The bike accident attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes have obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for bicyclists who suffered serious personal injuries or families who lost a loved one to a wrongful death due to the negligence or careless or another.
Bike accident attorney Jim Pocrass is an active member of the Los Angeles bike community. Pocrass & De Los Reyes supports the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and is a sponsor of L.A. River Ride 2013.
Jim Pocrass believes that a bicyclist’s best defense is a good offense, which means knowing the rules of the road. That’s why Pocrass & De Los Reyes sponsored the LACBC’s “Rules of the Road,” a free, pocket-size brochure downloadable in English or in Spanish.
Pocrass & De Los Reyes take bicycle accident cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved. Contact bike accident lawyer Jim Pocrass for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
If you are in a bicycle accident the parties that may be responsible for the bike accident may not be as obvious as you think. Yes, the driver of the motor vehicle accident may be liable for the accident. But after your bike accident attorney investigates, he may find that, for example, the city, county, or state also are liable for your injuries if there are dangerous road (or signage) conditions.
Often the police report is slanted to protect the motor vehicle driver. Some jurisdictions will not even come to the scene of the bike accident unless at least one of the parties in the accident say they are injured – to whatever degree.
If you are in a bike accident (or any accident), never admit guilt. Do not talk to insurance people. No matter how “nice” they seem, they are not your friend. Their job is to pay out as little of the insurance company’s money as possible. And do not put pictures or comments on social media. The insurance company will be monitoring your accounts.
If you suffer serious personal injuries or if you lost a loved one to a wrongful death because of a bike accident, you may be eligible for compensation for:
The amount of compensation depends on your injuries and on what you lost. The amount also is dependent on how much insurance the party that is liable has. If the other party has $100,000 worth of insurance and your medical bills are $200,000, you only get $100,000 from the insurance company.
That is why is it critical that every cyclist have uninsured motorist insurance (under-insured motorist insurance is part of uninsured motorist insurance). Your uninsured motorist insurance would pay the $100,000 difference in our example above.
Pocrass & De Los Reyes take bicycle accident cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing until your case is resolved. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation, contact Jim Pocrass.
$2.3 Million + SettlementBicycle Accident
A bicyclist was a victim of a hit-and-run accident. The driver claimed she didn’t know she’d hit him, in spite of 12 of his teeth being left in her rear window. Witnesses got the car’s license plate. The bicyclist suffered extensive serious personal injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The driver did not have enough insurance to cover the injuries she caused and the bicyclist did not have uninsured motorist insurance to make up the difference. Pocrass & De Los Reyes were able to get the maximum policy limits and the driver’s father made a contribution.
$100,000 SettlementBicycle Accident
A bicyclist was riding on Wilshire Boulevard and was side-swiped by a car. She went over the front of the bike and hit the handle bars during her fall. The bicyclist suffered serious personal injuries.