Santa Clara Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Have you or loved one been hurt or suffered a wrongful death in a bike accident? If so, you are within your legal rights to seek reparation from the responsible party. But do not wait! The more time goes by, the less probable you will receive the money needed for the time lost from work, medical bills, and things you have suffered. Call an experienced Santa Clara bicycle accident lawyer at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP today at 1-408-956-6949 to discuss your case.
We will take care of working with the insurance companies and negligent parties involved in your bicycle accident case while you and your loved ones recuperate from the accident injuries you have suffered.
Bicycle riding or cycling has been increasing in popularity over the past years and has become decisively established in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California as a new lifestyle. More and more people are taking to the streets with their bicycles to commute to work, exercise, and travel. It’s promising that individuals are choosing to get fit and contribute to an improved global environment. However, more bicycles on the roads lead to more crashes which, in turn leads to more injuries and fatalities. The majority of bike accidents occur because of negligent drivers who don’t use adequate caution around cyclists.
A majority of bicycle accidents involve crashes with automobiles and other motor vehicles, by drivers who commit reckless and negligent acts.
Frequent Bike Accident Scenarios in the Bay Area
The following are the most common scenarios among bicycle-car collisions:
- Dooring: Often on streets, the bike lane is beside to the parking lane with very little space between them. Often in this type of accident, the motorist neglects to check for bicyclists before entering or exiting their parked vehicle. This negligence leads to a disastrous accident of bicyclist colliding into the car door or getting thrust out of the lane. The result of these circumstances can be deadly.
- Sideswipe Collision: Motorists must allow ample space when passing bicyclists. Regrettably, some drivers get rushed and try very unsafe passes, often resulting in a sideswipe accident or the bicyclist being run off the road.
- Intersection Collisions: A driver may neglect to yield to a crossing bicyclist, or may neglect to stop at an intersection, causing a detrimental or even fatal accident.
- Left Hand Turn Collision: Vehicle Code section 21801(a) states that all motorists attempting a left-hand turn must first check for and shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction. This vehicle code includes bicycles. Regrettably, there are occasions when a motorist doesn’t see a bicyclist coming and crashes into them while making a left turn.
We are Bicyclists just Like You
At Needham Kepner & Fish LLP, we are bicyclists ourselves, so we understand how these bike accidents can happen. Have you or a loved one been hurt or injured in a bicycle accident caused by the negligence of another person? You need to attain an experienced Santa Clara bike accident lawyer to get the compensation you need for your injuries.
Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Bicyclists in the Santa Clara, Sacramento, and San Francisco Areas
The lawyers at Needham Kepner & Fish LLP provide aggressive representation to injured clients who are in Santa Clara bike accidents or who suffer other personal injuries in San Francisco, Monterey or elsewhere in the Bay Area. We are available evenings and weekends by appointment. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact Needham Kepner & Fish LLP today. We handle personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation.