A man riding his bicycle at night while wearing dark clothing and not having the proper lighting equipment was struck by a driver making a left turn in a poorly-lit area. The police found the man to be at-fault for the collision, claiming that due to the man’s dark clothing and poor lighting, it was reasonable for him to be struck by a vehicle.
The man was badly hurt and scared for being blamed for causing the accident. He suffered a fractured left leg and knee which required multiple surgeries. He did not know what to do or if he could be compensated for his injuries since he was found to be at-fault, so he decided to call The Dunnion Law Firm for help.
The Dunnion Law Firm immediately recognized that the police officer’s opinion was wrong! A quick investigation by the experienced attorneys at The Dunnion Law Firm revealed the defendant driver was not only was speeding, but the man was visible to the driver for more than a sufficient amount of time. If the driver had been paying proper attention and slowed the vehicle slightly, the accident would have never happened.
The evidence from The Dunnion Law Firm’s investigation was presented to the driver’s insurance carrier, Allstate, and they immediately recognized the strength of the arguments made by The Dunnion Law Firm. They quickly tendered the driver’s $100,000.00 policy limit in less than three weeks after the man hired The Dunnion Law Firm.
It just goes to show that, sometimes, even when people are found to be at-fault for a collision by the investigating officer, it doesn’t mean the other driver doesn’t share some comparative negligence to compensate them for their injuries, pain and suffering.