Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Competitive Cyclist Injured In Right Hook Bicycle Crash in Joliet

View Larger MapThe Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices have been retained to represent a 30-year old competitive cyclist who was the victim of a mid-day motor vehicle vs. bicycle collision on June 5, 2013. The bicyclist is a member of a well known cycling team in the western suburbs. The collision occurred in downtown Joliet near the intersection of Cass Street and Scott Street, not far from the Will County courthouse.

Just prior to the collision, the victim was riding his bicycle home after a training ride. He was riding in the right lane of westbound Cass Street, approaching the Scott Street intersection. At the same time, the motorist was driving in the left lane of Cass Street.  The motorist suddenly attempted to make a right turn onto Scott Street from the left lane of Cass, across the bicyclist's lane of traffic, striking the bicyclist and causing him to fall to the ground. This type of bicycle accident is commonly referred to as a "right hook" bike crash. 

The bicyclist was knocked to the ground and severely injured his right wrist. He immediately went to the nearest hospital for emergency medical treatment. The bicyclist is currently receiving follow-up care from an orthopedic physician. 

Mere days after the collision, the Illinois Bicycle Attorneys at Keating Law Offices have already obtained relevant records and began pursing recovery on the bicyclist's behalf from the driver's insurance company. Attorney Mike Keating has considerable experience handling cases in Joliet and Will County where he has successfully won a jury trial at the Will County Courthouse.

As with all of our clients, we are striving to reach a favorable outcome in this matter as soon as possible with the hopes that our client will recover quickly, so he can put this matter behind him and get back to racing as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving 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. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.