Friday, October 5, 2012

Keating Law Offices Settles Case for Hyde Park Bicyclist

Keating Law Offices has secured a settlement for a Hyde Park bicyclist who was injured in a bicycle accident on May 1, 2012. The attorneys at Keating Law Offices were able to comprehensively investigate the bicyclist's claim and present overwhelming evidence and legal analysis to the insurance company prior to filing a lawsuit. Ultimately, the insurance company offered a settlement that allowed the injured bicyclist to be compensated for his injuries and avoid the legal system.

On May 1, 2012 at approximately 6:50 p.m., the injured bicyclist was riding his bicycle on Lake Park Avenue near its intersection with 55th Street in Chicago, Illinois. As the injured bicyclist approached a driveway at approximately 5998 S. Lake Park Avenue he was suddenly struck by a vehicle that was attempting to emerge from a parking lot to enter traffic on Lake Park Avenue. The direct impact of the collision was to the injured bicyclist’s left knee, which was caught between the vehicle and his bicycle. As a result of the impact, the injured bicyclist was thrown off his bike to the ground and his bike was lodged underneath the vehicle. Due to the severity of his injuries, the bicyclist was transported via ambulance to the local emergency room.

The insurance company argued that the injured bicyclist was at fault for causing the collision.  However, the attorneys at Keating Law Offices successfully persuaded the insurance company that the driver was at-fault because she failed to meet her legal duties under the Illinois Rules of the Road and the Municipal Code of Chicago to yield to the bicyclist as he traveled on his bicycle, to keep a proper lookout, and to exercise due care to prevent striking the bicyclist.

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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.