The Legal Challenges Faced by Injured Bicycle Messengers

San Francisco Bike Accident Attorneys

Bicycle messengers face a significant challenge daily as they provide valuable service to many businesses in the major cities of San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento. Many bike messengers are hurt and two to three are killed each year, most often through no fault of their own.

The Dolan Law Firm has represented bike delivery service messengers injured by negligent car and truck drivers who:

  • ignored traffic laws and drove into the bike lane
  • rear-ended a biker
  • sped up at a yellow light or ran a red light and hit a biker
  • failed to stop at a stop sign and hit a biker
  • failed to see the biker and swerved in front of, or directly into them
  • stopped suddenly in front of a biker, causing the biker to rear-end the car

If you were hurt, or a loved one was killed while working as a bike messenger in the Bay area, contact the injury lawyers at the Dolan Law Firm. Schedule a free consultation at our San Francisco, Oakland, or Los Angeles law offices.

Proving Fault and Damages

While a lot of people, including the police, are quick to make judgments and to blame the bike messenger for any accident, we operate on facts, not prejudices. A police report is only the beginning of an investigation, it’s not the final word.

Our attorneys work with experienced accident investigators to understand how the accident occurred. Our thorough review is the key to a successful result.

Identifying Possible Sources of Compensation

Once we’ve established that the accident was primarily or wholly the fault of the car or truck driver, we look for sources of compensation for you. If the driver has insurance, we prepare your claim for damages and negotiate to ensure you receive the full value of your claim. If the insurance company will not offer full and fair compensation, we take the case to court.

Sometimes there are problems with defective bike equipment, in which case the manufacturer can be held financially liable. Roadway or signage defects can also be a factor.

An experienced attorney will review all of the possible causes of your accident to identify all of the potential sources of compensation. Our firm will coordinate all claims to ensure you recover the maximum benefit possible.

Contact Our Lawyers

The attorneys of the Dolan Law Firm regularly help bicycle accident victims in California get the compensation they deserve. Our lawyers do all work on contingency, which means you are not charged a fee until we collect damages for you. Contact our attorneys today for a free evaluation of your case.