My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: California
Making a right hand turn from an unprotected street a bicyclist hit the right front fender of the car. No one was cited at the scene. The report stated the cyclist received a contusion. Our insurance company received a letter from an attorney. When our insurance company tried to contact the attorney for more information and see the bicycle the attorney did not respond so we thought the case was finished. 3 1/2 years later we have been served with a 1.4 million dollar lawsuit for medical and property damages.
We have just been notified that the attorney will not settle and wants a jury trial ... so now we are headed for trial. I am not sure what kind of a lawyer I should be getting. I feel this is totally a scam.
Any help will be appreciated. (This happened at night, in the rain and the cyclist had no headlight, no helmet and was in dark clothing riding on the sidewalk on the wrong side of the street)