Helping San Francisco Citizens Recover Compensation after a Bicycle Accident

Even with the presence of designated bike lanes on busy roadways, bicycle accidents still sometimes happen when motor vehicle drivers behave in a careless and reckless manner. Cyclists have limited protection when they are on the road, with the exception of their helmets, and even well-constructed helmets can crack in the event of a hard impact. In a collision, bicyclists typically fall off their bicycles and impact the ground, resulting in serious (and sometimes fatal) injuries. 

If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury in a bicycle accident, call the experienced San Francisco bicycle accident attorneys at Bogaards Law today. Our team will work tirelessly to help you to recover the compensation for your injuries that you deserve – whether that be by settlement or by taking your case to trial. Contact us today to learn more about how we could assist you with your legal matter.

Common Causes of San Francisco Bicycle Accidents

San Francisco bicycle accidents commonly result from motor vehicle operator negligence. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents that occur in and around San Francisco include the following:

  • Driving at a high rate of speed – especially near designated bike lanes
  • Distracted driving (including texting while driving or otherwise operating a cell phone without utilizing a built-in hands-free option or Bluetooth device
  • Weaving in and out of traffic 
  • Failing to yield the right of way when appropriate

Bicycle accidents often result in head trauma, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and spinal cord injuries. In the worst cases, these accidents can even be fatal. 

Pursuing an Injury Claim Arising from a Bicycle Accident

In order for you to obtain compensation for injuries suffered in a bicycle accident, the at-fault driver must have violated a traffic law or otherwise breached a duty of care owed to the bicyclist. Furthermore, that breached duty must result in the collision and the injuries to the bicyclist. In cases where the fault is clear-cut, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might even go so far as to admit liability in the case. When that happens, only the issues of medical causation for the injuries and damages typically remain. 

As part of a bicycle accident claim, the injured accident victim (and in some cases his or her representative, in a wrongful death case) could pursue:

  • Compensation for medical treatment 
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Compensation for mental distress and anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Loss of use damages
  • Compensation for loss of family or spousal support or companionship

Speak with a San Francisco Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you should look no further than the experienced attorneys at Bogaards Law. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a San Francisco bicycle accident attorney, contact us to learn about how we could help you pursue compensation in your injury case.  

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