Injuries caused while someone is riding a bicycle or a motorcycle can involve similar issues to car crash cases or trucking crash cases, but also raise additional issues. Injuries can be compensable from several sources, including no-fault benefits (if a motor vehicle is involved and/or if certain types of insurance are maintained by the motorcycle driver/owner.)
An experienced road cyclist was struck from behind by a commercial vehicle. He suffered significant brain and back injuries. The cyclist was obeying all rules. The truck driver was not initially ticketed. After we became involved, a ticket was eventually issued for careless driving. We worked closely with the treating doctors to understand and explain the significance of the brain and back injuries. Our insurance expertise was critical to success in this case. We managed to obtain insurance settlements from the truck insurer, and the errors and omissions policy of the insurance agency that had allowed the company’s liability policy to lapse. In addition to the settlement, all wage loss and medical benefits have been paid. After several days of trial, a settlement was reached with all of the insurance carriers.
* These bicycle and motorcycle crash cases are chosen from many more, to illustrate some of the variety of the issues we have dealt with.
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