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The City of Ukiah, California, has a robust bicycling population. Ukiah is the largest city within Mendocino County. Like much of Northern California, it enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with measurable precipitation occurring only about 82 days per year, on average. This means that for most of the year, Ukiah enjoys excellent weather conditions for biking.

Whenever a cyclist has to ride near moving cars and trucks, there are safety risks. Many motorists do not safely share the road with those on bicycles. Any time a driver fails to provide enough space between their vehicle and a bicycle, devastating injuries to the cyclist can result. Collisions between motor vehicles and bicyclists often cause severe, even fatal, injuries.

After a bicycle accident that caused injuries or a fatality, it is essential to consult with an experienced Ukiah Bicycle Accident Lawyer as soon as possible. Retaining skilled legal counsel not only ensures that your legal rights are protected, and your claim value maximized, but it can take some of the worries off of your mind, which allows you to focus on your recovery. 

Safe Bicycling in Ukiah - The Great Redwood Trail

The City of Ukiah is very supportive of those who travel by bicycle and has been active in developing the portions of the Great Redwood Trail that fall within the city’s limits. The Great Redwood Trail is a project that spans 320 miles to connect the San Francisco and Humboldt Bays. When completed, it will be a world-class, multi-use trail. The portions of the path within the City of Ukiah will provide an efficient and safe corridor for bicyclists and pedestrians to move between major employment centers, shops, services, and residential areas. Nearly two miles of the trail within Ukiah have been completed thus far. 

Common Injuries from Bicycle Accidents

When bicyclists are forced to ride near vehicle traffic, crashes sometimes occur. When a car hits a bike, the cyclist has very little physical protection from the impact. Even when the cyclist is wearing a helmet, serious injuries often occur. Examples of the types of damages we see in bicycle accident cases include:

  • Broken bones 
  • Concussion and other forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Limb amputations
  • Internal damages caused by impact
  • Deep abrasions (road rash)
  • Lacerations
  • Permanent scarring
  • Injuries to the spinal cord or vertebrae
  • Wrongful death
Damages in a Bicycle Accident Personal Injury Case

Following a serious bicycle accident with severe injuries, a skillful Ukiah bike accident lawyer may help the injured person obtain many types of monetary damages. The following are some examples of the types of damages that may be sought in a personal injury case:

  • Medical expenses for past and future accident-related medical care
  • Lost income and loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

Other types of damages may also apply in specific cases. Sometimes, the spouse of the injured person may seek loss of consortium damages to compensate for the negative impact the accident and resulting injuries had on the marriage.  In rare cases, punitive damages may also be awarded. These are sometimes sought when the motorist that caused the accident was egregiously negligent.

Watch the YouTube video.  The 2020 unveiling of the sign designating the Ukiah segment of the Great Redwood Trail is featured in the clip below.

Hiring the Right Ukiah Bicycle Accident Attorney

We know that the search for the right attorney to handle your crucial injury case can feel overwhelming. First off, it is crucial to find a lawyer who has extensive experience in bicycle accident cases. This will give you the confidence to know that essential evidence will be adequately investigated and gathered. There are also legal deadlines that cannot be missed. Notably, the full scope of your damages must be presented for a fair result to be reached. The attorneys at AutoAccident.com do not accept low-ball offers to settle.  We take the suitable cases all the way to trial, and in doing so, work with top doctors and experts to maximize the value of the case. Our Verdicts and Settlements prove that we do the work required to get great results.  

Ukiah Bicycle Accident Lawyers

If you or a family member has suffered severe injuries in a bicycle accident caused by another person's negligence, please do not wait - call our skilled and experienced Ukiah bicycle accident lawyers to receive free and friendly advice. Our local phone number is (707) 564-1900. If you call from another area code, please use our toll-free line: (800) 404-5400.

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