News reports that a San Francisco bicyclist was been stuck and killed by a Muni bus this past week. Earlier this fall, a bicyclist was fatally injured when a semi-tractor truck took a right turn from "an improper position" and struck a young woman. The accident marks the second Muni Bus/bicyclist accident since 2010.
The most recent accident occurred in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood and remains under investigation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a San Francisco bicycle accident, it is important to consult with a dedicated San Francisco personal injury attorney right away. An experienced accident attorney can work with you to determine all of factors that may have lead to a particular accident and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Several bicycle accidents have led to serious personal injuries and deaths recently in San Francisco, leading to many questions concerning the safety of bicyclists and the need to share the road.
Below are some tips if you have been in a San Francisco bicycle accident.
First and foremost, if you have been injured obtain medical assistance immediately.
Once your medical needs have been addressed, it's a good idea to file a police report. A police report can be powerful evidence concerning exactly what happened immediately before and at the scene of the incident.
Further, if there are bystanders, ask anyone who may have seen the crash to call the police and provide you their contact information, such as name and telephone numbers. Memories fade so whenever any type of accident occurs, getting witness statements immediately can be crucial to help you recover damages.
Make sure to let the police know if you suspect that the driver may have been using a cell phone or was otherwise distracted make sure to let the police know. This can become a significant issue in determining fault.
It is also important that you keep all your records related to the accident in one place – such as copies of the police report, any personal notes you may have about the accident, and any photographs that you may take at the scene (your smart phone is a great tool to collect evidence).
Finally, contact a knowledgeable San Francisco personal injury attorney. Even though filing a personal injury lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind, a top San Francisco lawyer can help you collect evidence and determine your next steps. For more information contact the skilled
San Francisco accident attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.