We Win Cases
Riding a bike is good exercise, good for the environment, and frankly, a ton of fun. Two of our attorneys, Kevin Morrison and Joshua White, are avid cyclists themselves. They love to ride. And they take a great deal of personal satisfaction helping cyclists who have been injured by the carelessness of another obtain the medical treatment and compensation they deserve for their injuries. The firm recently obtained a settlement of $1,100,000 for two adult children whose father was struck and killed by an SUV while riding his bicycle. In addition, we obtained a $325,000 settlement for a graduate student who was riding her bike when a pizza delivery car turned in front of her.
Cyclists frequently crash and are injured because of:
- Negligent and careless drivers
- Gravel, sand, or other debris in the roadway
- Road construction
- Potholes and defects in pavement and sidewalks
- Rim, tire, chain and other equipment defects and failures
- Defects in protective gear
Injuries to bicyclists can be quite severe, including head trauma, spinal trauma, broken and/or fractured bones, severe lacerations, disfigurement, concussion and paralysis. Many of these injuries require complicated and ongoing medical care, which can be extremely expensive. The cost of such care can prove financially devastating for the injured cyclist and his or her family.
Our San Francisco bike accident attorneys can obtain compensation to cover medical expenses, prescription medications, future medical care, lost wages and diminished quality of life.
Claims can be made against the vehicle’s driver, the driver’s insurance company and even third parties whose negligence may have contributed to the accident. If the cyclist was killed, his or family can file a claim for wrongful death.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, there are steps you can take after the accident to help maximize your chances of receiving compensation, including:
- Contacting the police immediately
- Insisting the responding officer files an accident report. If the officer won’t file a report, do so yourself as soon as possible
- Obtaining medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible
- Trying to get as much information as possible about the driver who injured you. You want the driver’s name, phone number, address, vehicle information and insurance company information
- Trying to obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses
- Taking pictures of your injuries, the accident scene, and damage to your bike, as well as damage to the vehicle that hit you
Finally, you should contact the San Francisco bicycle accident lawyers at Jones Clifford, LLP as soon as possible. Our firm has been helping injury victims get the compensation they deserve for more than 50 years. Your consultation is free and you won’t be charged a penny unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.