San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorney

Skilled Bicycle Accident Lawyers Serving Clients in San Francisco

Bicyclists often face severe injuries and fatalities in accidents involving motor vehicles, which are usually the fault of the drivers. According to the NHTSA, 966 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents in the United States in 2021, with about 130,000 injured on the roads. Our San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorney has seen too often how drivers frequently fail to pay adequate attention to their surroundings, do not respect the rights of cyclists, and often overlook cyclists when making maneuvers that can endanger their lives. Common incidents include:

  • motorists not checking blind spots before changing lanes
  • making right turns directly in front of bicyclists
  • sideswiping cyclists on the shoulder
  • opening doors in front of them
  • driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • failing to stop at stop signs
  • pulling out from driveways or side streets without looking.

Many drivers are unaware of California laws that protect bicyclists, giving them the same rights to use the streets as motorists.

How Our Firm Represents Clients

Our firm is highly recommended by Bay Area bicyclists and bicycling organizations, clubs, racing teams, and other lawyers. With over 25 years of experience and the highest ratings, our senior attorney is available to discuss your case by phone day and evening, seven days a week. We lead in client satisfaction, having helped hundreds of cyclists. As major supporters of bicycle coalitions and advocacy organizations, we are also educators, lecturers, and writers on bicycle law and safety. Previously, our lead attorney was a partner at one of the top 10 law firms in the United States. We settle cases in less than one-third of the industry standard time and are experienced cyclists familiar with Bay Area roads.

Our San Francisco personal injury lawyers specialize in representing bicyclists injured on San Francisco Bay Area roads. We are well-versed in the California Vehicle Code and local traffic laws and pursue compensation for injuries caused by negligent motorists. Our firm proudly supports and sponsors several local bicycle coalitions, and our members have been riding Bay Area roads since 1980.

Your Case is Important to us!

We hire top accident reconstruction experts to prove fault, utilize specialized medical experts to support your injury claims, and work swiftly to obtain maximum compensation. We interview witnesses and thoroughly investigate every case, even biking and driving the same section of road to strengthen our advocacy.

When to Consult a Bicycle Accident Lawyer

It is crucial to consult a qualified bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible following an injury accident. Delaying can result in lost evidence, disappearing witnesses, and potential exploitation by the other party’s insurance company. Once we take on your case, we begin a thorough investigation and take swift action to secure and protect relevant evidence.

Types of Compensation Recoverable in a Bicycle Accident Claim

The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose is proficient in obtaining compensation and accountability for clients. Damages may include past and future medical and rehabilitation costs, lost earnings and earning potential, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, loss of financial support, property damage, incidental expenses, and punitive damages. Even in hit-and-run accidents, if the bicyclist is covered by an uninsured motorist policy, damages may be recovered. Our San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorney works relentlessly to secure the financial compensation you deserve, making the legal process as simple and painless as possible so you can focus on recovery.

Why You Need a Bicycle Accident Attorney

Attempting to resolve a claim without a qualified attorney is not advisable. Insurance companies aim to pay as little as possible and often take advantage of unrepresented victims. Until you hire a personal injury attorney, insurance companies know you are not prepared to go to court. They may offer a low settlement after pretending to fairly compensate you. Avoid this by contacting a qualified bicycle accident attorney. Do not allow the insurance company to record your statements or have you sign any papers; leave all communications to an experienced attorney.

Choose Our San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorney To Defend You

When you contact the Law Office of Daniel H. Rose for a free consultation, there is no obligation to hire us. You will meet with an attorney who will discuss the accident, your injuries, your legal rights, how your case would be handled, medical and insurance issues, the litigation process, and other related matters. All your questions will be answered, and if we do not accept your case, our San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorney will provide contact information for other attorneys.

We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we collect money for you by verdict or settlement. Our firm is experienced, reputable, accomplished, and committed to client satisfaction.

Additional Resources

The videos “Ride Right,” produced by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition, and “Riders In The Storm,” produced by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, provide tips for safe riding and are presented 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 also a resource for statewide bicycle safety information and advocacy.