Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lakeview Delivery Rider To Be Compensated By Backing Driver

A 22 year old bicycle delivery rider who suffered a broken wrist in a crash will be compensated by the driver that backed into him in Lakeview. The incident occurred at around 4:20 p.m. near 2866 North Broadway as the cyclist was returning to the pizza shop where he worked after making a delivery.

Proceeding southbound on Broadway at a slow to moderate pace, the bicyclist came upon a 2007 Mazda 6 in the roadway behind another vehicle attempting to parallel park along the right curb.  He stopped his older model black, Schwinn bicycle to a stop about 15 feet behind the idling car.  He turned his bike a bit to the left as he stopped so that the right side of his body and bicycle faced the rear of the vehicle.  Suddenly, without warning the driver threw his vehicle into reverse, stepped on the accelerator and slammed into the cyclist waiting behind him.  The heavy impact threw him to his left and off of his bike. He caught himself with his outstretched left hand, the jarring impact with the street fracturing his wrist at the base of his thumb.

The bicyclist was forced to wear a stabilizing apparatus on his wrist and thumb for eight weeks following the crash.  Immobilization of his painful wrist prohibited him from riding his bicycle.  An accomplished musician, proficient at playing guitar and violin, he was unable to play music during that time as well.  Though he continued to work throughout that period he was significantly hindered in what he was able to do. 

Having hired my law firm to represent him, the bicyclist is to receive a substantial settlement which will compensate him for his medical bills and the other harms and losses he experienced due to the driver's negligence.

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