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Bicycle Accidents

Representation for Bike Crash Victims

In the past decade, there have been more than 30,000 collisions between bicycles and cars in the Bay Area, according to studies tracked by the California Highway Patrol. Most of these injured cyclists were fortunate enough to escape with only cuts, bruises, bent wheels, and damaged bike frames, but nearly 2,000 of those bike accidents resulted in death or serious injury. If you or your child or family member was injured on a bicycle because of a driver’s negligence, contact the law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos in San Mateo, California by calling (650) 345-8484 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 of a bicyclist colliding with a comparatively much bigger and dangerous automobile. We accept cases throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

Bicycle Accident Injuries

Our lawyers have recovered substantial settlements for wrongful death and catastrophic injury such as paralysis, loss of limb, 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 even seemingly minor bicycle versus automobile accidents.

Let us determine if you have a case. More and more individuals are choosing to travel our Bay Area roadways by bicycle, whether as commuters or as recreational enthusiasts, and accidents unfortunately continue to occur. Our San Mateo bicycle 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 resulting from a bicycle collision. Call (650) 345-8484 or email us today for immediate assistance.

Proving Fault in Bike Accidents

Designated bicycle paths and lanes give you, the bicyclist, a right to share the road with vehicles, but these appointed lanes do not guarantee that drivers will see you. The attorneys at Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos have recovered damages for cyclists who were rear-ended, sideswiped, struck at intersections or run over while riding on Bay Area roadways by inattentive, preoccupied or aggressive drivers. Unfortunately, there is an underlying community bias against bicyclists sharing our highways, city streets, and rural lanes and, as a result, police reports and/or witnesses often blame or identify the wrong person (the bicyclist) as being at fault.

The bicycle accident lawyers at our San Mateo firm 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, took no evasive action, or that the bike rider simply 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, or not wearing a helmet. These factors can reduce your compensation, but they do not determine that you have no case. Our experienced attorneys will work hard on your behalf to obtain the best possible result for you after you have been injured as a bicyclist, even if you were partly responsible for the collision.

Contact a Bicycle Accident Attorney in San Mateo Today!

Call us at (650) 345-8484 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We take no attorney fees unless we recover compensation from the other driver or from your own auto insurance carrier. We have also sued municipal bodies for dangerous road conditions or traffic signs, and bike manufacturers for mechanical or design defects contributing to injuries.

Client Reviews
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I retained Ilya Frangos of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos on a business litigation matter involving a frivolous lawsuit filed in federal court. Ilya guided me through the case and helped make sure that I understood the process… He always took the time to answer all my questions and helped put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend him and this firm! Agatha
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I called Mr Frye after my wife had passed away… John listened to my case over the phone, after aggreeing to represent me, handled everything from there… I have already recommended Mr Frye to a friend for help with a similiar case and would without reserve recommend him to anybody. He came highly recommended as an expert in these type cases, and I believe he demonstrated this personally. Jerry
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Chantel Fitting is as good as it gets. If you have been injured, need help and cant get what you know you deserve from one of the big insurance companies, then you have got to call Chantel. She will fight for you like it was her that was hurt… She cares. Call her. You wont be sorry you did. Cindy C.
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A great experience. Excellent law firm which treats their client's with the utmost respect. Very knowledgeable and made me fell extremely secure when handling my personal injury claim. Would highly recommend Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to handle your next case. Lisa D.
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I was fortunate enough to have been represented and retained by this law firm for my injuries sustained by an under insured motorist. I must say Chantel Fitting and Illya Frangos went above and beyond trying to resolve my case… I would highly recommend this law firm and stop shopping around if you are looking for the best, as this is as good as it gets. Joanna K.