Category Archives: Bicycle Law

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident


What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Discusses What to Do After a Bike Accident

Being careful and observing all safety measures that have been put in place by the state is paramount when riding a bicycle. However, no matter how safety conscious you are, sometimes the odds can be against you. Knowing what to do immediately after a bicycle accident can make a difference in saving the lives of those who may be severely injured, as well as help with protecting your rights and getting just compensation for your injuries. In this article, our San Francisco bicycle accident lawyer gives tips on what to do after a bicycle accident. Continue reading

The App That Could Prevent Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents

BikeShield Hopes to Reduce Accidents in San Francisco and other Top Bicyclist Metros


When you’re riding your bike or motorcycle in the Bay Area, especially on our famous crooked and steep streets, you are always on high alert (or at least, you should be!). Since they can be difficult to see, these small vehicles are more vulnerable to accidents. Before you know it, you’re hit by an oncoming driver who “never saw you coming,” seriously injured and in search of an Oakland personal injury lawyer. What tools are there to help you protect yourself? Continue reading

Checklist of What to Do Right After Bicycle Accident

Advice from a Bay Area Injury Lawyer

San Francisco Accident LawyerCyclists have as a right to be on the road, just like motorists do. Unfortunately, when bicycle collisions happen, the results can often be catastrophic. The laws of physics are unforgiving, and bikes are at a major physical disadvantage during collisions. All cyclists should know what to do after an accident. Some cases will require the assistance of a bicycle accident lawyer. Having the necessary information ready can speed up the legal process. Keep these tips in mind: Continue reading

New California Law: 3 Feet For Safety

Preventing Bicycle Accidents and Making Streets Safer

Cyclists have welcomed the implementation of a new law to create safer biking conditions in California. Under the new law, which went into effect September 16, 2014, car drivers will be slapped with a $250 fine if they don’t allow at least three feet of space between the car and a cyclist riding in the same direction. Continue reading

California Bicycle and Auto Safety in 2014

Preventing Personal Injury in the Bay Area

As auto accident attorneys, it’s our job at the Law Offices of Daniel Vega to educate the public about any new laws and regulations regarding bicycle and motor vehicle safety. Last September, the Golden State passed a new rule designed to help automobiles and bicycles “get along better” on the road by requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot distance between their vehicle and any bicycle when both vehicles head in the same direction. The California DMV says that a vehicle may pass a bike only “when no danger is present to the bicyclist.” Continue reading

How Common Are Bay Area Bicycle Accidents?

From: a San Francisco Bicycle Accident Lawyer

A typical Bay Area bicycle accident lawyer can quickly rattle off disturbing statistics about bike crashes in the San Francisco, Bay Area. For instance, in 2010, 618 people lost their lives in bike crashes in the U.S. That marked a major decrease (believe it or not) from the 1995 fatality numbers (830). Continue reading

California Bicycle Accident Law: Surprisingly Easy To Violate!

Whether you or a loved one was hurt by a car or truck, or you are the victim of a California bicycle accident, you are probably not up to speed on the Golden State’s bicycle laws.

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, bicycles are classified as vehicles in the State of California. Cyclists get a lot of the same rights as motorists do… but they also have a lot of the same responsibilities. The law does not treat cyclists and motorists identically, though. Continue reading