A recent client of Jim Dodson Law stated that he felt it was the best decision to hire a cycling accident lawyer because "they see the world through my eyes." Meaning that someone who is a cyclist understands the dangers that cyclist face everyday that they are riding on the road.
Cycling accidents are different than a car crash or a pedestrian accident because there is a lot of prejudice against cyclists by the general public and even law enforcement. Some people simply think they should not have to share the road with cyclists. And, under such circumstances cyclists don't always get the benefit of the doubt that perhaps a driver of a car or a pedestrian may get.
For these reasons, this is why having a lawyer who knows what cyclists face first hand is important because they have the ability to understand the dangers cyclists experience. Many bicycle accidents involve a police officer finding that the cyclist was largely at fault when that may not be the case. It's instances like this where an experienced bicycle accident attorney can prove that it was not the cyclist who was at fault.