Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 at 7:12 am    

While you may think that the car’s driver should be blamed for an accident involving a bicyclist due to their sheer comparative size, such is not always the case. At Tiemann Law Firm, we know that in most bicycle accident cases, the bicyclist suffers the greatest injuries. Ranging from road rash to broken bones to concussions and traumatic brain injuries, the damage to a bike accident victim can significantly impact your ability to work and live your life as you were before the accident.

Comparative Negligence Shifts the Responsibility

Bicyclists are subject to the same traffic laws as cars, motorcycles, and trucks, as well as specific rules regarding safety equipment. The driver of a car in a bicycle accident may claim that as the cyclist, you didn’t signal properly, you weren’t wearing a helmet or that you violated some other regulation to put part of the blame for the accident on you. It is called comparative negligence and litigation, and it often arises in the case of a bicycle vs. motor vehicle accident.

Dealing with Comparative Negligence in Bicycle Accident

Get the Attorney Advantage

If you have been involved in a bicycle accident and 100% of the blame is not being assigned to the driver of the vehicle that caused your accident, it’s essential that you get the help of our attorneys. A reckless or negligent driver shouldn’t be allowed to shift the blame to you. With over 25 years of experience and many successful cases under their belts, our lawyers will investigate your case personally and help you fight a comparative negligence allegation to help you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI, car, truck, motorcycle accident, dog attack, or a slip and fall incident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

Client Testimonials

Jennifer T. Testimonial

I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

S.B. Testimonial

Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial

No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial

From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

Matt H. Testimonial

I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.