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This is a wonderful city to get out and ride a bicycle in. Sure, there are some hills, but what better way to stay in shape while enjoying the fresh air?

We know that the last thing you want to think about when you ride is getting injured, but the reality is that you have to remain vigilant. We want to talk about a recent cycling incident.

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital in life threatening condition last after being hit by a vehicle on the 1600 block of Howard Street. Unfortunately, they died from their injuries.

Another life has taken on the streets of San Francisco.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition released a statement and said, “One thing is clear: San Francisco’s streets remain designed for drivers in fast-moving cars, not people biking or walking.”

At Allegiance Law, we too are tired of hearing about these accidents, most of which are caused by the negligence of someone other than the cyclist. We are here when you need a San Francisco bicycle accident attorney.

The Numbers

In California’s latest reporting year, there were 11,634 bicycle accident injuries and 147 bicycle accident fatalities.

Yes, those are high numbers. Now let’s get a little close to home. San Francisco saw 603 bicyclists injured or killed during the same year.

When a bicyclist is hit by a vehicle, the impact can leave devastating injuries, especially when you consider that the cyclist will hit the ground as well. Often, there are major injuries that require extreme medical interventions.

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Major internal organ damage

Surgery is usually required to fix these injuries. If extended rehabilitation is needed, the costs can skyrocket.

Sometimes, people are permanently disabled as a result of a bicycle accident, unable to live their lives normally or return to work.

This can impact entire families.

What Happens

Bicycle accidents happen in much the same ways that all accidents do. Many times it is due to the negligence of other drivers on the roadway.

If a driver is distracted by their phones or other devices, maybe sending a text or watching a video, they are much less likely to see a bicyclist. If they are impaired by drugs or alcohol, they can cause major devastation.

In the case of San Francisco, we have to wonder how many of these accidents could have been prevented if the city, county, and state government would work together to improve the road conditions for bicyclists.

What Happens Now

At Allegiance Law, we know that any accident is scary, particularly a bicycle accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in one and it was due to somebody else’s negligence, we want to help.

We know how quickly medical expenses can pile up, leaving you in financial instability. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve, from covering your medical bills to your lost income. Do not wait to seek legal assistance. When you need a San Francisco bicycle accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395 for a free consultation.

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