car crash plz answer?

okay so if someone is riding there bike on the sidewalk and is crossing the street and a car hits them on the side and the biker is very njured an doesnt remember anything but then they get the police report and the person said it was basically the bikers fault shouldnt the biker get a say at least and who's fault so you think it is? thank you for answering just wanted to know

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also it was only for a second on the sidewalk to cross the street due to traffic

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  • 7 years ago
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    Beery's answer is good, but it's actually more complicated. In most crashes, one or both parties were breaking the law. The fact that the biker may have been breaking the law in this case does not excuse the driver from liability. Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car should know this. Of course, it also matters what the witnesses saw, what the traffic signals said, what speed the car was traveling, whether or not the driver was being cautious, whether or not they looked for pedestrians, et cetera. However, most of that will only matter if it goes to trial--which, given these facts, is dubious. The most likely outcome is that the driver's insurer will indemnify them against the claim, the biker's medical bills will be paid, and life will go on for both of the parties.

    Source(s): Personal Injury litigation paralegal
  • Beery
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    If the cyclist is riding on the sidewalk, chances are he was riding illegally. Unless the cyclist was walking his bicycle and acting as a pedestrian, in order for him not to be at fault, the law would have to allow sidewalk cycling.

    If you've admitted riding on the sidewalk, and if sidewalk cycling is illegal where the accident happened, you've already lost any case you might have had.

    Cycling on the sidewalk has a crash rate that's 25 times the rate when riding in the road. Only a fool cycles on the sidewalk. It looks safe, but looks can be deceptive. Ride in the road, where you're ACTUALLY safe.

  • hsun
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • 7 years ago

    Biker wins all the way if you took the license test

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  • Neil
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    "the biker is very njured an doesnt remember anything"

    So what "say" would they have?

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