Serious Help for Serious Injuries
start your free consultation
Partner George Choulos in Picture*

Our Blog

Parking Lots and Intersections: Safety Tips For Reducing Bicycle Accidents

In San Francisco and all over California, in busy intersections and congested parking lots, danger seems to lurk around every corner for cyclists. Bicycle riders always need to be on the alert; particularly for distracted drivers and other motorists not maintaining a proper lookout for bikes when behind the wheel. Let’s take a look at these two particularly dangerous locations, intersections and parking lots, and see what bikers can do to try to stay safer.  From reviewing hundreds of San Francisco bicycle accident cases, I have learned that the most hazardous places for bikes are intersections. Many bicycle riders seem…

Boy Struck And Killed By Flatbed Truck In Fatal Palo Alto Bicycle Accident

A boy was struck and killed earlier this month after colliding with a flatbed truck, according to Palo Alto police. The boy and the truck were both headed east on California avenue around 7:45pm, the boy riding his bike on the sideway, when the truck made a right turn onto El Camino Real, colliding with the boy who was then crossing the road. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, a man in his 60’s, stayed at the scene and has been cooperating with police. He was not arrested or cited, and the…

The Left Cross and The Right Hook: Dangerous Situations For Cyclists Contribute to the Most Bicycle Accidents

As a bicyclist, of course you encounter dangerous situations on the road daily. We cyclists all know that the roads are full of distracted and negligent drivers and that the urban infrastructure is often inadequate to prevent bicycle accidents, particularly in a congested place like San Francisco. That’s why it’s important as California cyclists, we stay aware of some of the most common dangers on the road, the situations that can be particularly hazardous, and how we can avoid bicycle crashes when we encounter them. Let’s look at two common dangerous situations, the “left cross” and “right hook”, and refresh…

Bicycle Commuters Are Six Times Healthier Than Other Commuters

Our firm represents many cyclists who have been injured in San Francisco bicycle accidents. So, how can we still encourage commuting by bike? Because, other than bicycle accidents, bicycle commuters have been found to be exponentially healthier than other commuters, and more bicycle riding could help reduce our community’s health care costs substantially. A British study recently found that people who commute by bike are six times more likely to get their 150 minutes of recommended weekly exercise than those who don’t, according to Brunel University in London, England. We all know that regular exercise is good for you.…

San Francisco’s First Elevated Bike Lane

San Francisco just took bike safety to new heights, literally. The city’s Municipal Transportation Agency just debuted it’s first ever raised bike path, in an attempt to provide a few blocks of protection in the heart of downtown. The lane stretches along Market Street, from Gough to 12th, and is just the first of many paths scheduled for construction during the next year. San Francisco has chosen path locations based off accident prone areas of the city, and will hopefully choose the path over weaving through the sidewalk, while cars will hopefully find it more difficult to veer off…
Awards & Recognitions
award item image
award item image
award item image
award item image
award item image
award item image