The Plaintiff was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk along Wickham Road. The Defendant, while exiting a parking lot, pulled his SUV out into the path of the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff’s bicycle struck the side of the Defendant’s vehicle. The Plaintiff suffered injuries to his head, face, mouth, shoulders and neck. The Defendant retained physicians to say most of the Plaintiff’s injuries were unrelated to the accident.
All along, the Defendant denied liability, arguing that the Plaintiff was traveling too fast, unlawfully riding on the sidewalk and that the Defendant’s view was obstructed. Prior to filing the lawsuit, the Plaintiff only requested that the Defendant pay his outstanding medical bills – this was rejected by the Defendant and his insurance company. After filing the lawsuit and aggressively proceeding towards trial, Nance Cacciatore settled the case for a value more than five times the pre-suit offer.