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San Jose: One of the Most Dangerous Places for Cyclists in Silicon Valley

 Posted on March 10, 2023 in Personal Injury

san jose bicycle accident lawyerWhile San Jose has a reputation for having some of the best areas for cycling – including the Hicks Road Loop, Coyote Creek Trail Loop, and the Guadalupe River Trail – it also has the reputation of being one of the worst areas when it comes to bike accidents.

San Jose Bike Accident Stats

According to statewide data, between 2011 through 2021, there were 2,803 bike accidents in San Jose. There were 38 people killed in these accidents and more than 2,700 people suffered injuries. San Jose had the most number of bike accidents out of all cities in the Silicon Valley area during that time frame.

Bike accident statistics during this 10-year period also revealed that the second most dangerous areas in Silicon Valley are downtown San Jose and in the area around San Jose University. This area had just under 100 bike accidents, resulting in one death and 92 people injured.

According to current data, San Jose has an average of 20 bike accidents every single day. Although San Jose does have a Better Bike Plan 2025 that has plans to add more bike lanes, bike parking, and sharing services, bike safety advocates are urging the city to take the necessary steps to expedite the necessary infrastructure projects to keep cyclists safe.

Contact a Santa Clara Personal Injury Attorney

Victims of bike accidents often suffer serious to catastrophic injuries because of the lack of protection there is between the bike and the vehicle that hits it. Some of the most common injuries include head and brain injuries, facial injuries, bone fractures, internal injuries, and soft tissue injuries. These injuries leave cyclists with long-term or even permanent disabilities.

If you have been injured in a bike accident caused by a negligent driver, you likely have medical bills piling up for treatments you have needed for those injuries. You may also have been unable to work while you are recovering, which means lost wages. These financial losses are some of the damages a San Jose bike accident attorney can help you recover in a bike accident claim. You may also be able to recover damages for pain and suffering, emotional anguish, permanent disability, scarring, and more.

Contact Fuller Law Firm at 408-234-7563 to schedule a free and confidential consultation and find out how Attorney Cory Lee Fuller can help get you the financial compensation you deserve.





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