Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chicago Bicyclist Awarded Insurance Policy Limits for Bike Accident

Chicago Bicycle Attorneys
The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers have recovered the entire policy limits from Allstate Insurance Company for their client who was badly injured in a bicycle accident on February 27, 2012.

The bike accident occurred at approximately 4:51 p.m. when the bicyclist was riding on Wilson near its intersection with Clark Street in Uptown. The bike accident occurred when the driver failed to observe the bicyclist when she made a left-hand turn from Wilson towards southbound Clark Street and directly into the bicyclist’s path. This is known as a "left-hook" bike accident

The attorneys at Keating Law Offices were able to successfully argue that the driver violated Section 11-902 of the Illinois Rules of theRoad. This section required the driver to yield the preferential right-of-way to the bicyclist when attempting a left-hand turn. In addition, the motorist admitted that she did not identify the bicyclist on the roadway prior to engaging in the left-hand turn.

The settlement will help the bicyclist pay for the medical treatment she required to treat her injuries. In addition to the personal injury settlement, the insurance company will also pay the injured bicyclist the full value of a replacement bicycle.  

Keating Law Offices concentrates part of its practice on helping clients injured in bicycle accidents. Since 2008, the Illinois Bicycle Lawyers have successfully helped their clients obtain justice through the civil justice system. If you have any questions about this post or an issue related to bicycle law, please contact Attorney Mike Keating at or 312-208-7702.