Compensation For Bicyclists After Dooring Accidents
With so many bicycles and cars sharing the road, it is inevitable that they will come into conflict. Parked cars can be hazardous to bicyclists when the drivers open the driver’s side doors to get out. If the driver does not see the bicyclist coming and opens the car door, or if the bicyclist is unable to stop or swerve in time to avoid the door, the resulting accident can mean serious injury for the bicyclist. If you or a loved one has been injured as a bicyclist running into an open car door, our attorneys can help you obtain compensation to cover your injuries.
The vehicle accident injury attorneys at Hiepler & Hiepler represent clients throughout California.
Verdicts And Settlements
The Law Offices of Hiepler & Hiepler has become well-known in the bicycling community as a champion of injured bicyclists. We have achieved significant verdicts and settlements against car drivers who have injured bicyclists, including a $12.5-million wrongful death verdict in Ventura Superior Court for the family of a bicyclist who was hit and killed by a car. These are cases we handle with some regularity. Regardless of the extent of your injuries, we dedicate ourselves to obtaining the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses, lost wages and other costs associated with your accidents.
Vulnerabilities On A Bicycle
Because of the lack of protection on a bicycle, beyond a helmet, any interference with a bicycle’s trajectory can result in an accident. If the bicyclist goes over the handlebars or “takes a header,” the injuries can be significant. A bicyclist injured by an open car door can sustain these and other injuries:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
Our lawyers conduct a thorough investigation of your accident and collect the necessary evidence to show your case in a positive light. We actively pursue all avenues of compensation to maximize your potential award.
Contact Our Bicycle Accidents Attorneys At 866-531-3532
To schedule a free consultation, please contact Hiepler & Hiepler at 866-531-3532. Based in Oxnard, our law firm provides legal representation to residents throughout the state of California. You are never charged a fee unless you are compensated for your injuries.