I am looking for a cycling lawyer who handles cases against city and county agencies. I was biking to work yesterday in San Mateo by the Caltrain pedestrian bike path when I was suddenly met by sand bags laid out across the bike lane and across the street. This is a poorly lit area and cones were placed immediately next to the sandbags. This area is an ever changing cone configuration because of construction, and placing the cones right beside the sandbags goes against the going-convention used in this area where cones directs traffic through rather than block.
By the time we saw sandbags, it was too late. I slid and laid out the bike the avoid flipping over. The guy behind me flipped over the sandbags altogether. I spoke with Gary Brustin @ bicyclinglawyer.com who said I may be able to make a claim and suggested speaking with a lawyer that specializes in claims against cities and counties. Any suggestions would be appreciated!