In the past decade, there have been more than 30,000 collisions between bicycles and cars in the Bay Area, according to the California Highway Patrol. Most cyclists escape with cuts, bruises and bent wheels, but nearly 2,000 of those bike accidents resulted in death or serious injury.
Bicycle Accident Attorneys in San Mateo
If you or your child was injured on a bike because of a driver's negligence, contact the law firm of Galine, Frye & Fitting in San Mateo, California by calling 650.425.3267 or contact us online to discuss your case with an experienced San Mateo bicycle accident attorney for a free case evaluation. We have experience in investigating these accidents and recovering damages for the devastating aftermath, and take cases throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Our bicycle accident lawyers in San Mateo have recovered substantial settlements for wrongful death and catastrophic injury such as paralysis or brain damage. But no bike accident injury is minor. Broken bones may not heal correctly. A deep cut or road rash may lead to nerve damage or life-threatening infection. There may be ligament damage or chronic pain months after the accident.
Let us determine if you have a case. Our San Mateo bike accident lawyers will help you get your injuries properly diagnosed and aggressively pursue all compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, lost abilities and pain and suffering. Call 650.425.3267 or email us today for immediate assistance.
Proving Fault in Bike Accidents
Designated bicycle paths and lanes give you a right to share the road, but it doesn't guarantee that drivers will see you. The bicycle accident attorneys of Galine, Frye & Fitting has recovered damages for cyclists who were rear-ended, sideswiped, struck at intersections or run over while riding on a side street by inattentive, preoccupied or aggressive drivers. Yet police reports or witnesses often blame the wrong person.
Our lawyers challenge the defense arguments that the cyclist was at fault. Our experts analyze skid marks (or lack thereof), impact dents and the nature of injuries to illustrate the driver's speed and actions. We also use human factors experts to show that the driver failed to yield the right of way or took no evasive action, or that the bike rider had no reasonable reaction time to avoid a collision.
An insurance company (or jury) may determine that you are partly at fault for your bike accident injuries — failing to stop at an intersection, riding with headphones, not wearing a helmet. This can reduce your compensation but does not mean you have no case.
Contact a San Mateo Bicycle Accident Attorney Today!
Call us at 650.425.3267 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We take no attorney fees unless we recover compensation from the other driver or your own auto insurance carrier. Our San Mateo bicycle accident lawyers have also sued municipal bodies for dangerous road conditions or traffic signs, and bike manufacturers for defects contributing to injuries.