I often end up reporting in this column about bicycle accidents, but what I am writing about today was no bicycle accident! This was an attack on bicycle riders! As an avid bicyclist myself and a San Francisco bike injury lawyer, I am outraged by the story that developed late Wednesday night in the Mission and Potrero Districts. Three San Francisco cyclists wereapparently targeted by a driver in some sort of road rage episode. According to witnesses, the driver intentionally hit four bicyclists as they rode on the public street.
Three bicyclists suffered serious personal injuries including broken bones, lacerations and internal injuries after a driver wenton a road rage rampage in the City in four separate incidents. Only one received treatment at the scene; the others remain hospitalized, one in critical condition.
In the forefront of our thoughts are the rapid and complete recovery of these innocent bicyclists, but I also want to note if you are a bicyclist or a pedestrian hit by a car, even if it is a hit and run driver as in this case, please see a personal injury lawyer. There could be liability on the part of the driver, or there could be other ways to recover, such as your own uninsured motorists’ insurance coverage.
If you are covered by an automobile insurance policy, on your own car, or on a car in your household, you might also then covered forfeit and run under the uninsured motorist provisions in the policy. Car insurance covers bicycle accident injuries and pedestrian accident injuries. If a carhits you while crossing the street or even in an unlikely a location such as your own home, you could be covered for medical payment coverage and uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage. Call a bicycle accident attorney or a pedestrian accident lawyer right away to make sure that you are compensated for your losses. And, if the accident is not your fault, your insurance rates should not go up.
We are not representing any of the parties mentioned in this article at the time the article was posted. Our information source is cited in the article. If you were involved in this incident or a similar incident and have questions as to your rights and options, call a reputable law firm. Do not act solely upon the information provided here. Get a consultation.The best law firms will provide a free confidential consultation to “not at fault” persons like those named in this article and their family members.