Thursday, June 14, 2012

Resolution Reached For Chicago Bicyclist Hit By Unseeing Driver

The legal claim of a bicyclist struck by a motorist that did not see her at the intersection of North Beacon Street and West Wilson Avenue in Chicago has resolved successfully.  My personal injury law firm represented the 46 year old female cyclist who suffered a serious knee injury in the incident on February 25th.  The claim settled for the full amount of all available insurance.

The bicyclist was riding southbound on Beacon prior to the crash.  At the intersection with Wilson she stopped at a stop sign before proceeding.  Wilson and Beacon is a four way stop intersection. Just before making it completely across Wilson Avenue, the rear of her bicycle was struck by a 26 year old motorist driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla.  The impact spun her around and deposited her onto the road.  An ambulance arrived at the scene and transported her to Weiss Memorial Hospital.

The impact of the crash and the twisting that her body experienced, caused severe tearing to the cyclist's left anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus.  She underwent surgery in April to replace and repair the damaged parts of her left knee.  Though she is still undergoing physical therapy, she is expected to make a full recovery.

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