County Agrees to Settlement for Injured Cyclist

Plaintiff, Litigation, Investigations

The client, a 20 year-old amateur German bicyclist, was with a group of cyclists on a training ride southbound on Stevens Canyon Road in Cupertino, California. A Sheriff’s Deputy was headed northbound on Stevens Canyon Road in his patrol car, when he crossed over the double yellow line and struck the client and two other cyclists. The two other cyclists were both killed. The client lived, sustaining a broken leg and arm. He returned home to Germany and, after a recovery period, was able to return to school and cycling. McManis Faulkner filed suit against the County of Santa Clara. After the parties conducted limited discovery, the County agreed to settle the bicyclist’s claims for $500,000.