Top Bicycle Accident Lawyers in San Francisco
Bicycle accidents usually occur when motorists fail to pay attention to what is going on around them. Car, truck, and bus drivers often deny responsibility, shifting blame away from themselves and on to cyclists. In order to establish responsibility and financial liability, The Cartwright Law Firm investigates bike accidents using accident reconstruction techniques, eyewitness testimony, and the analysis of skid marks, crash debris, and vehicle damage.
Using the evidence available, our attorneys work to establish how fast a motorist was traveling, whether they ignored traffic signals, stop signs, or bike crossing paths. Additionally, there are laws motorists must observe in regard to a bicyclist’s right to the road. When cars pass a cyclist they should maintain a safe distance between their car and the bike. In cases involving sideswiping accidents, we raise these and other issues in order to hold drivers accountable for their negligence.
If you were injured in a biking accident involving a car, truck, Muni bus or street car, contact the bicycle accident attorneys at The Cartwright Law Firm today. We will evaluate your case and discuss how best to approach your case to recover your financial losses.
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The Cartwright Law Firm represents bicyclists suffering from serious injuries sustained in an accident, including:
Investigating Bicycle Accidents
Drivers often deny responsibility by claiming a bicyclist ran a stop sign, turned in front of them, or “came out of no where.” In bike accidents involving children along neighborhood streets, car drivers may blame cars parked along the side of the street for obscuring their line of sight. That’s why our attorneys work with accident investigators who can measure and analyze skid marks, the placement of debris, and the damage to a vehicle.
Since most residential streets post speed limits under 20 mph, measuring skid marks can quickly determine how fast a car was traveling and from what direction. Additionally, a driver’s smashed windshield or dented front side panel will tell a great deal about what a driver should have seen, or did see, before impact. Likewise, requesting a driver’s cell phone records will tell us if they were on the phone at the time of an accident. Using evidence collected from an accident site, we can reconstruct what happened and expose reckless, careless behavior on the part of motorists.
Contact Bicycle Accident Lawyers At The Cartwright Law Firm Today
Before you speak to an insurance claims adjuster or the attorney representing a driver, contact The Cartwright Law Firm today. We will evaluate your case, protect your rights and interests, and discuss the legal options available to you.