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Injured in a Bicycle Crash?

Bicycle Crash Attorney in San Diego

The Law Firm of Richard Duquette has recovered millions in damages for injured bicyclists since 1983. Attorney Duquette is an experienced bicyclist himself, and has dedicated his practice to helping this community. He is experienced in all types of cases involving bicycle crashes, injuries, and other legal troubles.

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Bicycle and Car Accident Attorney Oceanside, CA

Bicycle & Car Accidents

Compensation for Catastrophic Bike Accidents

Most serious bicycle accidents are those than involve a vehicle. Bicyclists have the same rights as vehicles when riding in the streets. Cyclists must obey the same traffic laws (with a few variations) and should be shown the same courtesy as other motorists on the road.


Unfortunately, few motorists yield the proper right of way to cyclists, or even notice that they are in the road. The resulting accidents can be devastating for an unsuspecting bicyclist.

Even small cars weigh more than a ton on average. This means that, when a car hits a cyclist, the cyclist is being hit by more than 2,000 pounds of solid metal. If the vehicle that hits the cyclist is travelling at high speeds, then wrongful death is very possible since the bicyclist has little to protect them besides a helmet.

Even at lower speeds, a bicyclist can suffer from road rash, cuts and lacerations from broken glass or sharp metal edges, broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Take immediate action to recover your damages if you were hit by a negligent motorist while riding your bike.

Bicycle Accident Lawyer in San Diego, CA

Hire a Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Oceanside, CA

As an avid cyclist myself, I know the laws in Oceanside and can skillfully defend your bicyclist rights. I have volunteered for and sponsored many cycling events and, having practiced law since 1983, I have what it takes to recover your damages. Speak with me today through a free case evaluation and find out what my firm can do to handle your claim and win fair compensation. I am an active trial lawyer who conducts deep investigations for each case and gets to know each of my clients on a personal level.

Notable Victories for our Firm

When we started representing victims of bicycle crash in San Diego, Oceanside, and other adjacent counties, we knew that we wanted to make a positive difference in peoples' lives. We have never lost sight of this goal, and we continue to provide top-notch legal services to those in need at competitive prices. Through our dedication, hard work, and persistence, we have been able to win major cases for our clients, rewarding them with beneficial recoveries.

Some recent cases we have handled and won include:
  • Palm Desert bicyclist fatality
    On January 5, 2015, in the city of Palm Desert, Mrs. Rose Peters of Durango, Colorado, was tragically killed while riding her hand cycle as a result of the negligent driving of Mrs. Judy Mae Purcell. The survivors were represented by Richard L. Duquette, Esq. and his co-counsel, Browne Greene, Esq. of the prestigious Santa Monica lawyer from Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. He was invaluable in the negotiation of the resolution.
  • Fiesta Island bicyclist accident
    In August 2014, a reckless driver hit a group of about 20 bicyclists after driving the wrong way on a highway. After a thorough investigation and a courtroom battle, we are proud to say that we have won the necessary compensation for one of the victims.
  • Camp Pendleton bicycle crash
    Two people were severely injured and another one fatally after a bus crashed into them as they rode their bicycles. Not only did we secure a financial settlement for the victim we represented, but we also managed to get the North County Transit District (NCTD) to work closely in concert with the bus company to improve their own bicycle safety programs and protocols – an arrangement overseen by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition.
  • $20Million settlement for paralyzed bicyclist
    Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Tom Schultz and Deborah Chang and Richard L. Duquette of the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette obtained a $20,000,000 settlement for a San Diego County bicyclist and his wife after the man suffered quadriplegia as a result of riding his bicycle into an unmarked, unattended, and undetected open construction trench in the City of San Diego. The incident occurred despite the fact that both the State of California and the City of San Diego had previously promulgated plans to increase biking and promote biking safety. You can read the full official press release here:
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Dedicated to the Individual Needs of Each Client

At the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, I take the time to connect with every single one of my clients. You’ll find plenty of lawyers who will take your money and do the bare minimum. But if you are looking for a dedicated advocate, look no further.


Involved in the Cycling Community throughout San Diego

At the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, our San Diego bicycle accident attorney, Mr. Duquette, has been active in the bicycling community, including being a volunteer and sponsor of bicycle and triathlon clubs, races, and events. It is for this reason and more than we are so enthusiastic about the importance of bicycle safety awareness, and the need for strong litigators who can be there to protect the rights of injured bicyclists. You can rest assured in knowing that we will take your case personally, as if we are defending a close friend or family member.

You should also choose our team for legal advocacy because Mr. Duquette has:

  • The Traffic Skills 101 Certificate from the League of American Bicyclists

  • 38+ years of legal and trial experience

  • Graduated from the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College.

  • AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

  • 10/10 "Superb" Avvo rating

Richard L. Duquette

Richard Duquette and His Trial Teams Have Recovered Over
50 Million for Bicycle Injury Clients.

If you or a family member have been injured by another's carelessness, my firm is here for you. With extensive legal experience and a commitment to the best interests of my clients since 1983, you can have confidence when you retain my legal team. Don't delay in securing the competent legal services you need.

Anyone in need of excellent legal counsel can take advantage of a free consultation with me to learn more about what my firm can do to handle their case. The sooner you get my firm involved in your case, the better your chances of achieving the favorable outcome that you need.

“Got into a bicycle vs car mishap resulting in a few nights in the ICU thus hospital bills were mounting in the low 6 figures. Shopped around for legal guidance which led me to attorney and fellow cyclist Richard Duquette who came highly recommended in the San Diego cycling community. The cohesive team worked hard on my behalf and Duquette's generational experience helped navigate and apply pressure to the appropriate parties when necessary. Was able to get the maximum recovery so I could recover without the added stress of paying hospital bills over the next decade. Would highly recommend.”

- Byron

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