In a collision between a car and a bicycle, the bicycle always loses. In 2016, 840 bicyclists died in accidents with motor vehicles across the country. Most bicycle accidents are the result of drivers who are careless, distracted, or don’t understand that bicyclists have the same right to use the roads as a motor vehicle. If you have suffered an injury in a bicycle accident, contact our Redwood City personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.
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We specialize in cases involving road defects. Our bicycle case results include both a $9.5 million verdict and a $2.2 million judgment against state agencies for road defects that contributed to a cyclist’s accident.
Sometimes, the cause of the bicycle accident is not as it first appears. Police reports, for example, are quick to blame the cyclist when, in reality, the fault lies elsewhere. Some causes of bicycle accidents include:
Our bicycle accident attorneys work with top investigators and accident reconstructionists to get to the bottom of what caused a client’s accident. Regardless of the specifics of your case, we will not stop until we uncover the truth. Then, we will gather evidence to help us prove that truth before a judge or jury.
In California, the negligent driver is responsible for the injuries he or she causes. If the driver cannot be found, the cyclist’s uninsured motorist carrier may be required to stand in the driver’s shoes and compensate the cyclist for his injuries. If the condition or design of the road or bike path played a part in the accident, the state or municipality responsible for the public facility may be held accountable.
Our Redwood City bicycle accident attorneys offer free, no-obligation case evaluations at our local office. Learn you rights and options during a confidential consultation. Send us a message or call us at (650) 453-3600. We’re cyclists ourselves. We want to help.