Chances are excellent that if you’ve ridden a bike in Southern California, you’ve made a left turn! When we make a left turn at an intersection, or into an alley, we are doing it because the law says we can. However, we have encountered numerous cases where the rider is making a legal left turn, sometimes with a group and sometimes solo, and the driver hits the cyclists either as oncoming traffic or from behind. In those cases, the driver will often blame the cyclist for simply making a legal left turn.
We have beaten these outrageous fabrications many times by proving that the driver was not paying attention, and that the cyclist was in the middle of making a legal left turn, or that the driver was speeding and had failed to account for the fact that it often takes longer for a cyclist to make a turn than a car that is accelerating. When the driver and his henchmen in the form of his insurance company insist on these fabrications, we have many instances of filing suit and successfully destroying these bad faith claims in deposition, after which the case can quickly resolve.*
*Our past case result is not a guarantee that your case will also have a successful result.