Bay Area Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyers
San Francisco | Oakland | San Rafael | San Jose, CA
Hit and Run Accidents | Right of Way Accidents | Roadway Debris or Defects | Mass Transit Collisions
There are few experiences that compare with cruising on a bicycle along the roadways in and around the Bay area in San Francisco. The spectacular scenery, the challenging hills and the wind in your face—gotta love it, if you’re a bicyclist!! But it can also be pretty dangerous. While many motorists are courteous and attentive, far too often you can be in peril when a vehicle unexpectedly pulls in your path, or even flies by you at a high rate of speed. If you or someone you love has been hurt on a bicycle because of the wrongful acts of another person, the attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg can help.
A Tradition of Compassionate and Personalized Service
At Weber & Nierenberg, our attorneys bring more than 75 years of combined legal experience to every case we handle. We focus our practice exclusively on the needs of injured people, using our considerable skill, knowledge, experience and resources to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses. We recognize that every personal injury claim is unique, so we’ll take the time to learn the details of your accident, traveling to the scene of the accident, if necessary. We’ll keep you updated on all developments in your case, as well as your options, so that you can make informed decisions about how you want to proceed.
Our Bicycle Accident Practice
We aggressively protect the right of injured cyclists, handling all types of bicycle accidents, including:
- Right of way accidents — It’s not uncommon for the driver of a motor vehicle to pull into the path of a bicyclist, whether making a left turn or right turn. We will help you pursue compensation when the driver of a motor vehicle negligently pulls into your right of way.
- Hit and run accidents — Don’t think that just because you can’t identify the driver, you don’t have a right to pursue damages for your injury. We’ll help you identify other sources of recovery, if possible.
- Accidents caused by defective roadways — If you lost control of your bike because of a pothole, loose gravel, uneven roadway or a poorly designed curve or intersection, or if you were injured because of debris from road construction, we can help you seek damages for your losses.
- Accidents involving buses, light rail cars or other public transportation — The operators of mass transit vehicles often fail to pay attention for the presence of bicycles on the road. Our attorneys can help you get compensation for any injuries caused by the negligence of a bus, light rail or public transportation driver.
Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment
We offer a free initial consultation to every client. We handle every personal injury case on a contingency basis. There won’t be any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.
Contingency Fees Negotiated on Every Case
We handle all bicycle accident claims on a contingency basis. We won’t charge attorney fees unless we recover 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.