​A 51 year-old cyclist was riding his bicycle in a designated bicycle lane in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco when a driver made right turn into a hotel parking lot.

The driver crossed into the bike lane, without warning, cutting off the cyclist and causing very serious personal injuries. Although the cyclist attempted to avoid the negligent driver by braking, he was unable to do so and was forced into the side of the car and thrown over the hood onto the street.

The accident resulted in serious injuries including six broken ribs and a broken collarbone. The driver apologized repeatedly at the scene of the accident, saying he didn’t see the cyclist. However, later (once represented by The Cincinnati Insurance Companies) he tried to claim that the cyclist was “riding too fast” such that he couldn’t see him coming in the bike lane and that is why he turned right in front of the cyclist.

The San Francisco bicycle injury attorney team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers hired an accident reconstruction expert who presented a report proving that the cyclist could not have been traveling more than the posted speed limit and that the motorist was at fault for the accident for failing to make a safe right turn into the parking lot.

The cyclist sought payment of his medical expenses and money for the pain and suffering he endured due to his injuries and his recovery from the accident. He chose to settle for the fair amount of $135,000 just four months after having completed his medical treatment.

Accident Client

“Last March, my partner was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. During this difficult time of healing, we knew that bills were going to pile up and his was going to be a long process. After looking at multiple law firms, we knew that Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers was going to be the best place to work with. Lauren and her team were patient, supportive and caring during his difficult time. His schedule was always busy with work and doctor appointments that his main source of communication was through email. Lauren and her team made it to where he didn’t have to worry about anything but just sending over the paper work he got from the hospital, and other bill collectors involving his incident and they worried about the rest.

Because of all their help my partner Aaron, was able to heal with less worries on his shoulders. By end of December, everything was settled and we were pleased with the results. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Lauren & the Sally Morin team. If you’re looking for a law firm for your incident, I’d definitely look at this law firm.”

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