There are many bicyclists in San Francisco. Whether a bicyclist is out for some recreational riding or whether the bicycle is a person’s main method of transportation, riders should never have to worry about being harmed due to a dangerous roadway condition. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, our San Francisco dangerous roadway attorneys are ready to help if you or a loved one have been injured.
After sustaining a bicycle injury caused by a dangerous roadway condition, you need to seek assistance from an attorney with extensive experience handling these cases. Choulos, Choulos & Wyle is here to help.
A bicycle accident caused by dangerous roadway conditions is likely going to require extensive investigation in order to prove liability. While most bicycle accident victims will not have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation, an experienced bicycle accident attorney will have the ability to do so. In these cases, it may be necessary to work with roadway and intersection design experts to determine whether or not a bicycle accident was caused by dangerous conditions. It may also be necessary to employ accident reconstruction experts to prove what happened in the incident.
According to data from the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were more than 11,300 bicycle accident injuries and 155 bicycle accident fatalities during the latest reporting year across the state. In many cases, these incidents were caused by the negligence of other drivers. However, there are times when crashes are caused but dangerous roadway conditions.
Some of the most common causes of dangerous roadway bicycle accidents include:
Unfortunately, bicyclists are more likely to sustain serious injuries in crashes caused by dangerous roadway conditions than those inside traditional passenger vehicles. Even when a bicyclist is wearing a helmet, they still have little protection if their bodies are slammed onto the roadway or into other objects.
If somebody you love has been injured in a bicycle accident caused by a dangerous roadway condition, seek legal assistance immediately. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, we want you to know that there may be various types of compensation available for your case. This could include:
Please understand that these cases usually involve going up against governmental agencies (state, county, municipal). This means that the time limit to file a claim could be as little as six months after the incident took place. Please act quickly to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your claim. When you need a San Francisco dangerous roadway attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at (415) 432-7290 or (877) 702-7800.