$75,000 No-Contact Bicycle Dooring Accident Settlement

$75,000 No-Contact Bicycle Dooring Accident Settlement

No contact? No problem. Even if a vehicle doesn’t hit you, it’s still possible to recover high-value accident compensation. Here’s why. It’s a myth that there must be physical contact for a compensable road accident. No actual contact is required for an accident claim in California, whether the situation involves two vehicles, a vehicle and […]

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California Is the Nation’s 4th Most Bicycle-Friendly State in 2022

California Is the Nation's 4th Most Bicycle-Friendly State in 2022

California has proven again that we’re one of the nation’s most bicycle-friendly states. The 2022 annual report from the League of American Bicyclists ranks California 4th in the U.S. for bicycle-friendliness. This isn’t just a feel-good title. It comes from a careful review of California bicycle laws, infrastructure, education, policies, and planning. To create its […]

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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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$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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Slow Streets: What They Are and the Push to Make Them Permanent

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San Francisco is a global trendsetter when it comes to devising innovative ways to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe on city streets. In the past 10 years, the city has launched more than 30 road improvement projects, plus 130 miles of new bike and pedestrian zones. San Francisco spends more than $25 million per year […]

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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 Happens if a Drunk Cyclist Hits a Pedestrian?

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Here’s something you might not realize: Drunk driving laws apply to cyclists, too. Under California Vehicle Code 21200.5, when you’re too intoxicated to ride your bike safely, you’re breaking the law. Alcohol and drugs can turn cyclists into dangerous drivers, just like anyone else on the road. And intoxicated cyclists pose a particular risk to […]

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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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San Francisco is Seeing a Rise in Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

San Francisco is Seeing a Rise in Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

San Francisco can be a dangerous place for pedestrians and cyclists. The Bay area is seeing an uptick in fatal road accidents involving people who are walking and riding bikes. In 2017, there were 20 traffic fatalities within the city and county of San Francisco. In 2018 and 2019, the number of traffic deaths rose […]

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