Stop Lights and Bicycle Accidents

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Is there any greater conflict between cyclists and motorists than arguments about stopping? It’s practically a California motto to say, “Cyclists never stop at stop signs!” But that’s not necessarily true. It’s easy to point out a single cyclist breaking the rules, but extensive road research shows motorists are far more likely than cyclists to […]

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What Cyclists Need to Know about Left Hook Accidents

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When a vehicle turns left directly into the path of a cyclist, it’s almost impossible to avoid the crash. Suddenly the cyclist gets left-hooked and is flung into a dangerous slide across the roadway. At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we see lots of these terrifying left-hook accidents in bicycle injury cases. Here are some […]

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Do Bicyclists Have to Stay in the Bike Lane in California?

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If you’re a California cyclist, you’ve probably had a motorist yell at you to “Get in the bike lane!” But do they know what they’re talking about? Do you really have to stay in the bike lane? This is a common question that arises in bicycle injury cases. People are often confused about whether California […]

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The Dangers of E-Bikes – What You Need to Know

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E-bikes are enormously popular here in California, and it’s easy to see why. They’re speedy, fun, and much more cost-effective than cars. But from a bicycle injury attorney’s point of view, e-bikes are dangerous. They can reach top speeds of almost 30 mph and tend to travel dangerously close to fast-moving cars. Faster, Heavier, and […]

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$300,000 Settlement for San Francisco Bicycle vs. Auto Accident

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An emergency room doctor is usually the one providing lifesaving medical care for the community’s injured people. But in this bicycle vs. auto accident story, the doctor is the injured patient! A 32-year old ER doctor was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Arguello Boulevard and Cornwall Street in San Francisco, California. Suddenly, a […]

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$499,000 Settlement in a Bicycle vs. Delivery Truck Accident

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When a delivery truck collides with a bicyclist, the cyclist is lucky to survive. An accident like this can cause severe bodily injury, not to mention emotional trauma, for the cyclist. This was the situation for one of our clients, an avid cyclist who rode his bike to work each morning down Market Street in […]

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What is the Safety Stop Bill AB 122?

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Have you heard about California’s proposed safety stop bill? California AB 122 would legalize the safety stop, which is already legal for bicyclists in many other states. If the bill passes, it will impact all California road users – not just cyclists! Here’s what you need to know about how it would work for everyone, […]

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$485,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Bicycle vs. Commercial Vehicle Accident

$485,000 SETTLEMENT FOR Bicycle vs. Commercial Vehicle Accident

A 38-year-old direct sourcing senior manager at Apple, Inc., and avid bicyclist suffered serious injuries in a Bicycle vs. Commercial Vehicle accident in San Francisco, California. The cyclist was riding his bicycle on Twin Peaks Boulevard through the intersection of Panorama Drive when out of nowhere a commercial vehicle conducted a left turn right in […]

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I Was Injured on My Bike by Another Cyclist. What Can I Do?

I Was Injured on My Bike by Another Cyclist. What Can I Do?

When you think of a bicycle accident, you probably think of a bicyclist taking a tumble or colliding with a car. But bicycle vs. bicycle accidents are surprisingly common in the crowded streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Generally speaking, California requires bicyclists to follow the same rules of the road as motorists. Bicyclists […]

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