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Bicyclist Collects Policy Limits from San Jose Motorist

Bicyclist Collects Policy Limits from San Jose Motorist

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 25-Jan-2016

A 26 year old man was riding his bicycle in Santa Clara County on August 13, 2015, at approximately 9:30 a.m. As he was attempting to go northbound on the Great Mall Parkway bike lane, traffic was stopped. He attempted to "filter" between the vehicles to get to the middle divider. Unfortunately, during his maneuver, he was struck by a Lexus automobile. He suffered injuries to his neck, back and both knees. When he contacted the adverse motorist insurance company, he was advised that he would not be paid for his injuries or his bicycle because he was found to be the at fault party. At that point he hired The Dunnion Law Firm to make his claim for him. The Dunnion Law Firm attorney reviewed the police report and found that indeed the investigating officer had found the claimant/bicyclist at fault for violation of California Vehicle Code Section 21453(a), a red light violation. The bicyclist denied the red light violation and asserted that he was working his way through traffic to get to the bike lane. The Dunnion Law Firm attorney analyzed the police report and made favorable arguments on behalf of the bicyclist. When faced with the analysis, the insurance carrier for the adverse driver agreed with The Dunnion Law Firm and offered its full policy limits in the amount of $50,000.00.