The City of Oakland has just agreed to pay $3.25 Million to a woman who sustained significant personal injuries following an Oakland bike accident. The woman, who was wearing her bike helmet, was tossed from her bike after hitting a pothole on Mountain Boulevard. The force of the accident caused propelled her over her handlebars, and she landed headfirst on the pavement 21 feet away. She sustained significant injuries to her face, head and teeth. Doctors placed her in a medically induced coma for four days.
If you have been involved in a bike accident, consulting with an experienced San Francisco bike accident attorney right away. A knowledgeable San Francisco personal injury lawyer can begin an investigation into all of the factors surrounding an accident and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Here evidence showed that "roadway negligence" had played a significant role in this accident and the woman's injuries. Oakland had failed to repair the potholes despite previous complaints by numerous bicyclists.
In fact, roadway negligence is a common cause of bicycle and pedestrian accidents in San Francisco. Roadway negligence applies where a city or other municipality fails to properly maintain or design a street to keep in free from unreasonable dangers. This includes the failure to clear obstructions, failing to fix potholes, not having adequate signage and the failure to have safe passages, such as sidewalks or bike lanes on certain stretches of roadway.
The settlement will be used to help pay for her medical expenses and other damages sustained as the result of the incident.
For more information or if you or a loved on has sustained injuries in any type of personal injury accident, please contact the experienced San Francisco accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.