Fatal Rear-End Bicycle Accident in San Jose
On Saturday, February 10, 2018, a 64yr old cyclist was hit while riding along Capitol Expressway in San Jose. According to NBC Bay Area, the cyclist was hit by a Nissan Sentra traveling the same direction and thecyclist was hit in the bike lane. Tragically, the cyclist passed away from his injuries at a nearby hospital.
We are deeply saddened by this news and our hearts go out to this cyclist’s family.
Rear end bicycle accidents
From the news report, it sounds like this may have been a rear end bicycle accident. Rear end bicycle accidents are one of the most dangerous types of collisions that a cyclist could be involved in. Motorists often hit bicycles from behind when they do not notice the cyclist or are distracted by their phone and drift into the bicycle lane. Rear end bicycle accidents frequently result in serious injury or death.
Contact us after a fatal bicycle accident
We hope to never hear from you, but if a loved one has passed away in a rear-end crash or any type of bicycle wreck in San Jose, contact us as soon as possible after the crash. While it is already a very difficult time for all family members, you should know that an insurance company is now likely working on minimizing what is owed to you for a wrongful death claim. We are caring, compassionate attorneys. We can not take the pain away from the loss of a loved one, but we can and will help you work through some of the issues involved with this loss.
We are the only firm in Northern California to specialize exclusively in representing bicyclists, and we’re here to help your family in your time of need. Our goal is to maximize the compensation that you deserve for the wrongful death of your loved one.