Bicycle accident injuries can be severe. The issues of liability associated with bicycle riders are significant and substantial. Outside of whether the bicyclist complied with the motor vehicle laws, there is also a bias towards bicyclists harbored by many motorists. Bicyclists are viewed as reckless, dangerous and assuming the risk of any injury they suffer. Click here to read article regarding assumption of the risk.
Bicycle accident cases are further complicated by equipment used by the cyclist. Inevitably, jurors want to know whether the cyclist was wearing a helmet, wearing a reflective vest, whether a head lamp/tail light was used and whether they had reflectors. Also, issues on whether the bicycle was a “racing” bike comes up to show that the cyclist was somehow at fault. Our attorneys have developed jury selection techniques to bring out these biases and to assist in picking a jury that will provide the injured client and equal chance in the courtroom.
With technology, there are a whole host of evidentiary issues that did not exist in bicycle accident cases 10 years ago. These include GPS enabled devices that record speed, location and other elements of a person’s ride. This technology has been used by attorneys at the Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian, P.C. to speak for those killed in bicycle accidents.
Our office has used accident reconstruction, human factor and bio-mechanical experts to assist their clients in proving their case. These experts can assist in hurdling some of the bias that is harbored against cyclists in injury cases. Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian, P.C. has access to such experts and properly utilizes them to put on their injured client’s case.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian, P.C. have faced all these issues in several bicycle accident related trials and have a track record of coming out on top. If you have any questions related to a bicycle accident case, please contact an attorney at our office to schedule a meeting.