Defective Roadways & Bicycle Accidents
San Francisco | San Jose | Oakland | San Rafael CA
When you are on a bicycle, a poorly maintained roadway can put you at risk for a serious injury. In busy city traffic, a pothole or crack in the pavement can easily send you into the path of a car, truck, bus or light-rail. In a suburban setting, a defective roadway can lead to loss of control and a range of injuries sustained when you crash to the pavement.
If you have suffered an injury while riding a bicycle as a result of a poorly maintained, designed or constructed roadway, you want an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you seek full and fair compensation for all your losses.
At the law office of Weber & Nierenberg, our attorneys have focused on personal injury, including bicycle accidents, for nearly 30 years. We value personal service and attention, working directly with you at all times, whether you have just been injured or your case has gone to trial. We offer a significant amount of flexibility and respond quickly to any concerns you may have. And we bring a wide range of resources and a deep knowledge base to your case, services you would customarily expect to find only at a large law firm.
Bicycle Accidents Caused by Defective or Dangerous Roadways
Because of a bicycle’s narrow tires as compared with a car or motorcycle, many conditions that would not pose a threat to operators of cars, trucks or motorcycles can be extremely dangerous to a cyclist. A pothole, a depression in the road or even a steel plate temporarily placed on a roadbed to cover a hole can all make conditions treacherous if you are riding a bicycle. Gravel on the road near a construction site can have the same effect.
At Weber & Nierenberg, we aggressively protect the rights of bicyclists who have been injured because of the poor maintenance, design or construction of a roadway. We will prepare all the necessary documents to help you recover compensation for your losses, and will represent you at all hearings and proceedings throughout the process.
We handle claims involving all types of injuries resulting from defective roadways, including serious and catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord or brain injury, broken bones, or amputation or loss of limb. We will also represent surviving family members in wrongful death claims involving bicycle accidents.
Contact Weber & Nierenberg
We offer a free initial consultation. To schedule an appointment with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer, contact our office by e-mail or call us toll-free at 1-866-288-6010. All motorcycle and bicycle accident claims are handled on a contingent-fee basis. We will only charge legal fees if we recover compensation for your losses.
Contingency Fees Negotiated On Every Case.
At Weber & Nierenberg we understand your anxiety about getting all of your medical bills paid, loss of earnings reimbursed, compensation for pain, suffering or the loss of a loved one and the costs of high quality legal representation. We provide an initial evaluation of your claim at no charge to you. If you decide to retain us we will negotiate a contingency fee with you that you are comfortable with so that you will not pay any attorney fees or costs unless we get you compensation for your losses.
Recent Examples of How We Have Helped Our Personal Injury Clients
We represented a 76-year-old whose car was rear-ended by a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus. The bus driver was intoxicated, and our investigation revealed that the driver had an extensive substance abuse problem and prior accident history. The accident severed our client’s spinal cord and left him a T-5 paraplegic. The settlement included enough money to provide him with the needed life care prognosticated by our experts.
We represented the family of an 8-year-old who drowned during her swim class at a public pool in Contra Costa County. We proved to the defendant that the drowning would not have occurred if the pool staff had followed their stated protocols for pool safety. The settlement included a memorial established in honor of our clients’ daughter.
We represented the wife and two adult children of a 57-year old man (assembly line worker) who was struck and killed by an Oakland Police patrol car while crossing within a crosswalk. Following a year of litigation, OPD admitted liability and settled the lawsuit.