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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 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.

 

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 death.
  • We do not charge anything for our services unless we win. Our 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 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.

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

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.

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 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 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

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.