Bay Area Bicycle Law has handled multiple claims when a cyclist was injured by the passenger door of an Uber vehicle swinging open in front of them. If you or a loved one was injured in this type of collision, contact us today for a free consultation. We are the only personal injury law firm in northern California focused exclusively on bicycle accidents.
A dooring accident, or “getting doored”, occurs when someone swings a car door out into the path of a cyclist causing a collision. In California, vehicle occupants should never open a vehicle’s doors unless it is safe to do so. Negligently opening a door in front of a cyclist often results in serious injuries.
After a Dooring Accident with an Uber
Unfortunately, some Uber drivers could (illegally) leave the scene after a dooring accident, especially if the passenger swung the door out in front of you. It is very important to attempt to get the Uber driver’s contact information. The same goes for Lyft drivers. If all else fails get a license plate or the exact time, date and location of the incident.
If at all possible, please obtain the name and address and information of the passenger who swung the door open. The Uber passenger may be partially liable for your injuries.
After the accident, seek medical treatment immediately and contact us next for a free consultation. We will only offer you information which is in your best interest. This is a very important call you should definitely make if you were injured by the door of an Uber (or Lyft) vehicle.
San Francisco Uber Accidents
Even with our bike lanes and other safety measures in place, there will still be collisions. Unfortunately, some Uber and Lyft drivers choose to completely neglect the law. Market Street is an area where we have had several cases of Uber vehicle double parked, traveling in areas where they are banned, or pulling over and swinging doors open right into bike lanes.
Bay Area Bicycle Law
Representing clients in San Francisco, the Bay Area, Oakland and everywhere in northern California, Bay Area Bicycle Law is the only personal injury law firm to specialize exclusively in representing cyclists. Our attorneys have extensive experience working on bicycle crash cases. By devoting our careers to this niche, we can guarantee the superior service required to win your case. If you or a loved one has been involved a bicycle crash anywhere in California, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.