Berkeley Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Serving Bicycle Accident Victims in Berkeley California
The experienced Berkeley Bicycle Accident Attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP regularly represent cyclists and scooter riders who have been hit by cars, trucks or motorcycles. We are avid bike riders ourselves, so we understand the unique challenges of cycling and how to investigate bicycle accidents.
The unprotected nature of bicycles makes riders especially susceptible to accidents resulting in serious injuries and wrongful death, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. After a bike accident, the police report is often incomplete, and sometimes incorrectly blames the bicyclist for the collision. By performing a thorough investigation, our attorneys uncover the real causes of the accident so you get the recovery you deserve.
Motorist Errors Cause Bicycle Accidents
Negligent drivers cause many bicycle accidents. The negligence can include failing to yield, misjudging the distance between the car and the bicycle, failing to signal before changing lanes, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Although motorists often blame the cyclist, our investigation will reveal the actual cause or causes of the accident. For more information on bike accidents in the Berkeley, visit our page on frequently asked questions about bicycle accidents.
Dangerous road conditions threaten cyclists
Dangerous road conditions such as potholes, oil spills, poorly maintained roads, and inadequate or obstructed signage pose a greater danger to bikes than other vehicles. Even if the police report fails to mention any dangerous road conditions, we will investigate the scene to uncover anything that might have contributed to the accident.
Defective parts often cause wrecks
Our Berkeley bike accident lawyers know from experience that defective parts, such as a gear, brake or wheel, cause bicycle accidents. After an accident, it is important to keep as many of the parts of the bicycle as possible. Because we are cyclists ourselves and understand how bikes are engineered, we can inspect parts and spot defects. If our investigation reveals that the defective part caused the accident, we then draw on our extensive products liability experience to seek compensation from the manufacturer of the bicycle or the defective part.
Experienced bike accident lawyers in Berkeley, California
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a bicycle accident, scooter accident or motorcycle accident, consult our experienced Bay Area personal injury attorneys as soon as possible so we can begin investigating the accident, contacting witnesses and preserving evidence. To schedule a free consultation, contact Needham Kepner & Fish LLP today at (408) 956-6949. Our lawyers are available for weekend and evening meetings. We handle injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation.