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Injured in a Bicycle Crash?

Richard L. Duquette, Bicycle Crash Attorney in San Diego

The Law Firm of Richard Duquette has recovered millions in damages for injured bicyclists since 1983. Attorney Duquette is an experienced bicyclist himself, and has dedicated his practice to helping this community. He is experienced in all types of cases involving bicycle crashes, injuries, and other legal troubles.

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Insurance Coverage for Bicyclists

Insurance Coverage for Bicyclists

Is my bicycle accident covered by my insurance?

In the state of California, individuals must have auto insurance in order to purchase a car. It is also illegal to operate a motor vehicle in California without auto insurance. The purpose of these laws is to help ensure that everyone who is involved in an auto accident has some kind of coverage. Unfortunately, such laws do not apply to bicyclists.

If you are an avid cyclist in the Oceanside area, you can greatly benefit from cycling insurance in case you are involved in a serious accident. Few insurance companies actually offer cycling insurance in and of itself, but many bicycle injuries can be covered under your uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage.

Protection for Cyclists through UM / UIM Coverage

In the state of California, UM and UIM coverage is required to include damages caused in pedestrian, jogging, and cycling accidents. Make sure that you have such coverage in your auto insurance policy or else contact your insurance company to add it.

The extra premium each month could save you from extreme financial hardship in the future in case you are seriously injured in a collision. If you already have UM or UIM coverage through your insurance policy and you've been in a cycling accident, make sure that you receive the coverage you deserve. The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette can ensure that you are not the victim of bad faith.

Retain an Oceanside Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Few firms can offer the same level of insight that the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette can provide. As a regular sponsor and participant in cycling events throughout Oceanside, I know your rights as a cyclist and can build a strong case to ensure that you receive fair coverage from your insurance. My firm deeply investigates your accident and your insurance to ensure that you receive a fair payout. I am also skilled in trial law and can help you file a personal injury claim to recover fair compensation from the person responsible for your accident.

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Dedicated to the Individual Needs of Each Client

At the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, I take the time to connect with every single one of my clients. You’ll find plenty of lawyers who will take your money and do the bare minimum. But if you are looking for a dedicated advocate, look no further.


Involved in the Cycling Community throughout San Diego

At the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, our San Diego bicycle accident attorney, Mr. Duquette, has been active in the bicycling community, including being a volunteer and sponsor of bicycle and triathlon clubs, races, and events. It is for this reason and more than we are so enthusiastic about the importance of bicycle safety awareness, and the need for strong litigators who can be there to protect the rights of injured bicyclists. You can rest assured in knowing that we will take your case personally, as if we are defending a close friend or family member.

You should also choose our team for legal advocacy because Mr. Duquette has:

  • The Traffic Skills 101 Certificate from the League of American Bicyclists

  • Practiced law since 1983, with extenstive legal and trial experience

  • Graduated from the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College.

  • AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

  • 10/10 "Superb" Avvo rating

Richard L. Duquette

Richard Duquette and His Trial Teams Have Recovered Over
50 Million for Bicycle Injury Clients.

If you or a family member have been injured by another's carelessness, my firm is here for you. With extensive legal experience and a commitment to the best interests of my clients since 1983, you can have confidence when you retain my legal team. Don't delay in securing the competent legal services you need.

Anyone in need of excellent legal counsel can take advantage of a free consultation with me to learn more about what my firm can do to handle their case. The sooner you get my firm involved in your case, the better your chances of achieving the favorable outcome that you need.

“Got into a bicycle vs car mishap resulting in a few nights in the ICU thus hospital bills were mounting in the low 6 figures. Shopped around for legal guidance which led me to attorney and fellow cyclist Richard Duquette who came highly recommended in the San Diego cycling community. The cohesive team worked hard on my behalf and Duquette's generational experience helped navigate and apply pressure to the appropriate parties when necessary. Was able to get the maximum recovery so I could recover without the added stress of paying hospital bills over the next decade. Would highly recommend.”

- Byron

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