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Common Bike Accidents in the Bay Area

Bicyclists who are hit by motorists can sustain life-threatening injuries, even if they are properly protected. If you are hit, you could require many years and spend possibly thousands of dollars rehabilitating from your injuries. Bikes are a common sight around the Bay Area. Even though they are ubiquitous, many people are injured in the greater San Francisco area every year.

There are several common bike accident scenarios including:

  • Left turning vehicle at an intersection
  • Left turning vehicle through a gap in traffic
  • Right turning vehicle traveling ahead of a cyclist
  • Right turning vehicle overtaking a cyclist
  • Hit by an open door on the driver's side
  • Rear-ended by a vehicle when merging across lanes to turn
  • Side-swiped by a passing vehicle

You will probably need to seek medical attention in the aftermath of a bike accident. If you are hurt and are taken to the hospital, make sure that you have documentation produced by the hospital to submit as evidence for your injury claim. Be sure you cooperate with law enforcement if they ask you for a statement at the scene of the accident or at the hospital and always ask to obtain a copy of any police report.

What should I do if I've been injured?

Although helmets are mandatory for bicyclists, injuries such as concussions, bone fractures, spinal damage, severe abrasions, and internal bleeding are still common in accidents. If you were hurt in an bicycle accident, a San Francisco personal injury lawyer from our legal team can argue on your behalf in court to recover damages.

Matiasic & Johnson, LLP is a trusted injury firm and part of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. Our lead attorneys are also members of both the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Our impressive resume means we give our clients the fighting chance they deserve for when seeking compensation.

Call us today to learn how we can help with your bike accident claim.