Bay Area Bicycle Law was founded in 2010 by attorney Michael Stephenson, who saw a need for legal representation focused exclusively on the needs of injured cyclists in the Bay Area. As an avid cyclist, Stephenson understood firsthand the dangers for bicyclists sharing the road with vehicles. He decided to open a practice devoted to helping cyclists get the compensation they deserve after collisions with cars, trucks, and other vehicles.
Over the past decade, Bay Area Bicycle Law has established itself as Northern California’s premier bicycle accident law firm. With offices in Arcata and Oakland, the firm’s attorneys cover cases throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
They have extensive experience handling claims related to doorings, right hooks, left crosses, rear-end collisions, sidewalk and trail accidents, defective bike lanes, dangerous road conditions, and other common causes of bicycle crashes.
The firm’s dedication to the cycling community and deep understanding of bicycle accident cases sets Bay Area Bicycle Law apart. The attorneys know the unique legal issues in bike crashes, like proving fault and overcoming common defenses against injured riders. The firm works closely with expert witnesses specializing in bicycle accident reconstruction to investigate each incident thoroughly. Our team also advocates for improved bicycle infrastructure and safety measures locally and statewide.
Bay Area Bicycle Law provides compassionate, personal service to each client. Every client benefits from the firm’s experience handling negotiations with insurance companies, litigation in court if necessary, and appeals. The goal is always maximum compensation to cover all wages lost, medical bills, pain and suffering damages, property damage, and ongoing lifelong care.
Over the years, Bay Area Bicycle Law has successfully recovered millions of dollars for clients who suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one in a bicycle collision. The firm takes pride in helping cyclists regain their lives after tragic crashes caused by negligent drivers or unsafe road conditions. Client testimonials praise the attorneys for their legal expertise, diligence, and genuine concern for achieving justice.
Looking ahead, Bay Area Bicycle Law plans to continue expanding its advocacy for bicycle safety while also fighting for the rights of every cyclist injured in the Bay Area. The firm invites anyone who has suffered a bike accident injury to schedule a free consultation and learn about their legal options. With compassion and commitment to the cycling community, Bay Area Bicycle Law will continue working hard to make the streets and trails safer for bikes.