A cyclist collided with a pedestrian crossing a municipal bike path that ran through a passenger ferry terminal operated by a Peacock Piper Tong + Voss LLP client. The cyclist was knocked unconscious and hospitalized for traumatic brain injuries after being thrown over his bike’s handlebars and onto his head. The cyclist sued Peacock Piper’s clients claiming they were negligent in not properly managing their passengers and keeping them off the bike path in front of thire terminal. At trial, the cyclist’s attorney asked the jury to award his client just under $1 million. Peacock Piper successfully argued that the cyclist was solely to blame for the accident because he was riding faster than the posted speed limit in the area and failed to yield the right of way to the passenger he collided with. After an eight-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the Peacock Piper clients. See https://www.juryverdictalert.com/jury-verdicts/item/premises-liability-2/espinosa-v-city-of-long-beach.
Author: Peacock Piper Tong + Voss LLP
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