I was in an accident. Can I use Strava data as evidence?
(I'm asking for other users' experiences, not for legal opinions. I'm seeking a traffic attorney on my own.)
I had started a training ride, and gone about half a kilometer. I was in a bike lane, when a car turned just ahead of me, leaving me no room to brake or turn -so I hit the car, bounced off, landed on pavement, and lost consciousness for maybe five seconds.
When I came to, there was a small crowd, and an ambulance. Minor injuries- minor contusions and scrapes, but they sent me to a trauma center for X-rays, and the bills are outrageously high (this accident occurred in the United States).
I downloaded a TCX file of that day's activity, and it has my bike journey as well as the ambulance trip.
The police accident report puts me at fault, because based on witness testimony the police believe that I was speeding. They offer no direct evidence. No CCTV cameras, no police officer witnessed the accident.
I believe the driver was at fault, for hooking a turn right before me without looking!
While I haven't received a traffic citation (and probably won't) the issue is financial liability. I have medical insurance, but with the cost so high, inevitably some of it will hit me.
What I want is to convert the TCX file into step-by-step list of my position and speed. It could be plotted on a map, showing say ten meters at 20 KPH, then seven meters at 22 KPH, etc.
It could be on a map, but so far the online TCX-to-map tools I've seen don't annotate the map with speed.
Is there a tool that can do what I need? I believe my speed was well under the limit for that street, 40 KPH, and want to be able to prove it.