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Accident Injury Lawyer in Oceanside

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Attorney, Oceanside

No matter how concerned or regretful a driver might be, you’ll be dealing with their insurance company.  Without a personal injury lawyer to represent your interests you’ll likely be maneuvered into a low-ball settlement that might not even cover your long-term medical expenses.  The Skolnick Law Group is just 5 miles from Oceanside and ready to help.

Interesting Stat:  There were 1,028 pedestrian injuries in San Diego County in 2013.

Interesting Stat:  The average age of a cyclist involved in a accident has risen from 24 a couple of decades ago to 43 now.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Traffic laws are pretty clear.  Unprotected pedestrians always have the right of way, and bicyclists must follow the same traffic light and stop sign rules as motor vehicles.  But motorists don’t always follow the law, and often fail to see pedestrians and cyclists.  They may be distracted or drowsy, speeding, not using a turn signal, or committing some other violation.

Common Oceanside pedestrian accidents include making a right turn without noticing a pedestrian entering the crosswalk.  Common bicycle accidents occur when vehicles turn right across a bike line or left in front of a cyclist.  Poorly maintained roadways, walkways, and parking lots may also be contributing factors.  The injuries themselves range from bruises and minor abrasions to broken bones, back and spinal cord injuries, and worse.  Traumatic brain injuries can occur even when wearing an approved helmet.

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First Steps

If you’ve been in such an accident and were injured as a result, seek medical attention immediately.  A loved one or close friend should call 911 and file an Oceanside police report.  Care should be taken to also collect contact information from the driver and witnesses, take photos, and make notes on all details that come to mind.  Neither you nor your loved one/close friend should discuss liability or compensation with the driver or their insurer until you have spoken to a bicycle accident attorney or personal injury lawyer.

Full and Fair Compensation

Bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyers understand the rights of injury victims, including full compensation for all medical expenses (including items such as ambulance fees, prescriptions, and lab tests in addition to emergency room and hospital bills), rehabilitation and therapy, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

A driver may be ruled at-fault or at fault even if you were jaywalking or ignoring the bike lane.  But that requires experience and skill in establishing and proving liability.  That’s critical in negotiating a fair settlement or winning an accident court case.



Russell S. Kohn and Suzanne Skolnick Attorneys Kohn and Skolnick represented a 60-year-old man in an under insured motorist claim against Farmers. After reduction for the worker’s compensation benefits and the third party recovery, Judge Hoffman’s net award totaled $520,000.

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Skolnick Law Offices

We have years of experience in handling injury cases, and are experienced in pedestrian and bicycle accidents.  We offer a free consultation to discuss your case, and work on a contingency basis — you pay us nothing unless we win your recovery.  You’ll work one-on-one with a compassionate attorney as we investigate, negotiate, and if necessary, prosecute your case.


Oceanside grew in steps, starting with downtown in the 1890s.  The 1920s and 30s brought South Oceanside, and the 1940s the Marine Corps.  Since 2007 the city has hosted the Beach Soccer Championships (the largest on the west coast) and its pro Beach Soccer USA Cup.  For things to do in the area, including Bike Oceanside, check out

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