Guenard & Bozarth, LLP
We Can Help. Call Us at 916-226-9098
Experienced | Trusted

Bicycle Crash Archives

Would You Consider This A "Hit & Run" Accident?

Imagine you were walking in the designated pedestrian section of the American River Parkway Trail and you were run into by a bicycle from behind. Imagine further you are a legend in the running community and the crash resulted in five facial fractures, a fractured skull, a broken hand, two broken teeth and serious lacerations over much of your face and body. Finally, Imagine the person who hit you and then fled dropped his cell phone... the same phone that bystanders used to summon paramedics. The last piece of the puzzle is the District Attorney's office cannot determine if a felony has been committed and cannot use the information from the cell phone to identify the bike rider.

How Your Case Will Be Handled in Our Office

All lawyers have their own way of representing their clients and nothing we are saying here is meant to vilify anyone's method of case development. Some attorneys decide on day 1 they can settle out of court while others act as if your case may go to trial. Here is what to expect when GB Legal is on your side.

Another Hazard Of Getting Paid "Under The Table"

An element of damages in a personal injury or wrongful death case is loss of earnings or loss of earning capacity. This is typically verified by providing a chronological history regarding a litigant's earnings including their education and training in an effort to provide a jury a reasonable basis upon which to analyze and project loss of earnings.

Pedestrians At Increased Risk According To Study

If you decide to walk someplace for your health you may want to reconsider once you listen to recent studies and look at the actions of the City of Sacramento. Sacramento recently embarked on what they have termed "Vision Zero Sacramento". Vision Zero is a traffic safety initiative whose aim is a roadway with no fatalities or serious injuries. Vision Zero rejects the notion that traffic crashes are simply "accidents," but instead preventable incidents that can and must be systematically addressed.

Car Crash Where You Were Just A Little Responsible?

Many personal injury situations are pretty clear with a clear idea of the responsible party. What happens when liability is in dispute or when the situation arises that there is what's called "comparative negligence." This most often happens when the defendant claims you were at least partially to blame for the crash. This can affect the total amount of your claim. The law Office of Guenard & Bozarth will work diligently to eliminate this possibility. What happens when the facts support shared liability?

Imagine you're in a traffic crash where the other driver negligently ran a stop sign and you just happened to be driving at a speed above the posted limit at the time of the crash. The reality is you might share 10 percent of the blame for the accident while the other driver accepts 90 percent of the actual fault. Now imagine your damages add up to $15,000. Understanding this how would a shared fault situation impact your potential compensation? Under California's pure comparative negligence rule, your compensation will be reduced to $13,500 (or the $15,000 total minus the $1,500 that represents your share of fault for the accident.)

What's interesting is while the court system is obligated to follow this rule individual adjustors aren't bound by the same rules outside of the actual court. Adjustors will often assume a combative and unreasonable point of view and offer only a very small token settlement to limit their exposure and your eventual recovery. In fact, an adjustor will often raise the issue of California's comparative negligence rule during settlement talks when they have no basis in the negotiation. Outside of court we are free to negotiate what the impact of the rule should be on your claim. Often times we are able to bypass any comparative negligence claims and that allows our office to enhance your settlement.

We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience practicing law on our legal team. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!

Gas And Brake Pedal Accidents... Not Just For Grandma and Grandpa

Hitting the gas when you mean to hit the brake happens to just about every driver at one time or another. It may happen due to distraction or just because you weren't paying complete attention to what you were doing. The reality is this lapse could be enough to result in a serious car accident. Review what we've written about these accidents and ways to prevent them.

Yes! We Handle Family Law And Estate Planning Questions!

Anyone familiar with our Law Office knows we handle Personal Injury Litigation exclusively. We work with injured people from injury to settlement and that can mean all the way to trial. We take exceptional care of our clients and as a result they often ask us to handle everything from Estate Planning to Family Law and child custody.

Designed For Safety While Resulting In Catastrophic Injury

We see more and more evidence that features designed to protect us are actually doing the opposite. Let's take a minute and review some of the more obvious and egregious examples;

Success Stories

The committed team at Guenard & Bozarth has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for families devastated by debilitating injuries, wrongful deaths and shameful insurance company tactics.

  • The committed team at Guenard & Bozarth has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for families devastated by debilitating injuries, wrongful deaths and shameful insurance company tactics.

Hire Proven Professionals— Call 916-226-9098 For A Free Consultation Or Fill Out the Secure Form Below. Or Click The Button To fill Out The Secure Form

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Hire the Right Experts - Call Today For a Free Consultation at 916-226-9098

Elk Grove Office
8830 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95624

Phone: 916-226-9098
Fax: 916-714-9031
Map & Directions
Elk Grove Law Office Map

Sacramento Office
1810 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-226-9098
Map & Directions


Review Us

Attorney Memberships and Our Commitment to the Community