Cycle Crashes Caused by Failure to Yield the Right of Way

San Francisco Biker Injury Attorneys

Motorcycles, motor scooters and bicycles have the same right of way that cars do. They have a right to use an entire lane, and motorcycles have a right to ride between lanes (called lane splitting).

Sometimes other motorists don’t seem to understand or honor these rights and they fail to yield the right of way.

If you were injured by a negligent driver, or your loved one was killed when a car or truck failed to yield, contact the injury lawyers at the Dolan Law Firm.

Injuries Caused by the Failure of Cars and Trucks to Yield the Right of Way

Collisions with cars and trucks are the most common type of accident, and the most common cause of these accidents is the other driver’s failure to yield the right of way.

  • Sideswiping a motorcycle because the driver didn’t check his or her blind spot can lead to crushed leg injuries and possible loss of a foot
  • A car turning in front of a biker without signaling can cause the biker to collide head-on with the car causing head injuries, or to lay the bike down causing road rash, leg and arm fractures, broken hips and pelvis and spinal cord injuries
  • Crowding a biker out of his or her lane, causing him or her to run off the road or pushing him or her into oncoming traffic can have deadly results.

When failing to yield the right of way leads to an accident with injuries, the injured biker deserves compensation.

Fighting for Injured People

Since 1995, founding attorney Christopher Dolan and the attorneys and staff at the Dolan Law Firm have helped hundreds of people like yourself get the compensation they needed in verdicts and settlements.

Chris Dolan is widely recognized as an aggressive advocate for injured people. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a nationwide group of trial lawyers who have obtained settlements and verdicts exceeding $1 million. Chris Dolan and his colleagues regularly take on cases that many would consider unwinnable.

Contact Our Attorneys

At the Dolan Law Firm, we work on contingency, which means we never charge our clients a dime. We get paid as part of the eventual settlement or verdict. Contact our attorneys for a free case evaluation, but do so quickly. There are time limits oh how long you have to bring your personal injury claim involving a failure to yield the right of way in a car-motorcycle accident.