Cycling in San Francisco is encouraged by city leaders and residents, as the use of bikes as transportation helps to reduce traffic congestion in and around the city. In the Bay Area, shared-use bike paths and protected bike lanes have been built to allow cyclists to ride more easily with less risk.
Despite these efforts, there were 574 bicycle collisions and four related deaths in 2018 in the Bay Area, according the UC Berkeley’s data. The city continues to recognize significant bike accidents and fatalities.
Avrek Law Firm’s qualified bicycle accident lawyers in San Francisco have the expertise and track record of success needed to fight for victims’ rights in a local bicycle accident and to get the maximum amount of compensation for any injuries and damages.
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Common Causes of San Francisco Bike Accidents
Bicycle accidents are much more dangerous than car accidents, simply because a cyclist is much less protected than a motorist. Cyclists don’t generally walk away from a bike accident without some type of injury. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents in San Francisco include:
- Driving in low visibility
- Failure to obey traffic signs and laws
- Cyclist visibility
- Distracted driving or cycling
- Open door striking a moving cyclist
Bike accidents involve the negligence of the cyclist or the negligence of the motorist, so it’s important to contact a skilled bicycle accident lawyer to discuss your case details and determine fault.
Know Your Bicycle Accident Rights
Did you know that cyclists have the same rights as 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.
Poised to work with victims throughout their claims, Avrek Law Firm’s bicycle accident attorneys in San Francisco have more than 30 years of combined experience successfully resolving bicycle accident injury cases and securing compensation for victims’ damages and injuries. We proudly serve San Francisco and the surrounding areas, including Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento. For a free case consultation, call our office or complete the online form so we can discuss the resolution of your case.