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Year: 2014

Bicycle-Accident Cases: Independent/Defense Medical Exams

Posted on September 30, 2014 in About the process

In many bicycle-accident injury cases, the insurance company will eventually demand that the injured cyclist attend a medical examination with a doctor of the insurance company’s own choosing.  The insurance company has a right to demand one such examination pursuant to California’s Code of Civil Procedure. The insurance company likes to refer to these examinations as…

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About Lawsuits

Posted on August 31, 2014 in Law

Filing the Lawsuit   In some cases, a cyclist and their lawyer may agree that filing a lawsuit is necessary in order to obtain fair financial compensation for the injured cyclist.  These lawsuits are filed in civil court and are sometimes known as “personal injury” or “tort” lawsuits.  The first stage is typically the filing…

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78-Year-Old SF Cyclist Is Hit By Metro Bus With No S1 Guard

Posted on May 7, 2014 in Bicycle News

SF Weekly’s Joe Eskenazi details a horrible incident last fall where an elderly man carrying full bags of recyclables was involved in a collision with the municipal bus where the victim was crushed beneath the rear of the bus due to it not being outfitted with “S1 Gard” protectors, which keep cyclists from falling in the…

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What You Need to Know About Bicycle Accident Claims

Posted on April 21, 2014 in Bicycle News,Law,Safety

If you or someone you care about was injured in a bicycle accident, an experienced Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Lawyer can help you pursue a claim for compensation. Determining Who is Responsible for Bicycle Accident Injuries Reckless and negligent drivers pose a serious risk of injury and death to bicycle riders. If you were struck and injured…

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Marin County Open Car Door Collision Settlement in March 2014

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Case Results

March, 2014 – Driver of motor vehicle was parking on major street in Marin County and suddenly opened his door into the path of a cyclist in the bicycle lane.  Cyclist’s injuries, including pneumothorax and other serious laceration required minor surgery.  Driver’s insurance company, State Farm, accepted responsibility for the accident but made an offer…

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What Bicycle Riders Should Know if They Are Struck at a Crosswalk

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Law,Safety

Cyclists, like motor vehicle drivers, must understand and obey the rules of the road to minimize the risk of injury. If you or a loved one was injured while riding a bike in a crosswalk, a Los Angeles Bicycle Accident Lawyer can analyze whether you can pursue a claim for injuries. Driving Rules for Cyclists When you…

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Cyclist Is Struck By Quick Left Turn From The Opposite Lane

Posted on April 10, 2014 in Case Results

February, 2014 – Driver made a quick left turn without yielding or signaling and in doing so cut off and caused cyclist (who had been approaching from the opposite direction) to crash while on a training ride in the Atherton area.  Cyclist’s injuries required minor surgery to repair torn ligament.  Driver’s insurance company, AAA, denied responsibility…

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