The San Francisco Bay Area is an active region with great weather and home to numerous cyclists. If injured in a serious accident during an organized ride or on the commute to work, you need an experienced lawyer to obtain the resources you'll need to make a recovery.
The Tour de California brings cyclists from around the country and the world to the Bay Area each year. Bicyclists pay for and participate in numerous other organized bike rides such as the 100-mile Century Ride and other popular events. Often these events require you to sign a release. But race organizers may still have a duty to provide safe conditions for participants.
At Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, we see injured clients who come to us believing they have no options. They worry that a signed release prior to a cycling event absolves the organizers. Yet, that release may be poorly written or practically illegible and, as a result, it may not be enforceable.
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While biking for leisure, exercise or a commute to work, accidents can also happen. Low visibility at dawn and dusk is a common factor. Bicyclists can be bumped by vehicles or hit when a driver makes a right turn without carefully checking a blind spot. Open-door accidents involving cars parked along the street can also cause serious injury.
In addition to the negligent actions of motorists, cyclists face issues of product liability involving welds or wheel failure or accidents caused by poorly designed or maintained roads.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a cycling accident during an organized event or a leisurely ride, call 415-421-7995 or toll free 888-745-2988 or email us to set up an appointment with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We offer free initial consultations to those injured within the San Francisco Bay Area or broader Northern California region.