Bike Accident Attorney
Bike accident attorney Jim Pocrass is dedicated to successfully representing bicyclists who suffered serious personal injuries or families who lost a loved one because of the negligence or carelessness of another.
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.
As a recreational bicyclist and as a bike accident attorney, Jim Pocrass is an active member of the Los Angeles bike community. With more than 25 years of representing cyclists injured by negligent drivers, Jim Pocrass determined he wanted to be part of the solution to making bicycling safe for all.
Supporting the Bike Community
In addition to sitting on the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Pocrass & De Los Reyes sponsors a variety of programs, including rides, programs, and educational materials for materials for the California Bicycle Coalition, LACBC, and many local bicycle advocate organizations.
Jim Pocrass believes that a bicyclist’s best defense is a good offense, which means knowing – and following – the rules of the road. That’s why Pocrass & De Los Reyes sponsors the LACBC’s “Rules of the Road,” a FREE, pocket-size brochure downloadable here in English or in Spanish.
Types of Bike Accidents
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 will automatically find the cyclist at fault. This is why you need a bike accident lawyer who is experienced in overcoming bias by the police, juries, and judges.
What to Do If You Are In a Bike Accident
If you are in a bike accident (or any accident):
- NEVER admit fault.
- Get prompt medical assistance.
- 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.
- Put NOTHING – photos or comments – on social media. The insurance company and defense attorneys will be monitoring your AND your friends’ and family’s social media accounts for information they can use against you.
- Preserve evidence (bicycle, clothing, bike parts, photos) and give only to YOUR lawyer.
What the Bike Accident Attorneys at Pocrass & De Los Reyes
Can Do For You
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:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages and Benefits
- Repair or Replacement of Your Bike and Other Property
- Pain & Suffering
- Funeral Expenses
Your Uninsured – Underinsured Motorist Insurance
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.
Contact Bicycle Accident Attorney Jim Pocrass
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.
Bicycle Accident Results
$2.3 Million+ Settlement
A bicyclist was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. The driver claimed she didn’t know she’d hit anyone, but witnesses got the car’s license plate. The bicyclist suffered extremely serious personal injuries and a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
A cyclist suffered serious personal injuries when he was hit in an intersection with four-way stop signs. The woman claimed she never saw the cyclist.
A bicyclist was riding on Wilshire Boulevard and was side-swiped by a car. She went over the front of the bike, hitting the handle bars as she flew. She suffered serious personal injuries in the bike accident.
A bicyclist was hit by a motor vehicle making a right turn into a driveway while riding on Griffith Park Boulevard in Los Feliz. Our client suffered serious personal injuries as well as a damaged bicycle. The case settled for policy limits.
A bicyclist suffered serious personal injuries when a motor vehicle made a left turn in front of him in Malibu. Ironically, the police had found the cyclist at fault because he was wearing all black. The accident happened in November at 4:55 p.m.
While hauling kids’ bicycles to a charity event in Downtown Los Angeles, our client was clipped by a car. The car did not stop was found due to a witness’s identification of the auto’s license plate number. Settled for policy limits and a personal contribution by the driver of the car.
Our client suffered serious personal injuries when he was rear ended by a car coming off the La Cienega off-ramp of the 10-East freeway while on his bicycle. Settled for policy limits.
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Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. At Pocrass & De Los Reyes, you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
* This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.