Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accident Attorney – Serving All of California

Bicycle Accidents Actual automobile involved in a fatal accident represented by Susan Handel

Each year thousands of people are injured in bicycle accidents. These accidents can cause serious spinal cord, brain, and other types of serious personal injuries.

Susan Handel is renowned for her aggressive and compassionate representation on behalf of victims of serious personal injuries resulting from bicycle accidents. Through her careful preparation and strong advocacy skills, Susan Handel has helped countless individuals obtain superior compensation for their injuries and losses. Moreover, as part of her personal commitment to each of her clients, she makes herself readily available to answer questions and discuss the progress of each of her client’s cases. Susan Handel has the experience, resources and knowledge to handle large, complex and difficult cases, while at the same time maintaining the compassion and understanding the significant impact that bicycle accidents have on her clients and their families.  Susan Handel is widely regarded as an expert personal injury attorney with a record of very successful results for her clients who have been injured in bicycle accidents.

Bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcycles are fully entitled to share the road with other motorists. Most bicyclists ride on the paved road or designated bike lanes, where available, alongside large, powerful motor vehicles.  Bicyclists are extremely susceptible to sustaining serious injuries in accidents because there is no outside protection from other vehicles, no seat belts, no air bags, and sometimes no helmets to protect their heads.  Although helmets offer some protection to the head, the rest of the body is left largely unprotected, further increasing the risk of serious injuries in the event of a bicycle accident.

Cyclists have little chance to react when cars suddenly change lanes, proceed at intersections or make turns without signaling or yielding to cross traffic.  Many bike riders are also seriously injured when a car door suddenly opens or an inattentive driver drifts into the bike lane.

What kind of compensation will I receive in a bicycle accident?


Bicycle accidents can be sudden, tragic, life-changing events. Susan Handel understands that no monetary compensation can make up for the loss of one’s health or worse, the loss of a loved one. She also understands that victims of bicycle accidents often face staggering medical costs, extensive property damage, and other financial and emotional hardships. Susan Handel can help bicycle accident victims recover superior compensation, for past and future medical care, past and future lost wages, past and future pain and suffering, property damage, funeral expenses, loss of quality of life, and any other damages associated with your bicycle accident.

In appropriate cases, out of court settlements will be obtained for our clients, but if it is in your best interest to take your case to trial, Susan Handel has the resources, knowledge, and experience, to do so.