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Bicycle Accident Results

Brett Murphy’s handling of a recent million-dollar back injury case illustrates how a careful attorney can use the mediation process in a joint-and-several liability situation to divide and conquer multiple defendants.

Our client sustained serious injuries when a driver failed to yield and caused a collision on Mercer Island that resulted in facial, neck, back, and leg injuries to our client and $3500 in damage to her custom-made bicycle.

Brett Murphy client Anne was a professional bicycle courier riding her bike on a sidewalk next to a busy street, when she was struck by a driver in a pickup truck who was attempting to leave a parking lot. The accident caused major injuries to Anne’s left leg and foot including deep cuts, bruises, and a tear to her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) that required surgery. Physical therapy helped Anne slowly recover, but she was not able to return to her job as a bike courier, and was limited in her ability to perform her second job at a restaurant.