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Category Archives: Bike accidents

Protected Bike Lanes in San Francisco

By Callaway & Wolf |

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has worked to promote a transformative change throughout the city to include dedicated and protected bike lanes. These proponents of a wide-sweeping change want a fully protected bike lane infrastructure to be implemented as quickly as possible. Requests for bike lanes in San Francisco have taken a front seat… Read More »

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San Francisco Bike Traffic and COVID-19

By Callaway & Wolf |

The past few months have been unlike any other in modern history as the United States faces the COVID-19 pandemic. As the summer months approach, it is expected that many will begin to resume typical summer activities, albeit at a hopefully with appropriate precautions. One of the ways that many people, especially in San… Read More »

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Most Dangerous Intersections for Bicyclists in San Francisco

By Boone Callaway |

San Francisco is home to nearly 900,000 people inside an area less than 50 square miles. To say that the area is dense with people is an understatement. In a city this crowded, it’s extremely difficult to own a car let alone get from point A to point B in rush hour traffic. Commuting… Read More »

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Dooring Injuries in San Francisco Can be Serious

By Boone Callaway |

“Dooring,” a bike rider hitting a carelessly opened door from a stopped or parked car, is a major cause of injury bike accidents in San Francisco.  As bike riders, we are advised to avoid riding in the “door zone.”  But we typically ride to the right of traffic on San Francisco’s narrow streets, and… Read More »

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Uber & Lyft Car Accident Information

By Boone Callaway |

Until 2011 and 2012 respectively, if you were without a vehicle and needed car transportation, a taxicab was your only option until San Francisco-headquartered Uber and Lyft ridesharing (also referred to as “transport networking”) appeared on California roads.  Uber started as a luxury service, but quickly expanded its service with “Uber X” to compete… Read More »

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Is it an accident? Ask an Injury Attorney

By Boone Callaway |

Why all the fuss about saying “car crash” instead of “car accident”? At first this question might seem trivial. As a San Francisco accident attorney, I know it really isn’t. Whether it’s a car, bicycle, bus, trolley, or train that crashes — think about how a single word can make a huge difference in meaning. By definition, an… Read More »

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Stop Signs and Bike Accidents: Do San Francisco Bikers Have to Come to a Full Stop?

By Boone Callaway |

Mayor Ed Lee vetoed San Francisco’s Bike Yield Law this January. As a bike accident lawyer and a bike rider in the Bay Area, I watched the progress of this initiative with great interest. If it had passed, the law would have had the effect of allowing bike riders to yield at stop signs… Read More »

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SF cyclist dies in garbage truck crash

Local Lawyer Examines Tragic Cyclist Death After Collision with Garbage Truck

By Boone Callaway |

A 21-year old cyclist named Dylan Mitchell was killed in San Francisco in a crash on Thursday, May 23, 2013, around 6:45 a.m. when a Recology garbage truck traveling in the same direction turned right on South Van Ness Avenue and struck him. Dylan was riding his bicycle to work at the time. It… Read More »

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Bicyclists Face Many Dangers in San Francisco

By Boone Callaway |

San Francisco Has More Bicyclists Than Any Other American City San Francisco has more bicycle riders per capita than any other American city. Those of us working in Bay Area bike injury law realize that bike riders can be injured in a number of ways. Aside from being struck by a vehicle, bicyclists are… Read More »

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San Francisco bike accident lawyer discusses Boone Callaway discusses California Vehicle Code Section 21201, which requires all bicyclists ride with a light on at night.

Safety Tips for Riding Your Bike at Night in San Francisco

By Boone Callaway |

We have encountered several bicycle injury cases where we could have gotten a great result for our client, if only he or she had been using a light on their bicycle. Of course, it is possible that those clients would never have needed to call an attorney if they’d had a light, which would… Read More »

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