Answers to Your Questions About Bike Accidents


Hello, I am Michael Ehline with Ehline Law Firm. As a parent and avid rider, I knew that victims injured while riding could never possibly be able to interrelate with a nonriding attorney.  This is why we set up this blog. We are the bicycle riders friend.

The Ehline Law firm has recovered money damages in the multiple millions of dollars for victims of serious injuries. We are not just lawyers, though. Our staff is into physical fitness.

In fact, we feel what our clients go through when they are down and out due to a tragic wreck they did not cause. Hence, we set up this landing page to answer some of the most frequently asked questions injured riders have. Enjoy.

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Got Questions?

There are some common questions that many cyclists have after an accident on a two-wheeled vehicle, which most often needs answers. Contact a bicycle attorney to answer more questions, but read the comprehensive list below first.

What Will it Cost to Speak with a Legal Advocate About my Bike Accident?

  • The initial consultation by a personal injury attorney is usually free of charge. And if there is a legal case, the attorney works on a contingency fee basis.

What is a Contingency Fee in a Bicycle Case?

  • Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee. In other words, a percentage of the monetary compensation goes to the lawyer instead of paying the lawyer up front. The percentage your advocate will typically get is between 33 1/3% to 40% for the services they provided.

How Much is My Bicycle Injury Case Worth?

  • Each case is different. And the injuries always vary depending upon the victim. As such, so will the length of time it takes to heal. The damages awarded depend on several things. The injuries themselves are categorized based upon whether or not there will need to be ongoing care or surgery. Such is the case with broken bones, head injuries, and spinal injuries. Some injuries cause permanent scarring and even torn cartilage. So all of those factors into the compensation awarded. More severe injuries will include loss of earnings and possible disability that can be permanent.

How Long Will My Case Take?

  • Important: As many as 90% of Ehline Law’s cases become resolved in the client's favor within nine months from the accident. Of course, this sounds like a considerable amount of time. But the claims that proceed to trial can take three years or longer before finality.

  • But the property damage portion of the case takes much less time. In fact, it remains possible this part of the case will resolve within six weeks. Most of all, this allows the cyclist to replace their damaged bicycle.

Will it be Necessary to Testify in Court?

  • Testimony is heard when claims end up in court. However, most personal injury cases for injured cyclists are settled before filing a lawsuit. So it remains important to investigate the bicycle accident as soon as possible. Most of all, you must monitor the insurance adjuster. This will help to build a strong claim. Also, it encourages the defendant to settle the claim without going into court.
  • A bicycle injury claim is resolved in “Mini-Trial” or “mediation”/”arbitration.” So if it is heading toward a court hearing, this may end it. This is a process where a retired judge or practicing attorney hear the claim. In most cases, testimony is received from key witnesses. Other evidence can be submitted in documents. So this means items such as medical reports and other personal records typically.
  • This does not always settle a claim, and some will proceed to a full trial. But most applications can be resolved this way and avoid court. In fact, they may take between two and three hours, as opposed to possibly four or five days in court.

Can Attorney Ehline Represent an Injured Cyclist in Another State?

  • Yes, bicycle accident attorney Ehline works in association with lawyers outside of California. And this is lawful, even though he is licensed in California. Some laws allow attorneys to work in association with attorneys from other states. As a personal injury lawyer, Michael P. Ehline, Esq., has participated in claims in Florida, Nevada, Washington, and other states.

Why is it Important to Hire this Law Office?

  • It is important when injured to have the representation of an experienced cyclist who also represents victims as counsel.
  • This is a lawyer that rides a bicycle down the Venice Beach bike path in California, at least three days per week, and he understands how accidents can occur from the rider’s point of view rather than from a motor vehicle driver’s point of view.
  • The experienced traffic injury lawyer, Mike Ehline, has a proven track record in representing bicyclists.

Hiring A Legal Representative

Call now to contact a bicycle lawyer. Our attorney hotline is (213) 596-9642. Get justice now. Never delay in getting help for injuries on a bike.

How Much is My Case Worth?

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Please use any of our easy contact us methods for your free case evaluation. Don’t let the statute of limitations expire in your case. Time is of the essence.

Do I Need a Lawyer?


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The deal is, you need a lawyer in order to safeguard your legal rights. Plus, you can assure you obtain reasonable compensation for your losses arising from your accident. Since we offer a free legal consultation, why not contact us now to discuss the intricacies of your case in confidence with a fine tooth comb? We are standing by! Protect Your Rights With Our Handy ACCIDENT REPORT Now!

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