San Francisco Bicycle Accident Lawyers

In recent years, the number of people in San Francisco choosing a bicycle over a motor vehicle as their preferred method of transportation has steadily increased. With more bicyclists on the roads, bicycle accidents happen more frequently, often leaving riders with serious injuries.

At The Barnes Firm, our trusted San Francisco bicycle accident lawyers are prepared to advocate on your behalf if you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling bicycle accident cases and would welcome the opportunity to help you get the best result possible. Call the trusted attorneys at The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Why Should I Call an Attorney After a San Francisco Bicycle Accident?

Our team of established bicycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm understand that accidents happen and that negligent parties must be held accountable. When you hire one of our experienced bicycle attorneys, we will:

  • Evaluate your bicycle accident for FREE and answer any questions you may have.
  • Investigate and review all details surrounding the incident.
  • Fight for you when it comes to the insurance company, helping you receive the best result possible for your bicycle claim.
  • Hold the responsible parties liable.
  • Prepare and take your case to trial, if necessary.

Our successful San Francisco bicycle accident lawyers want to ensure that you get the best results possible by assisting you through this difficult time. If you or someone you know has been injured in a San Francisco bicycle accident, reach out to the trusted bicycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm today.

Most Common Causes of San Francisco Bicycle Accidents

Driver inattention and error is a leading cause of bicycle accidents everywhere. Bicyclists can take every safety precaution possible while cycling in San Francisco and still be injured due to someone else’s irresponsibility.

The most common reasons that San Francisco bicycle accidents occur are:

  • Motorists’ failure to yield to or recognize oncoming bicyclists on the road
  • Left or right turns at intersections in front of bicyclists
  • Drivers passing or veering into designated bicycle lanes
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • A motorist rear ending a bicyclist from behind
  • Being doored by a parked vehicle
  • And more…

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, contact one of our bicycle accident attorneys at (800) 800-0000 as soon as possible for a free consultation.

Common Injuries from a San Francisco Bicycle Accident

Bicycle accidents can leave riders with injuries ranging from minor to severe. In 2021, 985 bicycle accidents ended fatally in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Bicyclists are more at risk of being severely or fatally injured due to the lack of protection they have versus a person inside of a motor vehicle that is usually protected by the car frame and other safety mechanisms. The most common injuries resulting from a San Francisco bicycle accident include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Torn ligaments or muscles
  • Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Road rash and severe
  • And more…

After a San Francisco bicycle accident, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Only a doctor or medical provider can diagnose and treat your bicycle accident injuries and determine the severity of them. Questions about your injuries? Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000. It could be the best call you make.

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Most Dangerous Intersections for San Francisco Bicyclists

Some San Francisco streets and intersections are more dangerous than others, often involving repeat accidents involving injuries and fatalities. This can be due to the popularity and traffic found in the location, or lack of infrastructure. The following streets and intersections in San Francisco tend to see the most bicycle accidents:

  • Polk Street and California Street
  • Polk Street and McAllister Street
  • Harrison and 8th Street
  • Market Street and Gough Street
  • Market and 6th Street

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident at any of these intersections, or elsewhere in or around San Francisco or the Bay Area, reach out to one of our experienced bicycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 to find out how much your case may be worth.

Steps to Take Following a San Francisco Bicycle Crash:

Since a bicycle accident can be overwhelming for a victim and family members, we asked several of our experienced bicycle accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm to provide a few important steps to take if you or someone you know should be in a San Francisco bicycle accident:

  1. Get to Safety. If possible, move yourself and your bicycle to a safe spot.
  2. Call 911. Call 911 to report the accident and request medical attention.
  3. Collect information from the accident scene. Take photos of your injuries and the accident scene, talk to any witnesses, and exchange information with the person who caused the accident if possible.
  4. Call The Barnes Firm. Our experienced bicycle attorneys are ready and waiting to assist you after an accident. Call (800) 800-0000 today.

How Long do I Have to File a San Francisco Bicycle Accident Claim?

In California, bicycle accident victims have two years from the date of their accident, or from the date that their injuries were discovered, to file a bicycle accident claim. Call us right away following a bicycle collision to get started filing a claim.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive From my Accident?

San Francisco bicycle crash victims deserve to be fully compensated for any financial hardship or loss if they were injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence. Our bicycle accident attorneys may help you recover losses for:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damages and repairs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • And more…

Our team of trusted San Francisco bicycle accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm have successfully fought on behalf of bicycle accident victims and have helped win numerous cases over the years throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. These success stories include cases against motorists, city officials, ride share drivers, and more. Call The Barnes Firm today and find out how much your bicycle accident case may be worth.

The San Francisco Barnes Firm Bicycle Accident Attorneys are Here for You

At The Barnes Firm, many of our attorneys are avid bicycle riders themselves, and we understand the need for motorists and bicyclists to share the road and the importance of safety. All cyclists have the right to enjoy a safe ride.  If you or someone you know has been injured in a San Francisco bicycle accident, call us today (800) 800-0000 – it could be the best call you make.


Our team of experienced bicycle accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve San Francisco and surrounding areas: Alameda, Albany, Antioch, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Burlingame, Campbell, Clayton, Concord, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Martinez, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Oakley, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Richmond, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Sunnyvale, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, and more…

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