Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at 8:25 am    

Here in California, biking has lots to recommend it. Many people in the Sacramento area bike to work—saving gas, helping the environment, and getting good exercise to boot. In fact, our city has been ranked in the top 10 cities for bike commuting. It’s also a wonderful recreational activity for the whole family that really lets you enjoy our many scenic areas.

The downside is that bike accidents and fatalities have hit a 25-year high in the state of California. Bicyclists suffer numerous injuries in accidents that range from road rash and facial injuries to internal organ damage, head and neck injuries and even traumatic brain injuries and paralysis.

A bike toppled over in road. A helmet and pair of sunglasses lie next to it.

Too often, drivers are not paying full attention to who is on the road around them. Many accidents occur when a vehicle is making a right turn, or at an intersection where the bicyclist is not seen in time to prevent a collision. In some cases, the same negligent behavior that is responsible for car accidents—distracted driving, speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs—causes a bicycle accident but usually with even more serious consequences.

Understanding Your Options

The trauma of being the victim of a bicycle accident can leave you feeling like you don’t know where to turn. You have physical injuries to deal with, the loss of income if you are unable to work, and a confusing legal system. You may be somewhat surprised to learn that in many cases your auto insurance and even a homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy may offer some coverage for your accident. But what’s the best way to go about recovering damages for your accident?

Our expert attorneys will help you sort out your options. They can negotiate a fair settlement with an insurance company or companies, or pursue a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf against a negligent driver. It’s important you have an advocate who is skilled and experienced in bicycle accident cases. Our team will fight for your rights and the compensation you need to recover and move forward.

Have you or a loved one been hurt in a bicycle accident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced Sacramento bicycle accident 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

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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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!

Matt H. Testimonial
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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.

Star Fire Testimonial
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It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

Lendzey Garcia
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I was in a very bad/ major car accident I originally had an attorney who wasn’t trying to help me out much or take any of my calls so I called Tiemann and told them my situation. They made it an AWESOME and Smooth transition over to them and took on both cases I had. I just settled on my big case and am beyond great full. For them and their team! I highly recommend them. To add on to this a little On how much they will work with you, I moved to Montana in the middle of all Of this and it was not an issue!

Maye Ly Testimonial
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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.