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CA Bicycle Litigation Tip: “998 Offers”

Posted on October 16, 2012 in Law

Anytime a claim for damages is brought against a negligent driver on behalf of an injured cyclist, one of the most essential tools to be used is California’s Statutory Offer to Compromise under Civil Code section 998, commonly known as a “998 offer.” A 998 offer is much like any other offer to settle that…

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CA Bicycle Litigation Tip: “Form Interrogatories”

Posted on October 16, 2012 in Law

In a bicycle-accident lawsuit brought against a careless or reckless driver, an injured cyclist has the option to use what are referred to as “form interrogatories” (“form rogs”).  Interrogatories, or “rogs,” are questions that can be served on the adverse party during the “discovery” phase of a bicycle accident lawsuit in order to find out…

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CA Bicycle Litigation Tip: “Requests for Admission”

Posted on October 16, 2012 in Law

While there are many litigation devices in California that can facilitate the proving of a cyclist’s claim for damages in a bicycle/auto-accident lawsuit, one of the most powerful is the famed “Request for Admission” (“RFA”).   This important tool can expedite any bicycle accident lawsuit by eliminating the need to prove undisputed facts. When one…

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Important Information Regarding Some Accident Claims

Posted on October 10, 2012 in Law

While many bicycle accident cases fall under the 2-year statute of limitations (giving the cyclist 2 years in which to either finalize a settlement or else file a lawsuit for damages), there are some important exceptions. In many cases, California law provides for a much shorter time period in which to file a lawsuit. One…

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S.F. bicyclist in fatal crash may face felony charges

Posted on July 27, 2012 in Law

S.F. bicyclist in fatal crash may face felony Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Jason Henry / Special To The Chronicle Chris Bucchere hit and killed Sutchi Hui at the intersection of Castro and Market streets in San Francisco on March 29. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is preparing to file felony vehicular manslaughter charges…

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The Law: Cycling Under the Influence

Posted on July 10, 2012 in Laws

Riding a bicycle under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants is a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 21200.5 and is a crime punishable by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250): “Notwithstanding Section 21200, it is unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle upon a highway while under…

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