Bicyclist slammed on brakes to avoid hitting car, pitched over handlebars and broke C2 vertebra in neck. Car did not hit bicyclist although bicyclist ended up with legs under car.
"No contact" cases can be tricky at trial (and almost always lead to a denial of claim by the no fault carrier). This description, however, looks like a very makeable case. Was the cyclist wearing a helmet? Was there any head injury along with the c-spine injury? How far from the car was he when he jammed on the brakes? When did he first notice the car? What does the driver state on the accident report? There are dozens more questions, but this is a start. Find local counsel, maybe in Rochester.
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