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San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyer


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The Elia Law Firm personal injury attorneys

Injured in a bicycle accident?

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We serve accident victims in San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside, El Cajon, Poway, La Jolla, Del Mar, Chula Vista, and all other towns and cities in San Diego County and beyond

We are San Diego bicycle accident attorneys fighting for the rights of cyclists and to make our roads safer for everyone in San Diego

When a bicyclist is injured in a traffic accident, the circumstances of the accident need to be carefully examined in order to determine the accident’s cause.

Oftentimes, bicycle accidents here in San Diego are the result of driver negligence whether it is inattention to the road or blatant disregard for traffic laws such as when motorists choose to travel at speed limits greater than those posted or do not adhere to traffic signage, or the exhibition of some other reckless behavior that increases the odds of accident and injury.

While motorists are not always responsible for causing accidents as bicyclists may also be guilty of reckless driving practice that causes accidents, the vast majority of accidents involving bicyclists and other pedal cyclists in and around San Diego result from some form of negligence.

San Diego bike accident injury

Just what compensation from your bicycle accident are you entitled to?

  1. Property damage: Covering damages to your car and personal belongings.

  2. Past and present medical expenses: Whether your injuries are severe or minor, you deserve full reimbursement.

  3. Future medical costs: Anticipating long-term treatment needs, we’re prepared to advocate for your entitled compensation.

  4. Past and current wage loss: If injury prevented you from working, you have the right to reclaim lost earnings.

  5. Future wage loss: Estimating future earning capacity can be complex. We’ll ensure you receive the maximum entitled amount.

  6. Pain and suffering: Quantifying this is challenging, but you’re owed compensation for both physical and mental anguish. We’ll pursue recovery for past and potential future suffering.

  7. Loss of enjoyment: If your injuries impede activities you once loved, you merit compensation.”

Car and bicycle collisions are all too common in San Diego

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2013 saw a total of 743 pedal cyclists (those individuals riding a pedal-powered vehicle) die in traffic accidents. Bicyclists made up a large majority of those killed, as they face the daunting task of having to contend with reckless, inattentive motorists on a daily basis.

While bicyclists must abide by the same traffic laws that motorists do, motorists tend to disregard bicyclists as fellow travelers, often failing to yield to cyclists for the simple fact that the motorists either did not see the bicyclist, or the bicyclist simply did not warrant enough respect from the motorists due to the lack of threat that a cyclist poses to any, even smaller, automobile.

Bicyclists are afforded every right to be present on California roads and highways as any other commuter is. However, due to the diminutive size of bicycles in comparison to automobiles, many motorists do not even notice bicyclists in neighboring traffic lanes or give them any sort of right away while setting themselves up to make right-hand turns.

As of September 16, 2014, California enacted the “Three Feet for Safety Act” designed to make bicyclists safer by requiring motorists to give bicyclists three feet of clearance while passing.

Though helmets do help prevent fatalities, they do nothing to protect the body of a bicyclist. Unfortunately, most bike accident victims leave the scene of the accident in an ambulance.

Once they have received medical treatment, they should consult with a bike accident attorney like the Elia Law Firm, APC here in San Diego to find out their legal rights. Given the many financial and emotional costs of an injury and the expensive medical treatment that follows, it often makes sense for the victim to file a personal injury lawsuit in court and seek financial compensation from the negligent party for their injuries.

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Hold Negligence Accountable

If you’ve been injured in a bike accident due to the negligence of another, you deserve compensation.

It is in your best interests to enlist the aid of a skilled personal injury lawyer in
San Diego who has a thorough understanding of traffic laws and road regulations as they affect bicycle riders and who can examine the details of the accident to determine where negligence should be attributed.

A tough bicycle accident attorney will civilly prosecute the negligent party to hold them held accountable for their actions and will seek compensatory damages on your behalf to help cover the costs associated with your accident such as medical bills and physical therapy fees.

The personal injury attorneys here at the Elia Law Firm, APC in San Diego are experts in the field of bicycle accidents and are committed to our clients’ rights and health. We stand up for clients in court and help them win the compensation they deserve. We also like to boast that we obtain a monetary recovery for our personal injury clients over 95% of the time.

But don’t delay. Time is critical. The sooner we go to work, the sooner you can pay for the medical attention you need. Delay too long and you may void your case entirely.

Put a tough San Diego bicycle accident lawyer on your side.

We have some of the toughest bicycle accident lawyers in the state of California right here. We are committed to justice for cycling accident victims and fight tenaciously for their rights to see that they get what they deserve.  We will hold the negligent accountable on your behalf.

So don’t stand back and take a token settlement or do nothing. And don’t delay – you may have limited time to retain an attorney and file a civil lawsuit.

Suffering with injuries sustained through no fault of your own?

Contact our San Diego law firm for a free case evaluation today!

Frequently asked questions on bicycle accident cases

The value of your case depends on many factors. Every San Diego bicycle accident case is different. One factor is the nature and extent of your injury. Some people heal faster than others. One person may heal in a week, while another may take six months, a year, or may never heal from the injury. Another factor is the amount of your medical bills, future medical bills and lost earnings, etc. Contact our office at (619) 444-2244 for accurate advice on the value of your case.

Our office works with a variety of doctors in the San Diego who can provide immediate medical treatment and defer payment until the case is finished.

You pay us only IF we recover compensation for you through a settlement with the insurance company or a verdict through the court. If we do not recover compensation for you, you do NOT have to pay us for our time.

This depends on the extent of your injury. Typically, a San Diego personal injury case takes anywhere from two to eight months. Sometimes, cases take longer if they are more complex or if a lawsuit is filed. See our personal injury lawsuit timeline page for all the details on how long your case may take.

Not necessarily. Sometimes you are far better off without filing a lawsuit. Our San Diego personal injury law office typically files a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, if any. We then attempt to negotiate with the insurance company. If you are dissatisfied with the insurance company’s offer, we may decide to file a lawsuit.

  • Property damage
  • Past, current and future medical bills
  • Past, current and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment

Putting a monetary value to each of those is what bicycle accident attorneys do for their clients, and then we fight hard to attain you what you deserve. As in all San Diego personal injury cases, you are up against a behemoth in the insurance company which does not have your best interests in mind. They goal is to pay you as little as possible, and you are at a disadvantage if you try to take them on yourself. There is no need. That’s what we are here for. Let us fight the battle. 

Some of our achievements…

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$4.0 M

MVA vs. Pedestrian


MVA vs. Pedestrian vs. Hit & Run (maximum insurance policy limits obtained)


$3.9 M

Auto Accident


Settlement for a rear end car crash resulting in catastrophic injuries


$3.8 M

Wrongful Death


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$2.0 M

Premises Liability


Premises Liability


$1.7 M

Wrongful Death


Wrongful death case (limited insurance – multiple claimants)


Numbers have been rounded up to fit in allowable space. For actual numbers see our Case Results.

"Steve Holly, and Garrett are all exceptionally professional people to work with. I had a very serious and complicated Bodily Injury case, where it seemed like there was a new hurdle to overcome every month. I have no doubt that the Elia legal team worked tirelessly on creative solutions, which ultimately led to a victory in the courts. After this case consumed 2 years of my life, I am so relieved to have it over and done with. There are no words that could truly encapsulate my appreciation, and gratitude for this law firm. I would highly recommend this group to anyone in need of their services."


Protect yourself!

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you may deserve compensation. Don’t go it alone. It’s very likely an attorney can get you more and get you fully compensated. 

Request a free phone consultation now. Find out what your case is really worth! We will also send you our “20 ways you can ruin your case” PDF to print out and help you even more!