Attorneys John M. Feder and Mandissa Logan of Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn co-authored a piece for Forum, a Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) magazine, in which they delve into “The death of a bicyclist on a dangerous roadway,” what leads to such a tragedy, and the legal issues that may arise afterward.
“More than 800 American bicyclists were killed by cars in 2019,” Attorneys Feder and Logan wrote. “When these tragedies occur, the first defendant that comes to mind is the driver of the car. But it is equally important to consider naming the public entities that designed or controlled the roadway.”
Illustrating these circumstances, John Feder and Mandissa Logan drew from a case in which they represented a family of a bicyclist that was struck by a car on Page Mill Road and died. They touched on the hurdles encountered when trying to prove the public entity created a dangerous road condition. In these public entity cases, not only is it necessary to prove that a dangerous condition existed, it is also crucial that legal immunities do not apply.
“Taking on public entities for dangerous roadway design in bicycle crash cases … requires tenacious discovery efforts and detailed analysis of the uncovered facts.” Such hard-fought battles only make success more satisfying knowing that these cases generate change and create a safer roadway.
Click here to read the full piece in the July/August 2021 issue of Forum.
About the Authors
A partner at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, John Feder is known for his tenacity, compassion, and dedication to clients. He has obtained groundbreaking, multimillion-dollar case results time and again over the past 40 years. Similarly, Mandissa Logan is also known for her deep commitment to and great skill in plaintiffs’ advocacy. She has helped the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area clients come out on top in a wide variety of personal injury cases.
If you have been injured in a bicycle crash or another accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call our San Francisco trial law firm at (415) 940-7176 to speak with Attorneys Feder and Logan in a free consultation.