On Tuesday, June 23, a city of Chicago truck driver reportedly ran over a bicyclist on the city’s Northwest Side at the intersection of Milwaukee and Belmont avenues in the Avondale neighborhood, trapping her under the vehicle. The truck driver and bicyclist reportedly were making right turns when the driver hit the cyclist and dragged her for several feet until witnesses yelled at the truck driver to stop. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the “woman was still conscious when she was removed from underneath the truck, according to witnesses at the scene, and police said she had since been taken via ambulance to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.”
Clifford Law Offices is known across the Chicago area and beyond for its tenacious, skilled representation in all types of personal injury claims, including bicyclists involved in tragic vehicular crashes.
Our law firm has also helped multiple injured bicyclists and pedestrians hit by vehicles recover fair and just compensation for their injuries, including these cases:
- $35 million record settlement on behalf of a 24-year-old woman who was severely injured after a truck struck her and dragged her for 60 feet at a Chicago street corner
- $700,000 for a man who sustained a serious shoulder injury when his bicycle hit a pothole on the Lake Shore Drive bike trail
- $310,000 for a bicyclist who sustained a concussion, knee injury and meniscus tear when hit by a driver making a left turn
Bicycle accidents on Chicago’s roads are on the rise, according to a study conducted on the numbers. And it’s been reported that even more bicyclists are on the road since the coronavirus epidemic because people want to avoid taking public transportation as much as possible.