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Illinois injury attorneys from Abels and Annes have agreed to handle a case for man was injured in a Chicago area bicycle crash. The Illinois car versus bicycle accident took place in the western suburb of Sugar Grove in mid-October, 2010.

The bicyclist was riding on Wheatfield Avenue when a motorist failed to observe him and struck the bicycle’s handlebars with his side view mirror, causing the bike rider to crash and land hard on his left shoulder.

Over the next several days our client started experiencing consistent pain and a large bump on his left shoulder. He finally went to the emergency room at Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois. At the ER, he was examined by emergency room doctors and x-rays were taken. The x-rays showed the bicyclist had sustained a separated shoulder in the accident. The hospital physicians referred our client to an orthopedic specialist for further treatment.

Accident Attorneys from Abels & Annes, P.C. have resolved an automobile vs. bike accident case for Aaron Eiger, a former classmate of Dave Abels from Evanston Township High School. The collision took place on October 17, 2007 on the North Side of Chicago.

Aaron was riding his bicycle northbound on Southport in a marked bicycle lane. The defendant was driving her SUV southbound on Southport and began to make a left turn to turn into an alley. The driver failed to look to ensure that it was safe to make this maneuver and struck Aaron on his bicycle. The force of the SUV hitting Aaron on his bicycle threw him on through the air into a parked car.

Following the collision Aaron had an immediate onset of pain and discomfort. Aaron was taken from the scene of the collision by ambulance to Illinois Masonic Hospital. At the time of his arrival he complained of left knee pain and shoulder pain. A history was taken, Aaron was examined and diagnostic tests, including x-rays were preformed. Aaron was prescribed pain medications. Upon discharge he was diagnosed with a left knee contusion and multiple abrasions. Aaron was instructed to follow up with a physician.

Chicago Area auto accident lawyers from Abels & Annes, P.C. have reached a settlement related to a March 25, 2008 crash that occurred in Oak Park, Illinois. Our client was southbound on Austin Blvd., just south of Austin’s intersection with Madison St. when another driver attempted to make a left turn into driveway without checking for southbound traffic or waiting for southbound traffic to clear. The defendant hit our client as he made the left turn. The at fault driver was ticketed for failing to yield the right-of-way to an oncoming vehicle when he made his left turn, in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-902.

The plaintiff, a Chicago resident, sustained injuries to his neck, back, shoulders, head and leg. He was seen in the Emergency Room at Rush Oak Park Hospital on the date of the accident. He later sought follow up treatment with a neurologist and a chiropractic physician in Chicago.

The Oak Park car accident case settled for $13,000. AAA insurance is paying on the claim.