Chicago bicycle accident attorneys at Abels & Annes have agreed to represent a North Side resident that was injured in a September 5, 2010 collision. The crash took place just after 6:30 PM at Diversey and Sheridan Road.
Our client was riding his bicycle westbound on Diversey Pkwy. approaching Sheridan. As he came to the intersection there was a taxicab that had just come to a stop for a red light. As our client was passing the taxi on its right side, a passenger opened the rear passenger side door into his bicycle. The taxicab driver failed to pull over to the curb and let the passengers out in the middle of the street. The bicyclist fell hard to the ground.
Our client was seen at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center shortly after the accident. He had sustained a ligament tear in his right knee, back and neck injuries, a fractured finger, and multiple abrasions. He has since followed up with a medical doctor due to ongoing pain.
The Chicago Police Department handled the accident investigation.
Drivers and passengers negligently opening car doors without checking for bicycle riders is a common occurrence in the City of Chicago. Our law firm has handled several of these cases over the past few years. There are more and more people bike riding in the City every year, and motorists have a duty to keep a lookout for them.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Illinois bike accident, call the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes for free consultation. We are ready to help you 24/7.