News reports that a San Francisco bicyclist suffered personal injuries after being hit by a U.S. Postal Service truck in the Richmond District. The bicyclist was traveling east on Clement Street when she was hit by the mail truck. She suffered a head injury. Thankfully her injuries were not life threatening as first had been stated by police. Although the accident is still under investigation, news reports that the truck failed to come to a full stop before entering the intersection and struck the cyclist, who had the right of way.
The San Francisco bus accident serves as a reminder about bike safety and the need for motor vehicles to share the road. Because bicyclists are nearly always the victims in bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles, the need for drivers to maintain proper awareness of bicyclists sharing the roads has never been greater. A skilled San Francisco personal injury lawyer with Bostwick & Peterson LLP can provide valuable insight and guidance in a bicycle accident claim.
When bike accidents occur the potential for harm is great. Bike accident injuries include:
• brain injuries
• head and neck injuries
• broken bones
• road rash
• wrongful death
Where the reckless or negligent conduct of another causes the bike accident, it may be possible to recover compensation for your injuries. If a loved one has been killed, the family may be able to bring a wrongful death action.
For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact the top San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a confidential consultation.