HOW WE INVESTIGATE SIGNIFICANT INJURY BICYCLE ACCIDENT CASES
Below is a synopsis of what we do in a significant litigated bicycle injury accident case.
Of course, we investigate for driver error and any design negligence. For design negligence our purpose is to find out if there are any responsible entities such as a city, county or town that may have contributed to the accident through their negligence where otherwise they could have made safety improvements which would have prevented the injury.
We evaluate all collision reports.
If relevant, we will photograph and evaluate all safety and operational aspects regarding uncontrolled, signalized and / or mid-block collision locations. We are often involved in multi-lane commercial street bicycle cases.
If appropriate, we will acquire and evaluate engineering reports for design standards, transportation policies, safety report studies, driver handbooks, guides and plan reports of organizations such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials, the Federal Highway Administration, California Department of Transportation, (CalTrans,) any master bicycle street project and any other relevant state or local engineering or transportation department.
We will obtain all community plans and policy documents and evaluate records or synopsis that involve traffic safety committees, planning commissions, etc. We will acquire and evaluate all records relating to traffic safety enforcement activities at the accident location.
We will interview and, if necessary, hire our traffic engineers and study each design element if appropriate. Since our teams have already done many cases, we have a library of photos and publications throughout California related to bicycle safety and street design.
Our goal is twofold. First, to help and represent bicycle injury victims and second to make the streets of California safer for bicyclists.
If you or a loved one was in a significant injury accident involving a bicycle you owe it to yourself to contact Nadrich & Cohen at 1-800-718-4658 determine who all the responsible parties are in you or your loved one's accident.
We promise you we will leave no stone unturned.
There is no cost for our services until we obtain a recovery.
We handle bicycle cases throughout California