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San Francisco Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Our personal injury law firm is more than simply a valuable resource for victims of bike accidents. Our attorneys are avid cyclists and proud sponsors of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC). We are proud supporters and sponsors of Safe Routes to School and trips for Kids. We are also members of the Santa Clara San Mateo Bicycle Coalition. We know, understand, and will fight for the rights of bicyclists.

We represent many people injured while taking alternative methods of transportation, including cyclists, pedestrians and MUNI passengers.

We believe in the use of these alternative methods because of the benefits to the environment. We’re involved in advocating changes to regulations to make the roads safer for everyone.

Because both partners are avid cyclists, we attract clients who have the same hobbies and interests. We find people are much more comfortable consulting with someone who understands where thye’re coming from and who has a passion for it. The partners’ interest in these areas provides an advantage in going up against the other side due to our knowledge and personal experience.

Our California bicycle accident attorneys know cycling. We also know how to handle any claim for a bike accident injury to the benefit of the cyclist who has suffered:Claude Wyle - Part 1 - Bicycling Safety - YouTube

Preserving Evidence after a Bicycle Accident

After you contact the police and file an official report, contact the San Francisco bicycle accident lawyers at Choulos Choulos & Wyle. Often times, it can be the driver of the motor vehicle who is at fault, and it’s crucial take the following steps immediately after the accident to retain important pieces of information:Claude Wyle - Part 2 - Bicycling Safety - YouTube

  • Photograph the accident scene, environment, and your injuries
  • Scan the area carefully and make note of any special or unusual road conditions
  • Write down the damages to your bicycle, accessories and yourself

By remaining calm and following these steps, we will have the evidence needed to help ensure you receive the fullest compensation available.


Zealous & Experienced Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Bike Accident Attorney George Choulos

We have witnessed the tragic result, including cyclist fatality, when automobile drivers have not respected bicyclists’ right to Share the Road. We are prepared to advocate vigorously through bicycle accident lawsuits for the right to compensation for bicyclists.

Many of our clients have recovered ample settlements and verdicts after they had suffered catastrophic injury such brain damage and spinal cord injury. We also represent families of riders of mountain bikes who have been killed in hit and run cyclist / car collisions due to driver negligence or dangerous roadways.


Uncovering the Causes of a Bicycle Accident

There are actually many factors that can cause a bicycle accident and police reports often times oversimplify situations into black and white answers. Our team will conduct a thorough investigation to get to the ultimate cause of the accident by looking beyond the police report.

Our investigations include looking at other drivers who may have triggered the incident, dangerous road conditions and defective hardware. In our years of experience, we’ve seen inadequate signs and warnings along roadsides, ineffective guardrails and even defective traffic lights create a trap for even the most careful of drivers.

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We take pride in our track record as attorney who expose driver negligence and dangerous road conditions that endanger bikers. Our efforts in insurance negotiations and courtrooms have enforced accountability for reckless driving behavior and led to roadway improvements as well as enabling injured cyclists to recover badly needed compensation for medical care, lost wages and other damages.

If you are involved in a bicycle collision… Read more about protecting your legal rights


Bicyclist vs. Negligent Driver

Car vs. bicycle: serious accident resulting in permanent brain injuries and fractures

In Contra Costa County a negligent driver drove into a bicycle path and struck our client Mr. B while Mr. B. was riding home from the dry cleaners. As a result of the careless driver's conduct, Mr. B. suffered traumatic brain injuries and multiple fractures. The negligent driver also struck a telephone pole and was killed in the crash. The lawyer for the motorist who hit our client claimed that the motorist had suffered a sudden heart attack before losing control and that he was not liable thereby. We were able to prove that the heart attack happened after the driver hit our bicyclist, and the driver's estate was made accountable for the catastrophic injuries to Mr. B.
Settlement: $3,500,000
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Client vs. City and County of San Francisco

San Francisco municipal bus and bicycle crash causing pelvic fractures, impotence.
Settlement: $1,300,000
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Client vs. Private Bus Company

Bicycle/bus accident resulting in wrongful death
Settlement: $1,000,000
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Client vs. Vector

Commercial Truck Makes Unsafe Right Turn - Runs over Bicyclist, pelvic injuries
Settlement: $400,000
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