Man Hit and Injured by Utility Truck in Fresno County

Man Injured After Bicycle Accident in Fresno County

A man in his 60s was injured after a bicycle accident in Fresno County on the afternoon of April 28, 2020. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the bicycle crash occurred on Copper Avenue near Auberry Road. A utility work truck reportedly approached a man riding an electric mountain bike from behind. The driver of the truck attempted to swerve to the left to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, the truck driver’s evasive maneuver was unsuccessful as the side mirror of the vehicle allegedly struck the cyclist in the head. The bicyclist was transported to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment of moderate to serious injuries. An update regarding his condition was not immediately available.

What You Should Do After a Fresno County Bicycle Accident

As a cyclist, you have little to no physical protection from traumatic injuries if you are involved in a collision. It can take a long time to recover from cycling-related injuries like facial scarring, bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries on all levels. The last thing on your mind when dealing with medical care and expenses, time away from work, and accidental property damage is navigating a personal injury lawsuit for a bicycle accident on your own. Hiring an experienced Fresno bicycle accident lawyer can make all the difference. Having an injury attorney means that you have the time to focus on recovering from your accident-related injuries as they work to obtain fair financial compensation on your behalf.

Recovering Compensation for Cycling Injury Claims

A bicycle accident often results in catastrophic injury or permanent disability in some extreme cases. If a cycling crash occurred as a result of another driver or entity’s negligence, the cyclist may be able to seek financial compensation for medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering. This can be done by filing a personal injury claim against the insurance company representing the at-fault party. However, the claims process is not always straightforward, especially when the at-fault party has a commercial insurance plan. Since commercial policies often have high bodily injury liability limits, the insurance company may use any tactic to dispute the value of a claim to protect their bottom line. To learn more about personal injury cases and the factors that can potentially affect their value, watch the video below.

Statute of Limitations After a Cycling Accident in California

Time is of the essence in a Fresno County bicycle accident case. There is a two-year statute of limitations that applies in these cases. In other words, you have two years from the date of your bicycle vs. car accident to file a claim for losses incurred. If you fail to meet the deadline, your case may be dismissed by the court, and you may lose the right to recover compensation.

Should You Get a Lawyer for an Accident?

The consequences of a bicycle vs. car accident can be emotionally, physically, and financially devastating. Between mounting medical expenses and drastically reduced income, you may feel overwhelmed by the thought of not being able to make ends meet. At, we believe that no one should have to deal with the repercussions of a crash caused by a negligent driver. Our legal team can fight on your behalf by working with vocational and medical experts, using their insight to determine damages incurred, and assessing the value of your personal injury case. Such expert advice and testimony can be used to support our settlement demand letters to insurance companies for financial compensation during the claims negotiation process. If all attempts at fair negotiation fail, we can prepare a strong case to present to a jury or judge, if necessary.

Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Fresno

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno bicycle accident lawyer. When you have been injured after an accident while riding your bicycle, it will most likely be a stressful and challenging experience for you and your family. In situations like these, it is essential to seek legal advice from an experienced injury attorney. If you believe that your cycling crash was not your fault, please call me at (559) 377-7676 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 to set up a free consultation. I can discuss the details of your case and provide you with my free, friendly advice about your best options for moving forward.

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Since 1982, the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith has represented people injured by the negligence of others, with an emphasis on motor vehicle accidents. To see how we have helped resolved cases for past clients, go to our Verdicts and Settlements page.

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