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San Mateo Bicycle Accident Attorney

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 bike accident and related injuries. If you or a loved one were involved in a bicycle accident due to the carelessness of another, speak with a San Mateo bicycle accident lawyer today during a free consultation.

Why Choose Us?

  • We are cyclists ourselves. Our attorneys have completed centuries and triathlons. We commute to work by bike. We understand what it is like to be a bicyclist in an urban environment.
  • We have represented cyclists who are software engineers, lawyers, CFOs of fortune 500 companies, and young children. We are experienced in cases involving brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, and even wrongful death.
  • We do not charge anything for our services unless we win. Our personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. You will pay only if you obtain a compensation award.

Do You Need an Attorney?

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 attorney can ensure your rights are protected. A San Mateo personal injury lawyer can protect your rights during an investigation or injury trial and battle for fair compensation during settlement negotiations. Insurance companies routinely take advantage of personal injury victims following an accident. We will not let an insurance company offer you a low-ball settlement amount.

What Causes Bicycle Accidents?

Bicycle accidents can be caused by:

  • Poor roadway maintenance, leading to potholes and cracks that are difficult to avoid
  • Careless motorists who fail to share the road with cyclists
  • Distracted drivers
  • Intoxicated drivers
  • Defects in your bicycle or other riding gear
  • Defectively designed roadways or bicycle lanes

Our law firm helps bike riders obtain compensation from those responsible for their accident, including construction companies, the city, county, or Caltrans, distracted drivers, product manufacturers, and property owners.

Real Bicycle Accident Case Results

We win bicycle accident claims. We 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.  But we proved that the bicyclist was in a marked crosswalk and that he was walking his bicycle at the time of the accident. It was the dangerous crosswalk that caused the cyclist’s death.  The state’s best offer before our bicycle accident lawyers went to trial was just $100,000.

In a second case, we obtained a $2.2 million judgment award against the State of Hawaii 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 found enough evidence to piece together what had happened – and to identify as the cause of the crash are small, dark-colored road defect.

Contact Us for Legal Representation

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 initial consultation with one of our San Mateo bicycle accident attorneys. We can help you recover financially to cover medical expenses, property damage, and much more. Serious injuries deserve serious compensation.

We represent victims in bicycle accident cases in San Mateo County, as well as Redwood City and the San Francisco Bay Area.