Alameda Family Files Lawsuit For Death Of Bicyclist

by Staff Blogger | August 6th, 2012

August 6, 2012

The widow and two daughters of an Alameda, California, bicyclist who died after being involved in a collision on Grizzly Peak Boulevard in Oakland name the city as a defendant in their California Wrongful Death lawsuit. Bay City News says the claim alleges the city was negligent in its care of the roads, which ultimately led to the man’s death.

The accident happened this past September when a group of about 15 cyclists headed down a hill in the eastbound lanes. The lawsuit goes on to say that this is where the victim hit a pothole in the road that threw him from his bike and into the oncoming lanes of traffic, where a westbound car also struck him. He died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

City records show that the Oakland Public Works Department had recently received several complaints in regards to the inconsistencies in the road’s surface, but were negligent in the road’s care as they had done little, if anything, to fix the problem.

The family is asking for compensation related to loss of companionship and financial support, as well as funeral and court expenses.

The California Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers understand just how difficult it can be to lose a loved one to an accident and hope that this lawsuit will help bring some closure to the family of the victim who tragically lost his life.