Our client was riding his bicycle in a bike lane when he moved to the left to avoid a tree branch that had been allowed to grow over and obstruct part of the bike lane. When our client moved to the left to avoid the branch, he was hit near the line dividing the bike lane and traffic lane by delivery van operated by a State of California employee. The police report placed our client at fault for veering out of bicycle lane into the roadway. Our accident reconstruction investigation proved that our client didn’t leave the bike lane and that the van driver violated Vehicle Code §21760, the Three Feet For Safety Act, by not giving our client the required safe clearance while passing his bike. The State of California paid a settlement of $10,000,000, which provided the client with financial support, home comfort and medical care for the rest of his life.