Dedicated to Bicycle Safety in Northern California
Bay Area Bicycle Law is the only Northern California-based law firm to exclusively specialize in representing cyclists. Our attorneys have been helping injured cyclists since 2010 and understand how to investigate, prepare and litigate bicycle accident cases.
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We are intimately familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to deny and devalue bicycle accident claims as well as how the California Vehicle Code affects your case. Our attorneys are true specialists in handling bicycle accident cases and have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured cyclists. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a bicycle collision, Bay Area Bicycle Law can help. Contact us today for a free consultation at (415) 466-3101. No office visit is required – we will get back to you within 24 hours and let you know if you have a case.
Dedicated Trustworthy Attorneys on Your Side
We understand how difficult the aftermath of a bicycle accident can be. All bicycle accidents are serious accidents – even with a helmet and other protective gear, being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle can be devastating. Along with the physical and emotional toll of a bicycle accident, the legal process for pursuing compensation can insert additional stress into an already frustrating situation.
At Bay Area Bicycle Law, we understand the pain and suffering you are going through. Because we are a full-service firm, we handle all the legal legwork necessary on your behalf, so that you can focus all of your energy on healing and recovery. We want to make your life easier, and we will fight to make sure you receive the help you deserve.
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“Michael Stephenson is a brilliant attorney willing to think outside the box to get results for his clients, with a strong work ethic and dedication to his clients.”
Why Do I Need a Bicycle Accident Specialist?
Familiarity and experience with bicycle accident cases is extremely important in getting a favorable result. These cases are vastly different than those involving other types of vehicle collisions and traffic incidents. For example, the laws that apply to traffic collisions vary greatly when a bicycle is involved in a collision. In fact, some laws may not apply at all if a bicyclist is injured rather than a motorist. Additionally, insurance coverage and the medical issues or injuries that are commonly associated with bicycle injuries are very different when a cyclist is involved in an accident.
If you are represented by an attorney who does not understand the law, policy and nuance involved in your case, there is a very real possibility that you will not receive a favorable result. Our attorneys take pride in maintaining an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of bike accident law and representing our injured for a cause that we believe in.
Know Your Rights as a Bicyclist in Northern California
Understanding your rights as a cyclist on the road is invaluable to your bicycle accident case. In the state of California, bicycle laws fall under the California Vehicle Code. Specifically, CVC 21200 states that all bicyclists more or less share the same rights on the road as motor vehicles. All cyclists must follow the same rules of right-of-way, traffic flow, and traffic signs as motor vehicle drivers – and likewise, motorists must respect the rights of cyclists on the road. If a motorist fails to respect your presence on the road, resulting in an irresponsible accident, they may be fully liable for your injuries – and you may have the right to pursue compensation for any resultant damages.
At Bay Area Bicycle Law, we work hard to protect the rights of cyclists on the road. When you contact us, we can help you understand your circumstances and who may be liable for your injuries. If you have a legitimate case, we fight for those who have been seriously injured due to a motorist’s negligence.
We Can Help You Today
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case. Let us help you pursue compensation for your damages – we want to seek justice on your behalf today.
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Insurance companies are for profit. The insurance company may be difficult, combative, or take unreasonable positions. Adjusters often presume you are exaggerating or lying. The insurance company also has a tactical advantage in that they negotiate claims day-in-day-out, whereas this may be your first time making an insurance claim. Therefore, if you have serious injuries or high medical bills, it is often best to hire an attorney to help you with your claim.
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