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July 27, 2023

Free California Bicycle Accident Settlement Calculator

Legally reviewed by: Jessica Anvar Stotz, JD, MBA

As a State Bar Certified California attorney referral service, we’ve spoken to and referred many people who have injuries from a bicycle accident. Bicycle accidents are a serious matter and we think we can help your road to recovery with our settlement calculator below.

Calculate What Your Bicycle Accident is Worth Now

To calculate your potential settlement, fill out the questions below. In about 90 seconds you’ll receive an approximate settlement. Don’t delay! Put an end to the medical bills and expenses that keep coming and start your journey to recovery.

Factors that Commonly Affect Bicycle Accident Settlement Amounts

Factors Influencing Settlements Low Settlement Medium Settlement High Settlement
Severity of Injuries Minor injuries Moderate injuries Severe injuries
Liability Partially at fault Clear liability Other party fully at fault
Medical Treatment Little to no treatment Ongoing treatment Extensive or permanent care
Loss of Income Minimal impact Temporary loss of income Significant loss of income
Contributory Factors Limited or none Some contributory factors Clear evidence of negligence
Witnesses No witnesses One or two witnesses Multiple credible witnesses
Communication with Insurance No prior communication Contacted insurance Legal representation
Traffic Violations No traffic violations Minor violations Serious traffic violations
Location and Jurisdiction Favorable jurisdiction Neutral jurisdiction Favorable laws and venue
Permanent Disability/Disfigurement No permanent effects Some lasting effects Permanent disability

Hiring a Lawyer vs. Negotiating with Insurance Companies Alone

Aspect Settling on Your Own with Insurance Company Hiring a Lawyer
Understanding Legalities May struggle with complex insurance policies, legal jargon, and procedures. Lawyers are knowledgeable in personal injury law and insurance practices.
Navigating Insurance Tactics May face challenges dealing with skilled adjusters who aim to minimize settlements. Lawyers can counter tactics, protecting your rights and seeking fair compensation.
Medical Documentation Responsibility to gather and present medical evidence may be overwhelming. Lawyers can help obtain and interpret medical documentation to support your claim.
Negotiation Skills May lack expertise in negotiating with insurance companies, risking undervalued settlements. Lawyers are skilled negotiators, aiming for the best possible outcome for you.
Time and Effort Requires considerable time and effort on your part to communicate, document, and negotiate. Lawyers handle the entire process, relieving you of the burden and saving time.
Legal Representation You are representing yourself, potentially leading to undervalued settlements. Lawyers advocate for your best interests, ensuring you are not taken advantage of.
Legal Strategy and Options Limited knowledge may result in overlooking potential legal avenues for compensation. Lawyers devise effective strategies and explore all available options.
Handling Complex Issues May struggle with handling complex legal issues and challenging insurance situations. Lawyers are equipped to tackle complex matters, ensuring a strong case presentation.
Objective Advice May find it challenging to assess the true value of your claim objectively. Lawyers provide impartial advice, evaluating your claim’s worth accurately.
Court Representation (if needed) You may be unprepared to represent yourself in court, if necessary. Lawyers can represent you in court, if the case goes to trial.

Five Steps That Can Increase the Success of Your Bicycle Accident Claim

  1. Prompt Reporting: Report the accident to authorities and insurance companies promptly.
  2. Gathering Evidence: Collect and preserve evidence like photos, witness statements, and medical records.
  3. Seeking Medical Attention: Get timely medical evaluation and treatment for injuries.
  4. Consulting an Attorney: Seek legal advice from a personal injury attorney.
  5. Document Losses: Keep records of medical expenses, lost income, and other damages.

Common Bicycle Accident Settlement Amounts

FAQ: How much compensation will I get for a bike accident in California?

Severity Level Average California Bicycle Accident Settlement (With Injuries)
Low Approximately: $5,000 – $30,000
Moderate Approximately: $30,000 – $85,000
High Approximately: $85,000 – $500,000

Case Results from LawLinq Lawyer Members

  • $55,000 settlement for bicyclist hit by right-turning vehicle
  • $3,300,000 settlement for auto v. bicycle collision
  • $610,000 settlement for bicycle v. dangerous condition of a roadway

Find Out What Your Settlement is Worth

If you or your family member believes they have a bicycle accident case, don’t delay seeking legal help. We connect people with some of the best bicycle accident lawyers in the state for free.

Call 24/7 to get connected with a top rated attorney and begin your journey to recovery. The last thing we want to see is anyone becoming overwhelmed due to medical expenses piling up. Or, their case being dismissed because they waited too long to reach out for help. (855) 997-2558

About the Author

Jessica Anvar

California Consumer Litigation Attorney Jessica Anvar, Esq. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lemon Law Experts California’s leading lemon law firm. She has multiple years’ worth of experience working with both state and federal lemon laws. Her practice focuses exclusively on consumer protection cases. Ms. Anvar received her J.D. from Loyola Law School. She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University. Jessica is very active in her local legal community and has helped thousands of clients across the state of California. She has an outstanding record as a true advocate for consumers.

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