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Orange County Hit & Run Bike Accident Attorneys

What to Do If You Are Involved in a Hit & Run Cycling Accident in California

The first thing to do if you are involved in a hit and run bike accident in California is contact the police immediately. It’s important to provide as much information about the vehicle and driver as possible. Then, get in touch with Bike Legal. Our Orange County cycling attorneys can help you understand your rights and legal options, as well as work to help you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Just because the at-fault driver left the scene of the accident does not mean you don’t have options. Recovery is still possible.

Contact Bike Legal at (800) 449-4850 or reach us online via our contact form. Your initial consultation is free.

Steps to Take after a Hit & Run

Being hit by a car while cycling is an extremely frightening experience. When the driver of the car flees the scene, you may feel rightfully outraged, overwhelmed, and unsure of what to do next. However, there are a few important steps to take immediately after the accident in order to protect your ability to recover compensation.

If you are involved in a hit and run bicycle accident try to do the following, to the best of your ability:

  • Make sure you are out of harm’s way. Your safety and well-being are the top priorities after an accident; if you’re able to, pull yourself out of the roadway and make sure you are safely out of the path of other cars, vehicles, and cyclists.
  • Try to observe as many details as possible, including the hit and run driver’s license plate number, the make and model of the car he/she was driving, and what the driver looked like. If possible, try to take photos of the driver, his or her car, and his or her license plate before or while he/she drives away.
  • Talk to any witnesses you see nearby. If anyone saw the accident or noticed details about the at-fault driver’s vehicle or appearance, take down their information and ask if they would be willing to provide a statement on your behalf.
  • Contact the police. It is important that you file an official police report. Fleeing the scene of an accident when someone is injured is a crime in the state of California, and it is important that you report the incident to local law enforcement. Stick to the facts of what happened and provide police with as much information as you have.
  • Seek medical attention. If you are injured, no matter how seemingly minor your injuries may be, make sure you are examined by a doctor. If needed, call or have someone else call an ambulance to attend to your injuries. DO NOT worry about the costs associated with getting medical treatment; your safety and health is the most important thing. An attorney can help you work to have these costs compensated for.
  • Contact an experienced personal injury attorney. At Bike Legal, our Orange County bicycle accident attorneys can quickly work to build a case that supports your right to a fair recovery. As your legal counsel, we will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of the maximum compensation you are owed.

A driver may flee the scene of the accident for any number of reasons; he or she may not have a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, or up-to-date car registration. He or she may be driving while under the influence of alcohol. He or she may simply be scared and acting reactively to the situation. No matter the circumstances, it is never acceptable for a driver to leave the scene after striking a cyclist.

Contact us online or by phone at (800) 449-4850 for a free and confidential case review with our Orange County hit and run bike accident lawyers.

Over $300 Million Recovered for Injured Cyclists

In our 35+ years of handling cycling accidents, we have achieved significant and noteworthy results for our clients, amounting to over $300 million total. Our bicycle accident lawyers have handled hundreds of cycling accident and injury cases, including numerous cases that proceeded to trial—with successful results.
  • Cyclists vs. Auto $4 Million
  • Cyclist Rear-Ended $3 Million
  • Negligent Event Promoter $1.4 Million
  • Cyclist Rear-Ended $500 Thousand
  • Cat 3 Female Cyclist Struck By Car $500 Thousand
  • Cyclist Rear-Ended $500 Thousand

Hear From Our Clients

  • They are part of the cycling community and fully understand the perspective of the cyclist.

    “They consistently fight for their clients to get superior settlements and have excellent client services.”

    - Vince D.
  • I would strongly encourage anyone seeking an excellent law firm to use Bike Legal.

    “The regular updates helped to reassure us that they were diligently working on our behalf. They always took my calls or returned messages promptly.”

    - JR- Triathlete
  • Thank you Bike Legal for all of your hard work on my case.

    “You were able to recover far more than I ever expected and was able to get back racing quickly!”

    - Sasha R.
  • The Bike Legal team is a generous sponsor for my son's racing team and frequent speaker at our team meetings.

    “When my wife, Alison, was hit by a pickup truck while riding her bike, the Bike Legal team responded to our questions quickly with a precise and understandable manner.”

    - RL- Team Velosport Cyclist
  • They are a must for any case you might have.

    “I greatly appreciate the quick efforts to get me back on my feet and cycling again. Very friendly staff that all worked together to make the process very easy.”

    - RF CAT 1 Cyclist

Why Work With Us?

We Understand Bike Accidents!
  • Deep Rooted in the Community

    We have a real cycling culture at our law firm.  We are actively involved in the cyclist community and sponsor local teams and events.

  • Superior Results

    Our firm has recovered over $300 million on behalf of cyclists.

  • Experienced Legal Team

    We have been representing cyclists for over 35 years and have handled hundreds of cases.

  • 24/7 Personalized Access

    Speak with our Client Coordinator 24/7 and schedule same-day appointments.

  • Unparalleled Resources

    Our team has the resources and relationships with experts to help you through your medical treatment and build your case quickly to maximize results.

  • Trial-Tested

    We are not afraid to take your case to court to get the best possible outcome.

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