Cycling is popular in Southern California. California law requires motorists to maintain three feet between bicyclists when passing. Law enforcement officers prepare incident reports, and often reach conclusions that do not reflect the facts. It is important to know that a law enforcement officer's opinion is not conclusive.
Police Reports and Opinions are Not Admissible
When you file a claim after a bicycle accident, the police report is not admissible evidence. Insurance adjusters must look at facts, as should a jury if your case goes to trial.
Working with a lawyer helps you gather evidence and establish liability. The Vehicle Code's three-foot rule exists for a reason, and officers cannot ignore this law's applicability. It's vital to ensure all drivers stay three feet away from bicyclists, especially when they pass them on the road.
Pursuing Damages After a Bicycle Accident
If you suffer catastrophic injuries, it's essential to have legal counsel to pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. A lawyer has the experience necessary to establish liability, and choosing the right team to be your partner can significantly impact your claim.
Our Torrance bicycle accident attorneys at AgnewBrusavich are here for you. We go the extra mile and do our due diligence to obtain justice on your behalf. We fight for our community, and you can trust that we'll put your needs first when it matters most.
Schedule your free consultation with our team. Call us at (310) 928-9081 today.