly and as conservatively as possible. Your best interest is the least of their concern.
In many ways, the same can be said about your own insurance company. That is where we, your team of legal professionals at Burneikis Law, take up the mantle and move forward professionally and with integrity. We keep you and your loved one’s best interests at the forefront of everything we do.
The other side will intentionally ask questions to urge you into specific answers that they can quote, paraphrase, and turn around to suit their best interests. Even the most benign and well-meaning phrases, such as a simple apology or a sense of confusion, or statements such as, “I’m well, thank you…,” can be twisted to serve the other side’s goal to mitigate their client’s fault and minimize any amount paid to you.
This is not acceptable and without an insider’s perspective on how the insurance/legal process works, victims often wind up with tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars less than they would have if they had trusted an experienced Bay Area bicycle accident lawyer to assist them with the claims process.
Contact Burneikis Law to schedule your 100% no-cost, no-obligation case assessment. I am always honest with my clients. If I do not feel you have a case, I will still make sure you have the tips necessary to move forward with your insurance claim in an informed way that respects your rights as the victim.
Contact us now to schedule your free case evaluation. To see if we are a good fit, call (510) 328-3238 today. Burneikis Law specializes in personal injury cases in Oakland, the greater Bay Area, and throughout the state of California.