Despite the difficulties of an uncooperative insurance carrier, the case was ultimately settled by consistently presenting facts and legal analysis to the insurance company that showed the motorist was 100% in the wrong for opening the door of her vehicle into traffic. Under Section 11-1407 of the Illinois Rules of the Road a "dooring" occurs when a motorist violates the following statute:
"No person shall open the door of a vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, and can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers."
Keating Law Offices has successfully represented numerous Illinois bicyclists throughout Chicagoland and the rest of Illinois who have been injured in a bicycle accident or bicycle crash while riding. If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving a bicycle accident or Illinois personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or MKeating@KeatingLegal.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.