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San Francisco Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Aggressively protecting the rights of injured bicyclists in the Bay Area

It is an unfortunate reality that many car, truck and bus drivers fail to look out for bicycles on our Bay Area streets. Even on roads with clearly marked bike routes, drivers of motor vehicles often overlook the presence of bicycles, causing serious accidents and injuries to bike riders.

At the Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel in San Francisco, our bike accident attorneys strive to make the streets safe for bicyclists by holding negligent drivers responsible for the accidents and injuries they cause. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys diligently and aggressively protect the rights of injured bicycle riders to compensation for injuries and other harm.

Serious bike accidents in San Francisco

Any collision between a vehicle and a bicycle, even a low-speed accident, may result in serious injuries. Because of the unprotected nature of bicycles, even relatively minor bike accidents, such as being rear-ended or sideswiped, may result in head trauma, broken bones or spinal injury — or may even result in death. According to the California Highway Patrol, in 2010 there were nearly 15,600 bicycle accidents resulting in injuries, more than 110 of which resulted in death.

Our highly experienced injury lawyers understand how overwhelming a bicycle accident can be for injured victims and surviving family members. We work hard to make this difficult situation easier and get the maximum compensation for clients who are injured. We understand the types of driver negligence that cause serious injuries to bicyclists, including:

  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to stop
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Sudden lane changes
  • Failure to use turn signals
  • Turning into oncoming cyclists
  • Opening car doors into cyclists
  • Striking cyclists while turning in or out of driveways
  • Sideswiping bicyclists
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Distracted driving or using a cell phone while driving

Protecting the rights of bicyclists in the Bay Area

Our experienced Bay area personal injury attorneys protect the rights and interests of any type of rider injured in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of:

  • Bike messengers
  • Couriers
  • Bicycle commuters
  • Recreational riders
  • Bike racers
  • Cyclists

Bicycles are the chosen method of transportation for many businesses and employees in the Bay Area, including couriers in San Francisco. If an employee rides a bicycle for work and is injured on the job, he or she may be entitled to workers compensation or may bring a personal injury claim against a negligent third party. Our lawyers have significant experience in these matters and can help you analyze the facts of your case to determine your best option for recovery.

Contact a seasoned accident attorney in San Francisco

If you were injured in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of others, the lawyers of the Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel are dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you need. To learn more about your rights to compensation, contact us online or call us at 415.626.5400 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Law Office of Michael & Michelle Mandel
1438 Market Street
San Francisco, California, 94102 USA
415.626.5400