Cycling in and around Oakland is an upward trend, and city leaders often encourage people to utilize bicycles as an alternate form of transportation to reduce traffic congestion. In the Bay Area, city planners have built more shared-use bike paths and protected bike lanes to allow cyclists to transport more easily with less risk.
Despite these efforts in Alameda County, Oakland and the Bay Area still recognize significant bicycle accidents and fatalities. According to UC Berkeley’s data, there were 574 bicycle collisions and four related deaths in 2018.
Avrek Law Firm’s qualified bicycle accident attorneys in Oakland have the expertise and track record of success needed to fight for victims’ rights in a bicycle accident and to get the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries and damages.
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Common Causes of Oakland Bike Accidents
Compared to other traffic collisions, bicycle accidents are much more dangerous. Since they are much less protected that motorists, cyclists don’t generally walk away without some type of injury. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents in Oakland, as well as the rest of California, include:
- Failure to follow traffic signs and laws
- Driving in low visibility
- Cyclist visibility
- Open door striking a moving cyclist
- Distracted driving or riding
Every accident involves either the negligence of the cyclist or the negligence of the driver, so if you have been involved in an accident involving these, it is in your best interest to contact a knowledgeable bicycle accident lawyer to discuss the details of your case.
Know Your Rights
Cyclists have the same amount of rights as other motorists on the road. If the negligence of another cyclist or driver caused injury or damages to you in a bicycle accident, you may be able to received compensation for any medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Working with victims step-by-step through a claim, Avrek Law Firm’s bicycle accident lawyers in Oakland have more than 30 years of combined experience successfully resolving bicycle accident injury cases. We proudly serve Oakland and the surrounding areas, including San Francisco. For a free case consultation, call our office or complete the online form so we can discuss the next steps to take in your case.