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San Francisco SF MUNI vs Bicycle

Bicyclists in and around San Francisco know that they must operate carefully to avoid collisions. However, there are often times when cyclists are injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a San Francisco MUNI operator. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, our San Francisco bicycle accident lawyers are here to help if you or somebody you care about has been injured in a bicycle versus MUNI accident. Let us investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve.

Choulos, Choulos & Wyle Is Your Best Choice

After a bicycle accident involving any municipal vehicle, you need an attorney with extensive experience in these cases. Choulos, Choulos & Wyle is here for you.

  • We have one of two decades of experience assisting those who have sustained serious injuries in bicycle accidents, including incidents caused by governmental employee negligence.
  • As avid riders and cyclists, we are committed to each bicycle accident case we take. You can count on our undivided help and attention.
  • We take bicycle accident cases in San Francisco on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay legal fees until after we secure the compensation you deserve.

What Will An Attorney Do To Help?

For cases involving San Francisco MUNI vehicles, you are going to need an attorney with the resources and experience to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. Governmental entities have insurance carriers and legal teams on their side, so you need an advocate as well. Your San Francisco bicycle accident lawyer will have the ability to:

  • Obtain all evidence from the incident in order to prove liability.
  • Ensure you are treated by a trusted medical professional who can assess the full extent of your injuries and losses.
  • Negotiate with all parties involved to obtain a fair settlement.

Considerations In A SF MUNI Crash

The San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) has a daily ridership of more than 700,000 people. This public transit system serves the city and county of San Francisco. The total transit system consists of buses, trolleys, light rails, streetcars, and cable cars. While MUNI operators are generally competent, there are times when they make mistakes and cause harm to bicyclists.

When a MUNI vehicle collides with a bicycle, the cyclist often sustains serious injuries because these vehicles are usually much larger and weigh much more than traditional vehicles on the roadway. Some of the most common injuries a cyclist will sustain in an incident versus a MUNI vehicle include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken and dislocated bones, internal injuries, and more.

However, because MUNI is operated by a municipal agency, it is often harder to hold negligent parties accountable. In these cases, even the statute of limitations to file a claim is shorter – six months as opposed to two years.

How Much Compensation Is Available For These Cases?

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident that involved SF MUNI vehicle, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Choulos, Choulos & Wyle, we know the amount of compensation available in these cases vary depending on the specific factors of each accident. However, our attorneys regularly help clients secure the following:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the bicycle crash
  • Compensation for any lost wages
  • Coverage for any necessary physical therapy or rehabilitation
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages

If you need a San Francisco bicycle accident attorney after an incident with a SF MUNI vehicle, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here, calling us at (415) 432-7290 or (877) 702-7800.

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