Bicycle Accidents Attorney in Denver, Colorado

What are the biggest challenges you face in bicycle accident cases?

Denver, CO personal injury lawyer George McLaughlin talks about the biggest challenges he faces in bicycle accident cases.

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there’s
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a prejudice against bicyclists motorists
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think
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they own the road they have the right to
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be on the road why is that bicycle out
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here bicycles should be
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in a bike lane and if there isn’t a bike
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lane they shouldn’t be on the road or
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they should be on the sidewalk well
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that’s not the law uh the law is that a
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bicyclist has as much
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opportunity to be on the roadway as does
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a motorist but if you have one of these
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cases and it was a motorist cause
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collision
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it’s tough to get people on the jury
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that don’t say
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gee you know i kind of agree with the
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motorist here you know why
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why is the bicyclist out there so that
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juror bias is a problem
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in personal injury bicycle crash cases
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that involve
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a motor vehicle when it comes to product
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liability claims
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against bicycle manufacturers it’s
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often difficult to have the evidence
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preserved
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get proper documentation of the scene
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where the bicycle crash
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occurred evidence gets lost if you have
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a bicycle part
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failure you need to get competent
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engineers
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involved that know what they’re looking
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at that know how to
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analyze whether it was the titanium bolt
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that
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held the handlebar on until it broke or
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whether it was the carbon fiber
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fork that suddenly disintegrated you
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need to have really competent
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experienced
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experts and there are these people
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around the country but it’s not
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any educated engineer is really
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schooled well enough to do a bicycle
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crash case
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you

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