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San Francisco Bicycle Accident Lawyers

As a bicycle accident attorney team in San Francisco, we pride ourselves on being a valuable resource for survivors of bike accidents and sometimes for the families of bicycle riders who have suffered fatal injuries in bicycle accidents. Our bicycle accident attorneys are all avid cyclists and proud sponsors of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC). We are also proud supporters and sponsors of Safe Routes to School and trips for Kids as well as members of the Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco and California Bicycle Coalitions. We know, understand, and will fight for the rights of bicyclists in San Francisco and throughout California.

What Our San Francisco Bicycle Accident Law Firm Stands For

A large part of our San Francisco bicycle accident law firm is devoted to representing people injured while engaged in travelling other than in cars,  including cyclists, pedestrians and MUNI passengers. We support alternative ways to commute, because of the many benefits to the environment, as well as to the health of the traveler, and also because one less car decreases traffic and parking congestion. We also advocate changes to legal regulations to make the roads safer for all users, not just trucks and buses and cars.

Because both CCW partners are avid cyclists, we attract many clients who have the same hobbies and interests, and we have handled hundreds of bicycle collision cases, many all the way through trial. We find people are much more comfortable consulting with an attorney who understands where they’re coming from, and who also have a passion for bicycling. Our lifelong joy of cycling also gives us a better understanding of the dynamics of bicycle collisions and a clear advantage over the opposition, who usually does not ride or understand how bikes work.

Our California bicycle accident attorneys know how to handle any claim for a bike accident injury to the benefit of the cyclist who has suffered:

Preserving Evidence after a Bicycle Accident in San Francisco

After you contact the police and file an official report, contact the San Francisco bicycle accident lawyers at Choulos, Choulos & Wyle. We know how to properly preserve evidence after a bicycle accident in San Francisco so that it will admissible and helpful in court if you ever need it. Often times, the driver of the motor vehicle is at fault, and it’s crucial to take the following steps immediately after the bicycle accident to retain important pieces of information:

  • Photograph the accident scene, environment, and your injuries.
  • Scan the area carefully and make note of any special or unusual road conditions.
  • Document down the damage to your bicycle, accessories, and yourself.
  • Determine if there are any witnesses or video cameras that might help demonstrate how the accident happened.

If your injuries are severe, have a family member or good friend help you to preserve the evidence, particularly the roadway evidence which is likely to disappear very quickly. By remaining calm and following these steps, you can help us to preserve the evidence needed to help ensure you receive the fullest compensation available. If you retain our firm, we also will send investigators to the scene to document all of the important evidence and to get copies of any pertinent video evidence and to get statements from any and all witnesses.

Zealous & Experienced Bicycle Accident Attorneys in San Francisco

As experienced bicycle accident attorneys in San Francisco, we have witnessed the tragic results, including cyclist fatality, when automobile drivers or truck drivers or bus drivers have failed to respect the bicyclists’ right to Share the Road. We are prepared to advocate vigorously through bicycle accident lawsuits for the right to compensation for bicyclists who have been harmed by the unreasonable conduct of others.

Many of our clients have recovered substantial settlements and verdicts after suffering catastrophic injury such brain damage or spinal cord injury. We also represent mountain bike riders whose bicycles have failed due to a defective part, and we represent families of riders who have been killed in hit and run cyclist/car collisions due to driver negligence and we represent bicycle riders who have suffered serious injuries because of dangerous roadways.

Uncovering the Causes of a San Francisco Bicycle Accident

There are actually many factors that can cause a San Francisco bicycle accident and police reports often oversimplify the cause of a bicycle crash. Our team will conduct a thorough investigation to get all factors that have caused or contributed to a bike 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 components and products. In our years of experience, we’ve seen bad pavement maintenance, inadequate signs and warnings along roadsides, ineffective guardrails and even defective traffic lights create a trap for even the most careful of riders.

Contact Our San Francisco Bicycle Accident Lawyer Team Today

We take pride in our track record as attorneys who expose driver negligence and dangerous road conditions and the defective products 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 pain and suffering and other damages.

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SUCCESSFUL CASE RESULTS

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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