In the Man of La Mancha, Don Quixote's squire observes:
"Whether the pitcher hits the rock or the rock hits the pitcher, it's going to be bad for the pitcher."
The same holds true for pedestrians and bicyclists who are hit by automobiles or trucks. Pedestrians or cyclists are at high risk for serious injury or death, and they need the serious personal injury attorneys at Easton & Easton, LLP who have a combined 70 years of experience in representing injured persons in these types of accidents.
Because of their speed and mass, motor vehicles are capable of inflicting great damage and injury to a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist and must be operated with these risks in mind. Even if the initial police report is against you, Easton & Easton, LLP has had great success in recovering monetary compensation for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists after we have investigated and established that most if not all of the fault belongs on the defendant motor vehicle driver.
$175,000 Bike Accident in Freeway Gore Point
This year our firm resolved a hard fought bicycle accident case against the State of California where our client - a weekly cyclist with over 10 years of extensive cycling experience - crashed on Northbound Newport Coast Drive in the gore point for the SR-73 toll road on-ramp due to ground down asphalt in the gore point. As our client approached the gore point, he was unaware that roadwork had occurred and the asphalt had been ground down on the on-ramp and gore point because there were no warning cones or roadwork signs.
As cyclists are not permitted to ride on freeways and the gore point is considered part of the SR-73 freeway, the State of California contended that it did not need to place any warnings at the gore point. The State of California's Safety Expert testified at his deposition that cyclists needed to merge into the middle lane of the roadway in order to stay off the freeway on-ramp lanes. When it was pointed out that vehicles on Newport Coast Drive were traveling in excess of 60 MPH, the State's Expert realized his ridiculous position. Through further litigation, we showed that the only reasonable path for cyclists on this roadway was to pass through the gore point, resulting in a settlement of $175,000 one month before trial.
Contact Our Experienced Pedestrian And Bicycle Accident Lawyers
At Easton & Easton, LLP, our combined 70 years of experience allow us to seamlessly assess and coordinate medical care to make certain the full extent of our clients' injuries are identified, treated, and provable.
We understand the tricks, stratagems, and defenses the insurance companies and their attorneys use to defeat or minimize a claim, and at Easton & Easton, LLP we utilize our experience, skill, and dedication to make certain our clients do not fall victim to the insurance companies' tricks and stratagems.
Please call us at 800-461-8259 for a free initial consultation. If we do not take your case, there is no charge.