BikeDenver is pleased to introduce “The O’Sullivan Series,” a series of articles and commentary provided by Colorado personal injury attorney Scott O’Sullivan. Scott will be publishing on a variety of legal topics via this website and he’ll also provide several free brown-bag sessions in 2011 to help Denver-area bicyclists get better informed about their rights and options under the law.
Through this series, you’ll learn about negligance, crash investigation, negotiation with insurance companies, and techniques to secure compensation for medical costs and lost wages.
BikeDenver’s Executive Director Piep van Heuven says: “We are introducing The O’Sullivan Series to help Denver-area bicyclists learn more about their rights and options under the law if they are involved in a crash.
As a former prosecutor and insurance defense lawyer, Scott brings a wealth of experience to this discussion. Now the principal at O’Sullivan Law Firm, he’s been representing bicycle riders since 1998. Learn more about Scott and the O’Sullivan Law Firm here.
Scott says: “In some crashes involving cars and bikes, police and witnesses exhibit a bias against the bicyclist. Even when the liability may be clear, the case may lean against the bicyclist. In addition, bicyclists often sustain injuries following a crash that require medical attention and subsequent negotiations with insurance companies. These are just some of the reasons why it is important to understand your rights under the law and what to do if you are involved in a crash, are ticketed for a crash-related infraction, or are injured as a result of a crash”.
Look for the first O’Sullivan Series article in later March. Plan to attend the first O’Sullivan series brown-bag this coming April.