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18-Wheeler Sideswipes Bicyclist

We represented a young woman who was sideswiped while cycling on her way to work in Berkeley, California. The rear dual wheels of the tractor-trailer rolled over her, causing severe injuries to both of her lower extremities. She required months of hospitalization and more than 10 surgeries to help save her legs from amputation. Our lawyers showed that the commercial truck driver had been driving too long and was not paying attention to the right lane of traffic when he made a right turn, driving over our client. The truck driver claimed that our client was in his “blind spot.” Walkup liability lawyers showed through accident reconstruction and visual read creation that the cyclist could have been seen if the driver had been paying attention.