The case of a 33 year old bicyclist thrown 15 feet into the air by a minivan while commuting to work in Skokie has resolved successfully. The male lab technician will be compensated for his injuries and the extensive damage to his bicycle thanks to a settlement reached in the case by my law firm late last week.
The cyclist was riding at a moderate pace along the right side of 7501 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie on the morning of October 24, 2012. As he pedaled north a 1999 Plymouth Voyager emerged from a parking lot on the opposite side of the street. The driver rocketed across Lincoln Avenue in an effort to enter Sigler's Auto Center on the north side of the street and slammed into the unsuspecting bicyclist, throwing him in to the air. He landed hard on his helmeted head and left shoulder, sustaining a mild concussion and soft tissue shoulder injury. He spent several weeks undergoing physical therapy, but has recovered fully.