An interesting article about how a bike accident expert can help win a case:
Asheville bike-accident expert helps win tough legal suitPosted by Jeff Fobes in News | 5 hours, 34 minutes ago
â€œTo cover all bases, Bergenn retained James M. Green, of Asheville, N.C., author of â€œBicycle Accident Reconstruction for the Forensic Engineer.â€ Green heads an engineering firm focusing on cycling accidents. â€˜He knows everything that can go wrong with bikes,â€™ said Bergenn. â€˜We had him in case we needed him,â€™â€ goes the story in Connecticut Law Tribune, entitled â€œBike Crash Case Has Lessons For Reluctant Lawyers.â€
It was bad enough that Peter Serratore sustained life-changing injuries in a bicycle accident six years ago. Complicating his problem was the fact that his mishap was caused by a highway defect.
â€œMost personal injury lawyers will simply not take this kind of case,â€ said Serratoreâ€™s attorney, Shipman & Goodwinâ€™s James Bergenn.
Unlike other negligence cases, the stateâ€™s highway defect statute bars recovery unless the plaintiff can show the state-caused defect was the â€œsole proximate causeâ€ of the accident. Such cases are widely viewed as futile. …