Q: I was hit by a car while on my bike whos driver lied and said the passenger was driving. Can I claim property damage?
I was on the sidewalk riding against traffic and saw a driver at a stop sign. There was traffic coming so I thought I was fine to cross in front. As I was crossing the driver (who failed to look both ways before pulling out) started to pull out and hit my back wheel. I was deemed at fault but I remember that the actual driver of the car never gave her license. The passenger claimed to be driving. I was pretty shaken up so I didnt even realize this at the time. Do I have the right to claim property damage if I were to turn this information over to the police and were to find that they lied?
A: In my view no. You were cited as being at fault. I am assuming you have no type of evidence of which person was actually driving. The fact of one driver versus the other does not change that you were crossing the road improperly.
You may want to consult with an attorney in your area to get a detailed review.
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