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​How Many Bicycle Accidents Occur Each Year?

Though many bicycle accidents in California go unreported, the state keeps track of fatal bicycle accidents-and the news isn’t great. California was second in the nation in a recent year with 133 bicyclist deaths. Only Florida had more. Though California does have the most significant population of all the states, 133 bicyclist deaths per year is an alarming statistic. The figure indicates a widespread lack of regard for bicyclists’ safety. Why Do Bicycle Accidents Happen in California? Bicycle accidents happen for various reasons, many of which relate to motorists. Motorists can endanger bicyclists and cause bicycle accidents by: Driving while...

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Another Northern California Bicyclist Has Died in a Crash With a Vehicle

Here in San Mateo and throughout the Bay Area, the roadways are dangerous places for bicyclists. Statewide, the number of bicyclists killed on the road during the period of 2016-18 was the highest it had been in 25 years. Each year, more than 1,300 bicycle accidents occur in San Mateo County, with locations in Menlo Park, Redwood City, and Burlingame serving as particular "hot spots" of danger. Many times, these accidents inflict serious, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries on the bicyclist involved. If that's happened to you or a loved one, get in touch with a knowledgeable San Mateo bicycle...

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A Fatal Accident Leaves a Bay Area Bicyclist Dead and Spawns Litigation Over an Allegedly Unsafe Roundabout Intersection

Bicyclists face a wide array of dangers on the road, including speeding drivers, inattentive drivers, and impaired drivers. Another thing that bicyclists shouldn't -- but sometimes do -- have to deal with is roadways whose construction places bicyclists like them at enhanced risk of harm. Whether your bicycle accident was the result of a negligent driver, an unsafely constructed roadway, or both, you may be able to recover substantial compensation through legal action. Get in touch with a knowledgeable San Mateo bicycle accident lawyer right away to discuss your legal options. An example of a bicycle accident allegedly caused by...

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San Francisco Bicycle Accidents: The Causes and the Consequences

[vc_row el_class="child__page"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Bay Area is well known for its avid cyclists, but is also infamous for the degree of danger that its bicyclists face. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), California is the second-most-dangerous state for bicycle riders, with 109 fatalities in the state during 2008. The NHTSA’s data reveals that nearly 70 percent of all pedal cyclist deaths occur in urban areas. Also, 64 percent of the fatal cycling accidents happen in traffic intersections. San Francisco riders face especially serious threats, as cars, taxis, trucks, SUVs, buses, fellow cyclists and the Muni are frequently the cause...

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A Terrible Accident Kills an NFL Coach Who Was Bicycling Just a Few Miles from His Bay Area Home

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control compiled statistics and reported that bicyclists face a higher risk of injury or death than vehicle drivers and passengers do. Common sense tells us that, too, as bicyclists, because they do not have the protection afforded by a car, truck, or van, inherently are exposed to greater dangers on the road. That also means that the harm they suffer in an accident is often greater, as well. If you've been hurt (or a loved one killed) aboard a bicycle, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with an experienced San Mateo bicycle...

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How to Tackle Your California Bicycle Accident When the Driver Who Hit You Also Fled the Scene

Any time you're harmed due to the negligence of someone else on the road, there is stress. That stress, for many people, is amplified several times over when the person responsible was a hit-and-run driver. Fortunately, there are legal options to protect injured people, included people injured by hit-and-run drivers. With the aid of a knowledgeable San Mateo bicycle accident lawyer, you can still begin pursuing the compensation you deserve, even if you don't know the identity of the person who hit you. R.H. was a Bay Area person whose life was prematurely ended in a hit-and-run accident in Hayward...

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The Dangers Bicyclists Face Every Day Traveling Along San Mateo County’s Streets and Roadways

Statistics show that, on average, more than 3,000 crashes occur every year in the Bay Area that involved a car and a bicycle. Too many times, those accidents were the result of a vehicle driver who was going too fast, not sufficiently attentive, or otherwise negligent in the driving of their vehicle. When that happens, you may be entitled to recover significant compensation, so you should waste no time in reaching out to an experienced San Mateo bicycle accident lawyer to find out more about the case you have. Even more locally, a recent study looked at just San Mateo...

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A Former NBA Center’s Catastrophic Accident Shines a Light on Bicycle Safety Across the Country, Including California

Statistics show that, in 2018, more than 850 people riding bicycles were killed in collisions with motor vehicles, a figure higher than any year in the previous 10 years. In 2015, there were more than 460,000 bicycle-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Clearly, the danger bicyclists face on the road is a problem that is trending in the wrong direction. When you are hurt because a car, truck, or SUV hit your bicycle, you are almost certain to be the one who bears the brunt of the harm. As your injuries may likely be very substantial, getting everything...

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How a Southern California Mother Managed to Revive Her Case Against a Local Government Following Her Son’s Fatal Bicycle Accident

We write frequently in this blog about identifying all of the people and/or entities who are potentially liable to you in a personal injury lawsuit. It’s hard to overstate just how important this can be, especially if you’ve suffered extensive harm. If you have suffered millions of dollars in damages, then you need to get more than just a few thousand dollars. However, a few thousand dollars may be all you get if you’re proceeding only against a driver with very few assets and a minimum-coverage auto insurance policy. That’s where a skilled San Mateo injury attorney helps, as wecan...

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Two California Bicyclists Suffer Serious Injuries in an Accident Where Distracted Driving May Have Been a Factor

California’s Office of Traffic Safety’s website says that, in 2017, 3,166 people lost their lives around the country due to distracted driving accidents. That figure represented nearly 10% of all traffic fatalities. These numbers provide a clear and stark reminder of how dangerous it is when a driver drives without his/her eyes, hands and mindfully focused on the task of driving. If you’re injured in a distracted driving accident, you should act promptly to get in touch with a knowledgeable San Mateo injury attorney to discover and pursue your legal options. Back in October, this blog covered an accident in...

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