San Jose Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Helping to Keep Roads Safe for Bay Area Bicyclists for More than 40 Years
Our attorneys at Bohn & Fletcher, LLP in San Jose have helped injured people in Campbell, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Los Gatos and the greater Bay Area for more than 40 years. Whether you were injured while riding your bicycle due to another person’s unsafe driving or a dangerous road condition, we are here to help. Our law firm offers excellent attorneys with experience handling cases for clients injured while bicycling. We walk you through the legal process from beginning to end, keeping you informed every step of the way. At Bohn & Fletcher, we believe that excellent legal representation and close, personal attention should be the rule, not the exception.
Get the Compensation You Deserve for Your Bicycle-Related Injury
Bicyclists face unique challenges on the road. They do not enjoy the protections offered to pedestrians and cannot contend with the power and size of even small automobiles. A bicycle rider must always be on the lookout for pedestrians on foot and at the same time exercise extreme caution when riding among cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles. Our accident lawyers guide you through the legal process following an accident. If you were injured, you should promptly get the medical help you need and document the accident as best you can with photographs and witness information. Be sure not to sign any sort of settlement agreement with the responsible party’s insurance company unless you have spoken with an automobile accident lawyer from Bohn & Fletcher.
Common Auto vs Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists all over the state of California suffer serious injuries each year from collisions with automobiles. Property damage, broken bones, paralysis and even death may result from accidents involving autos and bicycles. Common dangers that affect bicycle riders include:
- Drivers failing to check their blind spot when changing lanes
- Motorists turning directly in front of oncoming cyclists
- Buses sideswiping riders traveling on the shoulder
- Car doors swinging open in front of bike riders
- Drunk drivers hitting bicyclists
- Cars failing to properly stop at stop signs or red lights
- Drivers pulling out from a driveway, side street, or parking lot without checking for bicyclists
Generally, motorists tend to be found liable in collisions involving bicyclists and pedestrians. If you were hurt, you need qualified legal representation to make sure all potential losses are identified and to protect all various claims you might have.
Call Now for Your First Free Meeting
At Bohn & Fletcher, we strive to be a law firm for the people. We offer free first meetings for all clients. Our firm also works on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay for our legal services if your case results in a recovery. We serve injured people in the greater San Jose area, and we gladly visit you in your home or hospital if you cannot travel. For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call 408-279-4222 today. We look forward to hearing from you.