California has one of the highest percentages of bicycle commuters in the nation, according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. These commuters are joined on California’s thousands of miles of bike lanes and trails by bicycle enthusiasts who ride for sport and pleasure. On the roads, they are joined by millions of car and truck drivers who often do not respect cyclists’ road rights.
Although the large number of bicyclists in the state is well-known, motorists often fail to take the presence of bicycles into account while driving. This, unfortunately, means that California has more bicycle-related fatalities and accidents than nearly any other state. The exposed nature of bicycles means that catastrophic injuries often occur when motor vehicles weighing many tons slam into bicyclists along the highway or at intersections.
The results-oriented attorneys of Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, have helped many injured bicyclists obtain the compensation they needed to facilitate a full recovery, make up for lost wages, pay for ongoing medical expenses and move forward with their lives. We understand the nuances of these cases and know how to gather the evidence and testimony necessary to build a convincing case on your behalf.
Call us at (510) 433-1000 to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer. We pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis.
Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Bicyclists
Our dedicated trial approach has led to many favorable settlements and verdicts, as shown by the more than $150 million in verdicts and settlements we have recovered for our clients.
Although severe bicycle accidents can occur for almost any reason, some of the most common causes of bike accidents in California include:
- Drivers failing to look before merging
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Distracted driving (such as texting or talking on a cellphone)
- Inattentive driving near crosswalks and other crowded areas
- Unexpected right-hand turns
- Bike lane violations
- Drunk driving
Regardless of what caused an accident, we use our decades of experience and proven litigation strategies to protect our clients’ best interests. Our commitment to our clients is well-known. Other lawyers and large insurance companies know that we will not be intimidated, and we will do everything in our power to help our clients obtain the compensation they deserve.
Significant Bicycle Accident Cases
- $675,000 — Single Mother Suffers Back and Head Injury When Knocked off Her Bicycle by Auto Driver
- $450,000 — 40-Year-Old Man Brain-Damaged in Bicycle Accident During a Triathlon Brings Case Against Helmet Manufacturer and Triathlon
Call Us For A Free Consultation
Contact Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, at (510) 433-1000 to speak with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer. We offer free initial consultations. We represent clients throughout California from offices in Oakland, San Francisco, and the Los Angeles area.