SANTA CRUZ BICYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY- PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYER
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Santa Cruz Personal Injury Attorney Michael Rehm represents the injured in bicycle and pedestrian accidents. The potential for serious injuries in these specific kind of accidents is extremely high. The most common issue that arises is who will pay for the medical bills, lost wages and other damages that come when you are physically injured by another vehicle, especially since you were not actually in your vehicle. These cases work exactly the same as automobile cases, in that the negligent party will be responsible for your damages. Of course the same issues arise in regards to the ability to obtain the entire amount, if the negligent party has no assets and a low insurance policy limit, especially considering the serious injuries that occur when a pedestrian or bicyclist is struck by a vehicle.
In regards to a situation where a bicyclist or pedestrian is injured at the hands of an uninsured driver, it is also similar to auto accident cases. The bicyclist or pedestrian uninsurance policy kicks in when the other party has no insurance. There is a common misconception that uninsurance or underinsurance only applies if both parties are in a vehicle, truck or motorcycle. This is not true; it is only required that the injured party was injured by another motorist. If you are injured by a motorist with no insurance and you were riding your bicycle, walking down the street, or sitting at bus stop, your uninsurance policy can provide for recovery for any damages incurred. The same can be said if a bicyclist or pedestrian is struck a hit and run driver, the uninsured motorist policy should be a source of coverage, however, different rules apply to different policies in regards to hit and run cases, so you should check with the policy right away. Many polices require a police report to be filed immediately in order to have a right to obtain compensation from the policy.
It is important to have an Attorney who is familiar with the law relating to bicycle and pedestrian accident cases. If you have been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident case, contact Santa Cruz Personal Injury Attorney Michael Rehm for a free, confidential consultation and begin the recovery process. Call (831) 420-8082