Indigent Cyclist Recovers Big Despite Dishonest New Driver
Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm
A Kern County man was riding his bicycle on the right shoulder of a four lane road, in accordance with traffic safety laws. A 16 year old new driver, still on his provisional license, was driving down the same road in the same direction behind him, exceeding the posted speed limit. The young driver, either due to inexperience or negligence, struck the bicyclist with his full sized pickup truck, destroying the bicycle and inflicting numerous broken bones throughout the man’s body.
Police officers arrived before paramedics and began taking statements from everyone except the bicyclist, who was still laying in the roadway. Concerned only with himself, the young driver lied to police about the facts of the collision, placing blame squarely on the man he had just nearly killed. Unfortunately for the man, police believed the young driver, and so did the insurance company which refused to pay a single cent to the injured man. That’s when he decided to call The Dunnion Law Firm.
Attorneys from The Dunnion Law Firm immediately began investigating the collision, taking statements from witnesses and analyzing the physical evidence from the scene. It was clear to the attorneys that not only had the young driver lied, but that all involved were dismissing the man because of his indigent status. The Dunnion Law Firm attorneys presented an indisputable case to the insurance carrier with a 2 week deadline to pay up. The insurance carrier immediately tendered a six figure settlement without a single argument, and despite the outrage of the young driver’s father. The Dunnion Law Firm’s thorough, no nonsense approach, resulted in the maximum recovery in the shortest amount of time.