Bicycle accidents can cause severe and debilitating injuries. Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers can help you hold an at-fault driver or other responsible party accountable for your bicycle accident and related injuries. If you or a loved one was involved in a bicycle accident in San Mateo County due to the carelessness of another, contact us.
Bicycles are vehicles under California law. Bicycles have the same rights to the road as drivers. Yet after a bicycle accident, it often seems like the legal system is against the cyclist. Investigative officers may try to wrongfully put fault on the cyclist and others say that the cyclist “assumed the risk” of the injury. Hiring a San Mateo County bicycle accident lawyer can ensure your rights are protected. A lawyer can protect your rights during an investigation or personal injury trial and battle for fair compensation during settlement negotiations.
Bicycle accidents can be caused by:
Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers help bicyclists obtain compensation from those responsible for their accident, including construction companies, the city, county, or Caltrans, distracted drivers, product manufacturers, and property owners.
We have substantial experience handling and winning bicycle accident claims. For example, our firm won a $9.5 million verdict against Caltrans for a bicyclist who was killed by a motorist as he crossed a state highway. The police blamed the bicyclist and even investigated the accident as a potential suicide. Our investigators, however, determined that the bicyclist was in a marked crosswalk and that he was walking his bicycle at the time of the accident. The state’s best offer before we went to trial was just $100,000.
In a second case, we obtained a $2.2 million judgment award against the State of Hawai’i for a 41-year-old cyclist who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell during a pre-dawn ride on the island of Oahu. With no witnesses, our investigators still managed to find enough evidence to piece together what had happened – and to identify the cause of the crash to be a hard-to-see road defect.
Our law firm’s results show our dedication to successfully resolving the cyclist’s personal injury claims. Whether you already have gathered evidence of someone else’s negligence, or need our firm to investigate your accident, we can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our San Mateo County bicycle accident lawyers.