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.

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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!

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I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.

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Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

Elizabeth Ochoa Testimonial

I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and its dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.