San Francisco Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Law firm representing bicycle accident victims in San Francisco

San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Consult A Bicycle Accident Lawyer With A Record of Success

Bicycle riders suffer a staggering number of serious injuries and fatalities in accidents involving motor vehicles, and those accidents are usually the fault of the motor vehicle drivers. In 2021, according to the NHTSA, 966 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents in the United States and about 130,ooo are injured on the roads. As bike riders know, drivers of cars and trucks usually do not pay adequate attention to their surroundings, do not respect the rights of cyclists, and do not look for cyclists before making moves that can endanger their lives. All too often, bike riders are injured or killed by motorists who fail to check their blind spot before changing lanes, make right turns directly in front of oncoming bicyclists, sideswipe them traveling on the shoulder, open doors in front of them, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fail to stop at stop signs, pull out from driveways or side streets without looking, or otherwise proceed in a manner which risks the lives of cyclists. Most motorists are in fact ignorant of the California laws which protect bicyclists and give them the same rights to use the streets as motorists.

Our Firm is…

  • Most recommended by Bay Area bicyclists and bicycling organizations, clubs, racing teams, and other lawyers.
  • 25+ years experience, highest rated.
  • Senior attorney available to discuss your case by phone day and evening 7 days a week.
  • Leader in client satisfaction, hundreds of cyclists helped.
  • Major supporter of bicycle coalitions and advocacy organizations.
  • Bicycle law and safety educator, lecturer and writer.
  • Former partner in one of top 10 law firms in the United States.
  • We settle cases in less than one-third the time compared to industry standard.
  • Experienced cyclists who have been riding Bay Area roads for decades.

The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose is a bicycle accident law firm with decades of experience representing bicyclists injured on San Francisco Bay Area roads in personal injury and wrongful death claims. We know the California Vehicle Code and local traffic laws and pursue compensation for injuries suffered as the result of negligent motorists. Our firm is a proud supporter and sponsor of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC), Bike East Bay, the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC), the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, the California Bicycle Coalition, the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition and the Napa County Bicycle Coalition (NCBC). Our members have been bicycling Bay Area roads since 1980.

When handling your case, we will hire the best available accident reconstruction experts to prove that the motorist or other culpable party is at fault, utilize specialized medical experts to support your claim for the full extent of your injuries, and will work expeditiously to obtain the maximum compensation allowed by law. We will interview every individual who witnessed the incident and thoroughly investigate every case. We will also bike and drive the same section of road ourselves to further strengthen our ability to vigorously advocate on your behalf.

At what point should you consult a bike accident lawyer?

Following an injury accident, it is very important to consult with a qualified bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible. If you let too much time go by before consulting a lawyer, valuable evidence may be lost, witnesses may disappear, and the other party’s insurance company may take advantage of you. As soon as we take on your bicycle accident injury case, we begin a full and thorough investigation and take swift action to secure and protect relevant evidence.

What types of compensation are recoverable in a bicycle accident claim?

The Law Office Of Daniel H. Rose is a proficient and experienced personal injury law firm with a long history of obtaining for clients the compensation and accountability they deserve. An individual who injures a cyclist may be held liable for a wide variety of damages, including past and future medical and rehabilitation costs, lost earnings and earning potential, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, loss of parental or spousal financial support, loss of spousal relations, property damage, incidental expenses, and many other types of physical, economic, and sometimes even punitive damages that result from the accident. Damages may be recovered even when the identity of the driver is unknown, such as in a hit and run accident, if the bicyclist is covered by a motor vehicle insurance policy containing uninsured motorist coverage. We will work relentlessly to obtain the financial compensation you deserve, to make the legal process as simple and painless as possible, and do our utmost to take pressure off you and your family, so that you may concentrate on recovering.

Why you need a bike accident attorney

Some people who have been injured in accidents believe that they can handle resolving their claim without hiring a qualified bicycle accident lawyer, and they attempt to work out a settlement directly with insurance companies. This is not advisable. Insurance companies are in the business of making money by collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible for claims. If a victim is not represented by a qualified bike accident attorney, an insurance company will almost always try to settle the claim to the insurance company’s advantage.

Until an injured person hires a personal injury attorney, the insurance company knows that the injured person is not prepared to take the case to court. When dealing with accident victims, insurance companies usually pretend at the outset that they want to fairly compensate the victim, but then take advantage of them by taking a recorded statement from the victim, have them examined by their doctors, and otherwise build their case against them, and end up offering an unfairly low settlement amount. Avoid letting this happen to you by contacting a bicycle accident attorney at a qualified personal injury law firm. If you do talk to the insurance company, do not allow yourself to be recorded and do not sign any papers. It is best to leave all communications and dealings to an experienced bicycle injury lawyer.

What Can I Expect When I Call For My Free Consultation and Case Evaluation?

After contacting the Law Office of Daniel H. Rose and receiving your free attorney conference and evaluation of your bicycle personal injury or wrongful death case, you have no obligation to hire us. You will meet with a bicycle attorney who will discuss with you the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident, your injuries or the death of your loved one, your legal rights, how your case would be handled if you choose to become a client, medical and insurance related issues, the litigation process, and a variety of other related matters.  All your questions will be answered and if we do not accept your case you will be provided with contact information for consideration of your matter by other attorneys.

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay nothing unless and until we collect money for you by verdict or settlement.

Experienced, Reputable, Accomplished, Committed.

Learn more about Daniel Rose’s experience, reputation, commitment to clients, handling of cases, background and additional biographical information.

Below, the video Ride Right, produced by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, demonstrates safe riding techniques for suburban, rural, and semi-rural roads like those found in Marin County, the Peninsula, East Bay Counties, and Napa and Sonoma Counties. The video entitled Riders In The Storm, produced by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, provides tips for night-time and wet weather riding in San Francisco and other Bay Area cities. These videos are presented here as a public service by our bicycle lawyers serving San Francisco, East Bay, Silicon Valley, Marin, the Peninsula, and Sonoma and Napa Counties. The California Bicycle Coalition is an additional resource for state-wide bicycle safety information and advocacy.