Cyclists ride for exercise, commute, or for employment. Cycling through San Francisco, or cycling anywhere, should be safe for everyone. Yet there are over 800 cyclists killed annually in crashes with motor vehicles. If you are injured while riding your bike due to the negligence of another person, contact JML Law in San Francisco at 415-692-3462 to speak with one of our lawyers who specializes in bicycle accidents. Let our attorneys inform you of what rights you have and of any compensation you may be entitled to by law.
Bicycle Traffic Laws In San Francisco
San Francisco has its own laws set for cyclists. According to the San Francisco transportation code, cyclists over the age of 13 can not ride on the sidewalks but must use the street, typically in the bike lane. Cyclists must obey traffic laws and signs like all other vehicles and yield to pedestrians. When cycling at night, San Francisco has strict operating requirements on the use of lights and reflectors for safety.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Common bicycle injuries on the roadways of San Francisco can include anything from bumps and bruises from falling off a bike to serious or fatal injuries from a collision with a car. Other injuries could consist of:
- Muscle strains
- Dislocated joints
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Facial injuries, including fractures and contusions
- Dental injuries
- Head injuries
While typically bicycle injuries are not too serious, they can be debilitating and even fatal. It is important to take these injuries seriously and receive proper medical care. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident and are injured due to the negligence of another, contact JML Law in San Francisco at 415-692-3462 or visit our website at www.jmllaw.com for a free consultation. We have expert attorneys who can navigate for you the legal maze and inform you of what rights and options you have at any possible claims for compensation. When injured due to negligence, you should not have to be burdened with the financial responsibilities for medical bills or the imposition the injury could take on your life.
Common Causes Of Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents are usually due to another vehicle’s failure to yield the right-of-way to the cyclist or failure to see them. In some instances, the accident could be caused by the failure of proper maintenance of roadways or pedestrians not watching for cyclists. More severe injuries occur in accidents involving a bicycle peddling at high speeds.
What To Do Now
Here at JML Law in San Francisco, we have access to medical professionals and those that can investigate all avenues of your injury and see to it that your claim is not overlooked. Our attorneys handle all communications related to insurance companies and any representatives of the negligent party. Do not be forced into delaying your quest for representation or allow the negligent party to minimize their own responsibility for your injury. Contact JML Law today at 415-692-3462. Let our attorneys see to it that your claim is taken seriously and will be vigorously sought after. We can assure you that our attorneys are professionals and experts at protecting your legal rights.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.