Several of our bicycle injury attorneys are avid cyclists, and the Walkup law firm is a sponsor of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. We support the Bicycle Coalition's efforts to put a spotlight on the San Francisco Police Department's mishandling of bike-related cases. From years of representing injured cyclists, we know that many police officers handle bike-related cases fully and fairly and we thank those officers. But we also hear an alarming number of stories of hostile and unfair treatment of people on bikes.
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger's lawyers have handled hundreds of bike accident cases in the Bay Area and Northern California. We know the unique aspects of bicycle accident reconstruction and how to overcome the bias against cyclists. Our focused experience has helped us obtain notable recoveries for clients who were seriously or permanently injured on a bike.
Recurring Accident Themes In Bike Injury Cases
Were you injured in one of these common bike accident scenarios?
- A car or truck turning left
- A vehicle making a right turn or overtaking a cyclist
- Doored on the driver's side
- Doored on the passenger's side
- Sideswiped by a passing vehicle
- Rear-ended by a vehicle
- Roadway defects and debris
The Walkup bike injury team regularly represents injured cyclists and pedestrians. Motorists often claim that the cyclist "came out of nowhere" or was "going too fast." These excuses usually come from drivers who were not paying attention or violating traffic laws themselves.
Our attorneys conduct a thorough investigation to establish the fault of other people or entities: a careless or drunk driver, a motorist in a parked car who suddenly opened a door, a manufacturer of defective bicycle parts, or a construction contractor that created road hazards.
Walkup Lawyers Are Zealous Advocates For Bay Area Cyclists Injured While Riding
Bicyclists have the same right to use the streets as motorists. Asserting those rights requires experienced, tough, zealous advocates. The bicycle injury lawyers at Walkup Melodia have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured bicycle riders.
We know the California Vehicle Code and rules of the road. We work with cycling experts experienced and capable in the fields of bicycle design, accident reconstruction, dangerous roadway surfaces and product liability.
No Other Northern California Personal Injury Firm Can Match Our Experience
The San Francisco, California, bicycle accident lawyers at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have represented many injured bicyclists. We have almost 50 years of experience working with bike injuries and we coordinate with experts in all medical fields.
The bicycle accident attorneys at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger have the financial stability, experience, medical knowledge and courtroom track record to make certain that you or a loved one you are responsible for obtains full financial compensation covering medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, damaged equipment, loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering.
Take Action And Contact Us Now
Don't delay if you have been hurt. Witnesses disappear, roadway defects get repaired, memories fade.
For a free consultation to discuss your case, call us at 415-906-3764 or contact the Walkup firm online. Our California bicycle accident lawyers will meet with injured people and their families in our office, at home or in a hospital room.