Young Cyclist Collided with Car on Green Valley Road, Danville, on 1/28/15

Serious injuries were suffered by a teenager bicycling on Green Valley Road near Hope Lane in Danville, California, when he collided with a car.

The young man’s injuries were sufficiently serious that he was removed by helicopter ambulance to the hospital.

Our firm has successfully handled several cases like this, which often result in serous and permanent injuries, and have obtained compensation for the victims from the responsible parties.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are also well-experienced in bicycle accidents, as well as automobile and motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls, and other accidents including those involving wrongful death, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding injuries or wrongful death from a pedestrian, auto, bicycle, motorcycle, bus accident, fall or other type of personal injury or wrongful death, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Bicyclist Struck by Car on James Donlon Blvd. in Antioch on 2/24/14

On Monday afternoon, February 24, 2014, a bicyclist pedaling along James Donlon Boulevard near G Street in Antioch was struck by a car. The unfortunate bicyclist was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

The victim has a right to seek compensation from the negligent motorist.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in bicycle and automobile accidents, including those involving wrongful death, as well as motorcycle, bus, truck, and pedestrian accident cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident or auto, motorcycle, pedestrian, bus accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Bicyclist Killed by Collision with Car Door in Los Angeles on 3/31/13

A 49-year bicyclist died from injuries suffered when his bicycle struck an open car door near the intersection of Vine and Banner in Los Angeles in the evening hours of Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Although most bicyclists attempt to be cautious when riding on city streets next to parked vehicles, sometimes the combination of passing car traffic on the left and a vehicle occupant opening a car door without looking make an accident unavoidable. We have successfully handled these types of claims.

The personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in auto, motorcycle and bicycle accident cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Car on Peralta & 26th Street in Oakland on 3/23/13

At approximately 10:25 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, a male bicyclist was struck by a car near the intersection of Peralta Street and 26th Street in Oakland, CA.

The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital where he died from his serious injuries.

Bicyclists are at risk for serious injuries caused through no fault of their own. The personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced about bicycle accident cases and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Car on San Tomas Expressway in Campbell on 3/12/13

At approximately 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, a male bicyclist was struck by a car near the intersection of San Tomas Expressway and Campbell Avenue in Campbell, CA.

The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital where he died from his serious injuries.

Bicyclists are at risk for serious injuries or wrongful death caused through no fault of their own. The personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced about bicycle accident cases and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Somber Tone Characterizes 2012 Marin Walk/Bike To School Event

Middle School Student’s Death Brings Home Bicycle Safety Issues

Child on Bike

The death of 12-year-old Hailey Ratliff, who was killed while riding her bike home from school in September, cast a pall over the annual Marin County bike and walk to school event. Organizers insist, however, that it tragically illustrates the importance of the Safe Routes to School program, and the need of parents and officials to embrace efforts to provide safe travel to and from school. Wendi Kallins, program director for Safe Routes to School, told reporters that “it means we have to be even more dedicated to safety and remind children and parents to take safety precautions.”

The Safe Routes to School program, formerly a grassroots campaign, is now administered by the Transportation Authority of Marin. The program seeks to get schoolchildren walking and riding to school, rather than riding in parents’ vehicles. Organizers point to child obesity rates that are at all-time highs, as well as statistics that show that nearly 30% of drive time traffic is parents taking their children to and from school. The Marin program began in 2000 with nine schools and now boasts more than 50 participating schools. The program has expanded across the United States and is now administered by transportation departments throughout the nation.

The program seeks to use tax revenues to provide additional crossing guards, as well as school education programs and capital improvements, such as the construction or repair of sidewalks. The unfortunate death of Ratliff has not dissuaded officials from advocating for the Safe Routes to Schools programs. Dianne Steinhauser, head of the local transportation authority, told reporters that the accident was not “an indication that the program is not valid overall. This was just a real unfortunate tragedy.”

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Bicycle Crash Victim Was Renowned Scientist

Famed Scientist Killed in Bicycle Accident in Berkeley

Helmet & Gloves

In July, 2012, renowned scientist Shlomo Bentin was killed when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a dump truck in downtown Berkeley, California. A neuropsychologist known for his research and insights into how the human brain works, Bentin was a professor of psychology at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. He was visiting Berkeley to conduct experiments with professors at the University of California.

Details of the accident were sketchy, but witnesses say Professor Bentin was riding his bicycle in the 2100 block of Bancroft Way when he collided with a dump truck. The truck driver initially left the scene of the accident, apparently unaware that he had struck Bentin. A passing motorcyclist followed him and he returned to the scene of the accident, where he was interviewed by police. Law enforcement officers confirmed that Bentin was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, but that the helmet was shattered in the collision.

Bentin’s death only illustrates the challenges that bicyclists face when traveling on the roadways in California. Though there have been national campaigns to increase awareness of the presence of cyclists, the fact that the driver of the dump truck was unaware that he had struck a bicyclist is all too familiar. Many bicyclists follow all appropriate safety procedures, and still incur serious and catastrophic injury, or even death, because of the carelessness or recklessness of motorists.

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Parents Sue Strava Social Media Bike Racing Company

Bay Area San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorneys

King of the Mountain Accident

On June 19, 2010, William Flint was traveling at roughly 40 mph down a road in Grizzly Peak in an effort to maintain his “King of the Mountain” title he earned on the amateur online racing website, Strava. The San Francisco-based company hosts virtual races by allowing cyclists to track their time using GPS technology. Cyclists compete by tracking their time along stretches of road, providing other Strava users with the time to beat along certain roadways.

William Flint lost his life while trying to reclaim his “King of the Mountain” title. Mr. Flint held his title for the time he posted along South Park Drive in Berkeley’s Tilden Park. When he learned another Strava user had beaten his time, he headed back to the hill to regain his title. Although the posted speed limit along the hill where Flint was killed is 30 mph, he was clocked going over 40 mph moments before his accident. According to reports, Mr. Flint was forced to brake suddenly in order to avoid hitting a car. As a result, his bike flipped over and Mr. Flint sustained fatal injuries.

Negligence, Strava, and Liability

In the wake of Mr. Flint’s death, his family is suing Strava, the social media website they believe enabled the fatal accident that killed William. According to the Flint’s family attorney, Susan Kang, Strava is liable for failing to check roads for potential dangers: if a road is dangerous, Strava has a duty of care to remove it from its website.

Here, Mr. Flint’s death may raise an issue of foreseeability: are there hazards and dangers a reasonable person should foresee, given the purpose and use of Strava? Can a case be made that by providing a forum for the “King of the Mountain” title, Strava encourages or promotes cyclists breaking speed limits and taking risks on Bay Area roads?

As others have pointed out, this isn’t the first time Strava has been involved in a death involving a cyclist and the use of its website. A pedestrian in the Castro District was hit and killed by a cyclist tracking his time on Strava.

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If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian knockdown, bicycle accident, or negligence on the part of a company, contact Bay Area personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg today.

 
 
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