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In addition to the negligent automobile driver, we often look at the culpability of other less obvious culprits. For example, the area where the collision occurs can mislead both the driver and the cyclist as to who has the right of way or the safest way to give the cyclist enough room to maneuver.
Usually, this is the fault of the public entity that designed the intersection or striping where the collision occurs. Sometimes, multiple entities have a hand in creating the dangerous condition. We have encountered numerous cases where these issues have arisen and our efforts to hold the public entity responsible have resulted not only in securing full compensation for our client’s injuries but also in forcing the entity to redesign the intersection to make it safer for both motorists and cyclists alike. Call Sacramento & Elk Grove-based lawyer John O'Brien 916.714.8200 for a free consultation.
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