ClickCease Bicycle Accident Archives | Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger

Cyclist v. Forest Products Distributor – Big Rig Negligence

The Walkup bike lawyers represented an East Bay special education teacher who was run over by a National Forrest Products delivery truck, causing major leg and pelvis injuries. Our client spent months at Stanford University Hospital undergoing many operations to save her legs from amputation. Her medical bills exceeded $2 million. We proved that the…

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Cyclist v. Alameda County – Defective Roadway

Our attorneys achieved a settlement on behalf of a 29-year-old amateur cyclist whose front tire became wedged in the broken grates of a storm drain cover. The claim was brought against Alameda County. Our client was traveling at roughly 10 mph when he was propelled over the handlebars as his bike came to an abrupt…

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Bicyclist Injured By Dangerous Railroad Crossing

When our client was attempting to bike near the South Bay City of Saratoga, he came across a railroad crossing along his route. As he attempted to cross the tracks, which were badly worn down, his front tire got trapped between the rails and the pavement. With his bike’s momentum halted, he flew over the…

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Bicycle – San Francisco Market Street Collision

Walkup bike lawyers negotiated a $750,000 settlement on behalf of a 28-year-old woman who was struck by a fully loaded Ford F-450 pickup truck as it made a right turn from Market Street onto the Central Freeway on-ramp at Octavia Street in San Francisco. The collision took place as the plaintiff was traveling on her…

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Adult Cyclist v. City of Saratoga

Venued in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Michael Kelly, Matthew Davis and Andrew McDevitt represented a 47-year-old tech company VP who sustained paralyzing injuries when struck by a left-turning car while bicycling on the path of a popular Peninsula bike route. Eight years earlier a local newspaper labeled the location where the crash occurred as…

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18-Wheeler Sideswipes Bicyclist

We represented a young woman who was sideswiped while cycling on her way to work in Berkeley, California. The rear dual wheels of the tractor-trailer rolled over her, causing severe injuries to both of her lower extremities. She required months of hospitalization and more than 10 surgeries to help save her legs from amputation. Our…

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$4 Million Verdict Returned Against L.A. Transit District

As we went to press, Doug Saeltzer and Doris Cheng obtained a multimillion dollar jury verdict against the Los Angeles County Municipal Transit Authority (LACMTA), on behalf of the mother of 21-year-old bicyclist who was hit and killed after changing lanes in front of a moving bus. All experts agreed that the turn was too…

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Conor M. Kelly obtained a $400,000 settlement on behalf of a veteran who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and a fractured pelvis while riding with a group of three other cyclists on Skyline Boulevard when his front tire struck an area of uneven pavement. He lost control of his bicycle and fell to the…

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