We are Bay Area and Central Coast bicycle accident attorneys. As bike riders, we understand the unique issues facing cyclists, especially when riding in busy urban areas where collisions and bicycle accidents can occur. When selecting a bicycle accident attorney, we know you’ll want someone who is knowledgeable about the special laws for bicyclists and is skilled at utilizing these laws to obtain favorable results in bicycle accident cases.
As personal injury trial attorneys, the lawyers at RAHMAN LAW PC work with the most skilled experts in the field of two-wheeled vehicle collisions to obtain the needed evidence to show the other driver’s fault. Bicycles are different from cars, and working with bicycle accident attorneys who ride too gives you representation that’s different. Through our representation of hundreds of riders, we have educated the public and insurance companies about what car drivers can do to properly share the road with bicyclists. Part of our goal in representing riders is to change the public perception of riders to one that is a positive image.
The lawyers at RAHMAN LAW PC advocate on behalf of cyclists by sponsoring local bicycle coalitions in San Francisco and Paso Robles, California, attending City hearings, and educating the public on making the streets safer for two-wheeled vehicles. We have also obtained significant results for clients in bicycle accident cases.
The number of cyclists in California increases each year, and with this increase comes an increase in collisions with other vehicles, by single bicycle collisions caused by roadway defects, and even from dogs chasing bikes. While some public entities have tried to evaluate increased safety measures to decrease conflicts between cyclists and other modes of transportation, by and large these efforts have not gone far enough.
The five most common types of bicycle accidents involving a vehicle collision:
- A vehicle making a right turn across the cyclist’s lane of travel;
- A vehicle turning left at an intersection;
- The failure of a motorist to stop at a red light or stop sign;
- A vehicle or cyclist passing on the right.
In the past, California has led the nation with the highest number of bicyclist deaths in motor vehicle collisions (it may still be cumulatively). The latest publication from NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis (U.S. Department of Transportation, 2017) saw California drop to second place in the year 2015. However, 70% of cyclists who died in a bicycle accident during a traffic collision were in an urban area, like San Francisco. There is an average of four fatalities for cyclists in San Francisco each year (DataSF, 2017). The number of collisions without a fatality can be harder to determine when not everyone reports it, but if you ride in an urban area like San Francisco or San Luis Obispo, it wouldn’t hurt to have our number saved in your phone.
Contact us in our San Francisco office at 415.956.9245, in our Paso Robles office at 805.619.3108, or online.
RAHMAN LAW PC’s bicycle accident attorneys have a track record of verdicts and settlements in bicycle accident cases. That is why you’ll find our attorneys in:
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Best of San Francisco: Top Women Attorneys in Northern California
- Avvo Top Rated (Superb) Personal Injury Lawyer
- Expertise: Best Personal Injury Lawyers in San Francisco
- The National Top 100 Trail Lawyers
- AV Preeminent Woman Lawyer
- Super Lawyers: Northern California
If you have been injured in a bike accident, contact us today at our San Francisco office or our Paso Robles office for an appointment with our skilled trial attorneys. Consultations are free and confidential.