We daily handle cases where drivers claim a cyclist swerved or “appeared” in front of them, out of “nowhere”—excuses the drivers use to justify rear-ending, T-boning, or sideswiping the cyclist.
We have overcome these situations numerous times by factual analysis.
This includes the fact that the cyclist was conspicuous, that the cyclist was going the same direction and did not serve as shown by GPS/Strava data, or at times showing that there was a high likelihood that the driver was unaware because s/he was glued to phone as shown by cell phone records. These can be the toughest cases to fight because the traffic collision report often blames the cyclist, not the driver. Many law firms do not take on these cases because they know that the driver and their insurance company will fight liability tooth and toenail. We review the report as attorneys but also as cyclists who weekly log hundreds of miles on the streets of Southern California. As crucially, we listen to you, the rider, when we decide whether to take your case. We have had many successful case results where the driver claimed that the rider swerved in front of their car “out of the blue.” This isn’t a guarantee that we’ll succeed in your case, but it indicates that we don’t take a cookie cutter approach and we give you the credibility you deserve. Likewise, we have handled many cases successfully when other firms rejected the case due to the difficulty of proving liability. We aren’t deterred by difficult cases, by lying drivers, by lazy law enforcement, or by ill-intentioned insurers. Our most important case is yours.*
*Our past case result is not a guarantee that your case will also have a successful result.