Today, our law firm obtained a substantial settlement for a bicyclist injured in June, 2010 by a taxi cab in the 700 block of North Kingsbury Street in Chicago. On the morning of June 3rd, our client was riding his bike to his Loop office when a taxi, which had been stopped along the curb on Kingsbury, suddenly pulled into the street, crashing into him. The bicyclist sustained a fractured collar bone.
The driver was ticketed at the scene, but was found not guilty by a Cook County Traffic Court judge at the citation hearing. However, with some hard investigative work -- and a little luck -- we were able to locate a witness to the incident. The witness' statement likely aided us in obtaining a good result for our client despite the not guilty finding.