Riding a bike is a great way to save on gas, get exercise, and enjoy the fresh air of San Francisco. But bike riders are also at increased risk of a serious accident. Talking to a dedicated personal injury lawyer may be required if you or someone you know is critically injured in a wreck.
Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and pedestrian accidents are all too common in San Francisco, affecting visitors and residents alike. Although in the pandemic, the number of people traveling on bikes or in vehicles overall decreased and therefore the number of accidents decreased, the possibility of serious injuries still remains.
In fact, according to transportation data, fatal bike accident cases that occur on the streets of San Francisco have stayed steady over the previous five years. There are six California cities that are considered some of the most dangerous cities for biking in the United States. Sacramento, Santa Ana, Modesto, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, and others were mentioned, and Stockton was considered the most dangerous city for bike riders in the entire country.
Thursdays and Fridays are the days most likely for bicycle accidents to happen. 6pm to 10pm and 10am to 2pm are hazardous periods, but most accidents occurred between the hours of 2pm and 6pm during afternoon rush hour. If you or someone you know was seriously injured in a bike accident because of another person’s negligence, you may need a personal injury lawyer to help you put together your case and to file a legal claim. A bike accident lawyer will help you gather evidence and submit your claim if you’ve been critically injured.