In This Issue:
- CASE HIGHLIGHTS
-Bicyclist struck and killed by big rig / $5 million insurance policy limits
- Motorcyclist struck by driver trying to exit freeway at last minute / $1.25 million insurance policy limits
- Bicyclist killed on cross-country ride / Confidential settlement
- WEAPONS & TACTICS
- I feel your pain (or the Spence method taken over the top)
- STATUTE CHANGE
- Post your jury fees early or risk losing your civil jury
- SAFETY FIRST
- Bicycle accidents: Avoidance and Aftermath
- STAFF NEWS
- Professional, Social and Volunteer Work
Dear Friends, Clients and Colleagues:
We love bicycles. Very few things fuel that wide childhood grin as getting on a bike. The feel of the wind in your face, the ability to charter your own path, the knowledge that your pedal power got you there… bicycle travel is outstanding. This is not to short-shrift motorcycling, which in itself is every bit as fun — perhaps even more so with the added speed.
Automobile drivers know how much fun the road is too. They roll down their windows to feel the warm air, dreaming that they are in a convertible. Tapping into their childhood days, they recall riding that Schwinn Stingray with the vinyl banana seat sticking to bare legs in the summer heat. They too want to be kids again.
This summer, we explore the trials and tribulations of two-wheeled journeys. Most trips occur without incident. A small fraction end in tragedy. In this edition, we talk about the deaths and injuries, including one of our own (which he used as a practice pointer for helping our clients). We also provide safety tips on best practices when out on a bike.
Enjoy life and ride safely. Thousands of riders successfully get to their destinations every day without a problem. Those rides do not get reported. The rare but tragic incidents do. Please don’t let the incidents we’re reporting on make you consider parking your two wheels. And most importantly, roll with it…
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