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Season’s Greetings from The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette!

Friends and Bicyclists,

We want to wish you all a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.

In The Community

The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette donated to several non-profit organizations that assist athletes, bicyclists, and adapted sports. We are proud to support non-profits, including the Kiwanis Club, Bikes 4 Kids project.

Attorney Richard L. Duquette Newest Bikes 4 Kids Project Sponsor

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Description automatically generated with low confidenceWe are excited to share that Attorney Richard L. Duquette is one of the newest sponsors for the Bikes 4 Kids Project. An avid cyclist himself, Richard recognizes the importance of bike safety. By sponsoring and donating to Bikes 4 Kids, he wants to inspire youths to ride safely and understand what they currently know about bike safety. He is committed to helping the community and is happy that his contribution will help more kids get outside to bike for fun. READ MORE

We also contributed to the following non-profits and events:

  • Go Cycling Now USA (GCN USA) - 5 credit Program @ charter School in North San Diego County

Safety Instruction, nutritional information, teaching students how to build bicycles getting hands-on knowledge transferable to diverse industries. https://www.gocyclingnowusa.org/leaders/

  • TEAM HOYT – Team Hoyt San Diego is inspired by the father-son duo team of Dick and Rick Hoyt. READ MORE
  • Dave Nicolai AIDS(HIV)/Life Cycle Fundraising ride from San Francisco 2022
  • UDO MEMORIAL RIDE 2021 – Helped publish the “Udo” ride for fallen cyclists.
  • KOZ NON-PROFIT – for purchase of a wheelchair for an athlete

Rides and Races

This summer (2021) Kim & I participated in the Tour de Big Bear (Big Bear Lake, CA) with over 1,000 bicyclists.

On Labor Day (2021), I participate in the 92nd Annual Oceanside Labor Day Pier Swim. It’s a one-mile swim around the Oceanside Pier in support of the Oceanside Swim club.

In October (2021), I raced and sponsored the Mission Bay Triathlon in my new age group, “65 to death”. As always, this is a wonderful event and venue with well over 1,000 participants this year!

I have a full race schedule for 2022, including officially entering the 70.3 half Ironman Triathlon in Oceanside on April 22, 2022

Our Successes

$2.25 Million Settlement Obtained for Brain Injured Bicyclist

The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette and Trial Lawyers for Justice Trial Teams obtained a $2,250,000 settlement for a San Diego County bicyclist who was “doored”. The incident occurred on a street without a marked bicycle lane or sharrows. READ MORE

$1.4 Million Settlement Obtained for Bicyclist Hit by a Truck Trailer

Confidential Settlement

The Law Firm of Richard Duquette Obtains a Six-Figure Settlement for a Triathlete

OCEANSIDE, California, July 29-2021--A policy limits six-figure settlement was reached for an injured Ironman triathlete by his bicycle injury trial lawyer Richard L. Duquette of Oceanside, California.

On 5/8/2021, the triathlete was returning home from a training ride, when a car made an abrupt “right hook” turn in front of him near a freeway on-ramp, causing the crash. The bicyclist’s right arm was fractured by the crash. Surgery was required. READ MORE

Six-Figure Settlement for a Carlsbad Bicyclist

OCEANSIDE, California, July 8, 2021--A solid six-figure settlement was reached for an injured Carlsbad bicyclist by his bicycle injury trial lawyer Richard L. Duquette of Oceanside, California, with co-counsel Michael Norton, Esq.

In March of 2019, the bicyclist was injured commuting from work when a tourist from Missouri driving a rental car made an abrupt “right hook” turn in front of him, causing the crash. The bicyclist’s left shoulder impacted the vehicle, causing shoulder ligament and tendon damage. READ MORE

Six-Figure Settlement for an Injured Bicyclist

OCEANSIDE, California, June 30, 2021--A generous six-figure settlement was reached for bicyclist Dave Nicolai by his bicycle injury trial lawyer Richard L. Duquette of Oceanside, California, with co-counsel Daniel Petrov and Michael Norton. READ MORE

$20 Million Settlement Obtained for Paralyzed Bicyclist in San Diego

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Tom Schultz and Deborah Chang and Richard L. Duquette of the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette obtained a $20,000,000 settlement for a San Diego County bicyclist and his wife after the man suffered quadriplegia as a result of riding his bicycle into an unmarked, unattended, and undetected open construction trench in the City of San Diego. The incident occurred despite the fact that both the State of California and the City of San Diego had previously promulgated plans to increase biking and promote biking safety. READ MORE

Our firm is focused on protecting the rights of bicyclists and triathletes injured in an accident. We have been representing ordinary people and have opposed large insurance companies and challenged unfair government practices since 1983. www.911law.com

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