Bay Area Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Have you or loved one been injured or suffered a wrongful death in a bicycle accident? If so, you have the right to seek damages from the responsible party. Do so quickly, do not wait! However the more time goes by, the less likely you will obtain the money needed for the time lost from your job, medical bills, and things you have suffered. Call the experienced Bay Area bicycle accident lawyers at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP today at 1-408-956-6949 to discuss your case.
We will take care of working with the insurance companies and negligent parties involved in your bicycle accident case while you and your loved ones recuperate from the accident injuries you have suffered.
Bicycle riding or cycling has been increasing in popularity over the past years and has become decisively established in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California as a new lifestyle. Increasingly people are taking to the streets with their bicycles to commute to work, exercise, and travel. It’s encouraging that individuals are choosing to get fit and play a part in an improved global environment. However, more bikes on the roads lead to more mishaps which, in turn leads to more injuries and fatalities. The majority of bike accidents occur because of neglectful drivers who don’t use adequate caution around cyclists.
A majority of bicycle accidents involve crashes with automobiles and other motor vehicles, by drivers who commit reckless and negligent acts.
Frequent Bike Accidents Situations in the Bay Area
The following are the most common scenarios among bike-auto impacts:
- Sideswipe Collision: Motorists must allow ample space when passing bicyclists. Regrettably, some drivers get rushed and try very unsafe passes, often resulting in a sideswipe accident or the bicyclist being run off the road
- Dooring: Often on streets, the bike lane is beside to the parking lane with very little space between them. Often in this type of accident, the motorist neglects to check for bicyclists before entering or exiting their parked vehicle. This negligence leads to a disastrous accident of bicyclist colliding into the car door or getting thrust out of the lane. The result of these circumstances can be deadly.
- Intersection Collisions: A driver may neglect to yield to a crossing bicyclist, or may neglect to stop at an intersection, causing a detrimental or even fatal accident.
- Collisions involving a Left Hand Turn: California Vehicle Code section 21801(a) declares that all motorists attempting a left-hand turn must first check for and shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction. This vehicle code includes bicycles. Regrettably, there are occasions when a motorist doesn’t see a bicyclist coming and crashes into them while making a left turn.
A Bay Area bicycle accident lawyer from our personal injury law firm can help if you have been in any of these types of bike accidents.
• Bicyclists Just Like You
At the law firm of Needham Kepner & Fish LLP, we are cyclists ourselves, so we understand how these bike accidents can happen. Has a loved one or yourself been injured in a bicycle accident caused by the inattentiveness of another person? You need to attain an experienced Bay Area bicycle accident lawyer to get the compensation you need for your injuries.
Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Bicyclists in the Bay Area, Sacramento, and San Francisco areas
The lawyers at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP provide aggressive representation to injured clients who are in Bay Area bicycle accidents or who suffer other personal injuries in San Francisco, Monterey or elsewhere in the Bay Area. We are available by appointment, evenings and weekends. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact Needham Kepner & Fish LLP today. We represent personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation.