Cyclists Representing Cyclists


More Than $300 Million Recovered for Our Clients Throughout California

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 783 cyclists lost their lives in traffic collisions across the United States in 2017. And, according to the Los Angeles Times, California leads the way as one of the deadliest states for cyclists, with about 4% of all traffic-related deaths in the state involving cyclists.

If you were hit by a negligent automobile driver while cycling, you have the right to take legal action. At Bike Legal, our California cyclist-auto accident lawyers have more than 35 years of experience focusing solely on bicycle accident claims. Because many of our key staff members are avid cyclists themselves, we understand the unique challenges injured cyclists face. We have represented severely injured cyclists and the families of those wrongfully killed. We know how to help you secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

Call 1-877-Bike-Legal or contact us online today to request a free, confidential consultation.

How Negligent Drivers Cause Bicycle Accidents

In order to recover compensation after a bicycle accident, you must demonstrate that the at-fault driver acted either negligently or wrongfully. The most common of these scenarios is negligence, though a driver may have acted wrongfully if he or she was behaving recklessly or intentionally hit you.

Some common examples of how negligent drivers cause bicycle accidents include:

Texting or using a cell phone while driving

Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol

Failing to follow posted speed limits (speeding)

Driving while distracted

Driving while tired/falling asleep at the wheel

Failing to yield the right-of-way to cyclists

Failing to follow the “three-feet” rule when passing a cyclist

Engaging in aggressive driving behaviors/road rage

Passing too closely/too fast near a cyclist

Failing to stop at red lights and/or stop signs

Opening doors into the path of oncoming cyclists

This list is not exhaustive; there are many other instances in which a negligent driver can cause an accident that leaves a cyclist gravely injured. Sadly, even with proper safety gear and precautions, cyclists tend to suffer the brunt of catastrophic injuries when they are hit by cars, as they are simply no match for large, heavy, fast-moving vehicles. Common bicycle accident injuries include spinal cord injuriesfractured claviclestraumatic brain injuries, broken bones, serious cuts and scrapes, soft tissue damage, and more—all of which can completely alter your life.

Contact Bike Legal for a Free Consultation

After an auto-bicycle accident, you do not have to face the future alone. At Bike Legal, our California bicycle accident attorneys have the resources, skill, and knowledge to fight for you and your fair recovery. We are uniquely positioned to represent injured cyclists throughout California and help them secure the maximum compensation they are owed. Our proven track record of results speaks for itself.

For your free case evaluation, visit our website or call 1-877-BIKE LEGAL today.

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Why Work With Us?

We Understand Bike Accidents!

Deep Rooted in the Community

We have a real cycling culture at our law firm.  We are actively involved in the cyclist community and sponsor local teams and events.

Superior Results

We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our cycling clients.

Experienced Legal Team

Our team has been involved in the cycling community for the past 11 years and have handled hundreds of cycling cases.

24/7 Personalized Access

Speak with our Client Coordinator 24/7 and schedule same-day appointments.

Unparalleled Resources

Our team has the resources and relationships with experts to help you through your medical treatment and build your case quickly to maximize results.


We are not afraid to take your case to court to get the best possible outcome.