The accident lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently settled a personal injury case on behalf of a client for $125,000.
The claim arose from a bicycle collision last year with our client riding his bicycle eastbound on Diversey Parkway, near the right side of the road as governed by local law. A driver in an oncoming vehicle attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot but failed to look for eastbound traffic before doing so, pulling in front of our client's lane of travel and causing our client to collide with the front end of the vehicle, get thrown onto the hood and then landing on the ground.
The police were called to the scene of the crash where our client reported shoulder pain. He was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where x-rays were performed and showed a displaced clavicle fracture in our client's shoulder area. He was placed in a brace and instructed to seek follow up medical care with an orthopedic surgeon. The surgeon recommended and our client underwent a surgical repair of his shoulder and then participated in a course of physical therapy for post-surgical rehabilitation of his shoulder.
Prior to the collision, our client was an active young man who enjoyed playing sports in addition to riding his bicycle. After his injury, he was unable to engage in strenuous physical activities for some time, limiting his ability to lead a normal life. As our client used his bicycle as a means of transportation, his injury also made traveling more of a challenge and more costly than it otherwise would have been.
Through our representation, we were able to bring a claim on behalf of our client against the at-fault driver and the driver's insurance company for the full value of our client's injuries, including his medical bills and wages he lost while he was unable to work. Our bicycle accident lawyers were able to negotiate a settlement that our client deserved for his loss and that was a fair payment for the damages caused by the negligent driver.