Most of us have heard of a horse whisperer or a dog whisperer, but did you know that California houses its very own expert bike whisperer? Alex LaRiviere of San Jose, specializes in looking at and tinkering with bicycles that have been damaged in bike accidents and identifying the causes behind the crashes.
By examining the damage to a bike and its many parts, LaRiviere effectively visualizes the scene of the accident and what led to the collision in question. If you have ever watched CSI and seen those specialists use forensics to determine where a shooter must have been standing in order for an injury to have occurred a certain way, then you have an idea of how LaRiviere thinks when examining a damaged bike.
His work is so trusted that LaRiviere’s testimony is relied upon in personal injury and liability cases throughout the country.
LaRiviere did not always want to be the sort of forensic scientist he has become today. He did, however, always have a passion for bicycles and the freedom that they represented to him. He inherited his father’s bike shop at the age of 13 and has now turned it into the shop/mad scientist lab where he mans his investigations.
His passion for bikes expanded to including a passion for helping bike riders when an injured rider visited his shop when he was a teenager. LaRiviere testified as an expert witness in his first case at the age of 24 and has participated in discovering the truth in more than 100 bicycle accident cases since.
LaRiviere’s work as a bike whisperer has helped verify when an accident was caused by faulty manufacturing, rider irresponsibility or driver negligence. His service supports the proper awarding of damages in personal injury cases from San Francisco to Utah.