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    A while ago I was hit by a car on my road bike and broke my elbow. We're now in the final stages of negotiating a settlement and I would like to hire someone, on an hourly basis, to help me evaluate the offer being made. I need help with questions like, is the amount being offered appropriate given the injury? ...And, given the potential for future medical expenses due to the injury...and the potential to jeopordize my professional mountain biking carreer that I was hoping would materialize at age 40... (That last part is a joke. But really, I would hate it if this injury some day made it too painful to mountain bike--that would suck.)

    Does anyone have any good referrals for legal advice? I'm guessing it helps to have folks with a history of working on bike related cases.

    I do not intend to retain a lawyer to represent me but simply want help making sure I'm not getting screwed.

    I know there's lots of folks on this board who have gotten hit...

    Thanks!

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    Brustin Cycling Law??

    http://www.bicyclelawyer.com/

    Nadrich and Cohen???

    http://www.bicycleaccidentlawyers.com/

    CC&W

    http://www.ccwlawyers.com/PracticeAr...leAccident.asp

    Luckily I havn't had to take advantage of knowing these guys yet, and hopefully won't ever have to. Hope this helps.

    Ask if you can be referred to a legal assistant. Most assistants know their stuff, but have yet to pass the B.A.R. . There's also usually some sort of community service available, especially with legal info. Legal Secretaries Association would be another good spot to start with some referrals if you've yet to make use of any opportunities available to you. It's all about the resources available out there.

    Good Luck!

    p.s. Here's some more:

    http://www.freeadvice.com/

    http://www.lawguru.com/index.php

    http://www.lawinfo.com/

    *I always wondered if my minor in BuisnessLaw would ever help out.

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    The Law, asking for Legal Advice. That seems odd.

    I say take the money and buy a new bike and a couch and a fridge and new windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan51
    I say take the money and buy a new bike and a couch and a fridge and new windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan51

    I say take the money and buy a new bike
    Now, would that new bike be for you, or for her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Law
    A while ago I was hit by a car on my road bike and broke my elbow. We're now in the final stages of negotiating a settlement Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgemonkey
    Now, would that new bike be for you, or for her?
    Her. I've already got 2

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    Excellent, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by obionespeedonly
    Brustin Cycling Law??
    http://www.bicyclelawyer.com/

    Nadrich and Cohen???
    http://www.bicycleaccidentlawyers.com/

    CC&W
    http://www.ccwlawyers.com/PracticeAr...leAccident.asp

    Luckily I havn't had to take advantage of knowing these guys yet, and hopefully won't ever have to. Hope this helps.

    Ask if you can be referred to a legal assistant. Most assistants know their stuff, but have yet to pass the B.A.R. . There's also usually some sort of community service available, especially with legal info. Legal Secretaries Association would be another good spot to start with some referrals if you've yet to make use of any opportunities available to you. It's all about the resources available out there.

    Good Luck!

    p.s. Here's some more:

    http://www.freeadvice.com/

    http://www.lawguru.com/index.php

    http://www.lawinfo.com/

    *I always wondered if my minor in BuisnessLaw would ever help out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Law
    A while ago I was hit by a car on my road bike and broke my elbow. We're now in the final stages of negotiating a settlement and I would like to hire someone, on an hourly basis, to help me evaluate the offer being made. I need help with questions like, is the amount being offered appropriate given the injury? ...And, given the potential for future medical expenses due to the injury...and the potential to jeopordize my professional mountain biking carreer that I was hoping would materialize at age 40... (That last part is a joke. But really, I would hate it if this injury some day made it too painful to mountain bike--that would suck.)

    Does anyone have any good referrals for legal advice? I'm guessing it helps to have folks with a history of working on bike related cases.

    I do not intend to retain a lawyer to represent me but simply want help making sure I'm not getting screwed.

    I know there's lots of folks on this board who have gotten hit...

    Thanks!

    My wife used to do this for a living. Im sure she'd be happy to go over it with you.
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    Thanks SMW! That's a great offer!

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    +1 for brustin. i called intending to retain him once and he was too busy but spent 15 minutes giving me free advice over the phone. hes on the svbc board too so maybe you already know him

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    also a recent article i was reading which might be relevant http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/...uestion_155385

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox
    +1 for brustin. i called intending to retain him once and he was too busy but spent 15 minutes giving me free advice over the phone. hes on the svbc board too so maybe you already know him
    stop replying to a 2007 thread. oops now me too.

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    wtf i didnt even notice. how did it end up on top of the list. i think that means im up past my bedtime

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox
    wtf i didnt even notice. how did it end up on top of the list. i think that means im up past my bedtime
    Someone else posted before you, somehow that post got removed. I got this email notification just before you posted. My guess is the MTBR admins are randomly reviving old threads so they can get in and tell people to stop reviving old threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox
    wtf i didnt even notice. how did it end up on top of the list. i think that means im up past my bedtime
    No, you are up past your bedtime because you didn't find an interesting thread until you got to page 135 of the norcal board

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Castigador
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Castigador
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    Depends on what tires you're running...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G.
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    I think there's a creepy guy stalking The Law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky
    damn beat me too it I guess I going to have to change my reply to
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    Does anyone know what happened to that technical root section at Saratoga Gap? My wife was a few attempts away from clearing it.
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    Downieville sign up is jacked. password is BOYCOTT

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    stop making me laugh at work!!!! I'm suppose to act professional and serious today XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowjnky
    Does anyone know what happened to that technical root section at Saratoga Gap? My wife was a few attempts away from clearing it.

    Jdubs couldn't clean it on his cabrone Nomad so he took a mcleod to it for 2 hrs and sanitized that section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    Jdubs couldn't clean it on his cabrone Nomad so he took a mcleod to it for 2 hrs and sanitized that section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max
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    which one of you monkeys has been going to Gene's and raiding all the Pliny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    which one of you monkeys has been going to Gene's and raiding all the Pliny?
    Found him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    which one of you monkeys has been going to Gene's and raiding all the Pliny?

    I know the person well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Law
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