Transportation Accidents

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Bicycle Accident Law

Overview

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a typical year, nearly a thousand bicyclists are killed in the United States. And, in California alone, that number is over 100. Given the dramatic increase in cyclists—in recent years San Francisco has seen a 71% increase in riders—that number is unfortunately likely to increase.

Drivers of cars, trucks, and other vehicles often do not enjoy sharing the road with bicyclists, but the law is clear: bike riders have a legal right to use public roadways, and drivers of other vehicles must respect that right. When they fail to do so and a bike accident results, those who caused the accident can be held financially responsible for damages.

Some of our firm members commute by bicycle ourselves and we are proud supporters of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. We consistently advocate for bicycle safety and education, and recently published a compilation of tips for cyclists: Bicycle accidents: Avoidance and aftermath

If you suffered a serious injury in a bike crash or if a loved one was killed in a bike accident, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damages.

Recent Results

Doored bicyclist accident on city street

Roger Rider v. Michael Motorist
Resolution: The case settled for $320,000 before a lawsuit was filed.

Child’s foot run over by bus

Jane Doe v. Black Bus Company
Resolution: Confidential settlement

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