Record of Justice

The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices are proud of their long history of results representing victims of bicycle crashes throughout Illinois. The firm has consistently provided a financial recovery for its clients through large settlements and verdicts. It is a result of this history of obtaining justice on behalf of our clients that has allowed the firm to emerge as a national leader in representing victims of bicycle accidents.

The firm is committed to assisting any bicyclist who is injured in Illinois and requires legal assistance. Below is a listing of some of the notable results obtained on behalf of our clients who were injured in a bicycle accident in Illinois:

  • $600,000.00 for a Downers Grove commuter who was struck in a crosswalk by a commercial vehicle. During the investigation of the insurance claim it was discovered that there were two insurance policies that provided the injured commuter with insurance coverage. The settlement represented the full amount of the both insurance policies held by the company that owned the vehicle.
  • $550,000.00 for a Chicago bicyclist who suffered a fractured tibial plateau (leg bone) that required surgery after being hit by a school bus in Harvey, Illinois. The bicyclist was riding to work at the time of the collision. This settlement was one of the largest in Illinois history for personal injuries from a bicycle collision that did not involve paralysis or death.
  • $500,000.00 for the family of a McHenry County bicyclist who died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle versus bicycle collision in a rural intersection.
  • $250,000.00 for a bicyclist living in Jefferson Park who was struck in a hit-and-run collision in Chicago’s Jefferson Park Neighborhood. The bicyclist was a Massachusetts resident who was living in Chicago while attending college. The insurance claim was paid by the client’s parents’ Uninsured Motorist insurance policy. The settlement represented the full limits of the Uninsured Motorist insurance policy.
  • $250,000.00 for a Chicago bicyclist who was severely injured after being doored by a motorist on Chicago’s North Side. The insurance settlement represented the full limits of the motorist’s insurance policy.
  • $250,000.00 for the family of a DeKalb girl who was struck by a car while riding her bike to school. This claim was settled by both the insurance company for the driver of the car and the Underinsured Motorist insurance policy of the girl’s parents. The firm also assisted in placing the settlement proceeds into a structured settlement annuity that will pay the girl the settlement proceeds plus interest once she turns 18. The settlement represented the full limits the insurance policy for the car that struck the girl and the girl’s parents Underinsured Motorist insurance.
  • $200,000.00 for a Warrenville bicyclist who suffered a badly fractured leg after being struck by a motor vehicle. At the time of the collision the bicyclist was riding on the Illinois Prairie Path in west suburban DuPage County.
  • $190,000.00 for a Chicago bicyclist who was injured when a car failed to stop at a stop sign. The motorist hit the the bicyclist while he rode down Montrose. This bicycle accident caused a fracture of the bicyclist’s upper arm that required surgery.
  • $165,000.00 for the settlement of a Federal Court case involving a collision between a Downers Grove bicyclist and a semi-truck from Wisconsin.
  • $125,000.00 for a Chicago bicyclist who suffered a fractured collarbone and other injuries when she was cut off by a jogger on Chicago’s Lakefront Path. The bicyclist fell as a result of the jogger’s action. The claim was paid for the jogger’s personal insurance policy.
  • $125,000.00 for a semi-professional mountain biker who was injured when a component on her bicycle failed. As a result of the failure, the rider crashed when landing a jump and suffered a fractured wrist.
  • $100,000.00 for a Riverside bicycle commuter who was struck by a vehicle while bicycling home from work. The settlement represented the full amounts of the policy limits for the insurance policy covering the driver of the vehicle.
  • $100,000.00 for a Bolingbrook man who was struck by a turning car in the crosswalk and then dragged 40 feet before the car’s driver stopped. The settlement represented the full amounts of the policy limits for the insurance policy.
  • $100,000.00 for a Chicago bicyclist who was the victim of a hit-and-run bicycle crash on Chicago’s North Side. The settlement was for the full policy limits of the bicyclist’s own Uninsured Motorist Coverage insurance policy.
  • $60,0000.00 for a Chicago woman who suffered a knee injury when a taxicab did not come to a complete stop at a stoplight on Michigan Avenue. The collision occurred as the woman crossed Michigan Avenue near the Magnificent Mile.
  • $50,000.00 for the family of 15-year old high school student who was the victim of a hit-and-run bicycle crash. The car involved in the crash was later located by the police. The settlement represented the full amounts of the policy limits for the insurance policy covering the vehicle.
  • $50,000.00 for a Chicago man who was struck in the bike lane on Halsted Street. The driver ran the red light on Division Street and initially claimed he had the green light. The 911 records from the scene however confirmed that driver ran the red light and caused the collision.
  • $50,000.00 for a Chicago woman who was tailgated by a driver and then rear ended and dragged. This crash caused the bicyclist to suffer severe road rash over most of her body. The settlement represented the full limits of the insurance policy.
  • $50,000.00 for a Glen Ellyn man who was the victim of a “left hook” in west suburban Glendale Heights. The bicyclist was commuting home from work via bicycle at the time of the collision.
  • $50,000.00 for a Chicago woman who a victim of a “left hook” in Logan Square and suffered multiple soft tissue injuries and a fractured tailbone that caused a decline in her overall health and caused extensive pain and suffering. The settlement represented the full limits of the insurance policy after the claim was originally denied by the motorist’s insurance carrier.
  • $50,000.00 for a Chicago woman who was injured on her bicycle when a motorist pulled out of a parking lot without yielding the right of way to the oncoming bicyclist. The crash occurred in the Rogers Park neighborhood on a street that is popular with bicyclists. This settlement represented the full limits of the insurance policy.
  • $50,000.00 for a Lisle bicyclist who suffered a constellation of injuries when he was the victim of a “left hook” while bicycling in west suburban Downers Grove.
  • $40,000.00 for a Quincy, Illinois bicyclist who was the victim of a “left hook” while on a recreational ride near her home. The bicyclist suffered a fracture of her leg that healed without surgery.
  • $25,000.00 for a Chicago man who was doored and suffered a broken arm on Wells Street in the Old Town neighborhood. The bicyclist was doored while bicycling in the marked bike lane on Wells Street.
  • $22,500.00 for a Chicago woman who was the victim of a “right hook” near an expressway on ramp near the city’s Bucktown neighborhood. The motorist originally gave false identification at the scene but was nonetheless located as a result of the firm’s investigation.
  • $20,500.00 for a Chicago man who was “doored” by the driver of an SUV who was exiting the vehicle onto the bike lane on Damen Avenue.
  • $20,000.00 for a Schaumburg man who was struck by a turning motorist while bicycling in Arlington Heights.
  • $20,000.00 for a Michigan resident living in Chicago was suffered a fractured collarbone when he was hit by a car that did not come to a complete stop at a red light before turning. This settlement represented the full limits of the insurance policy.
  • $20,000.00 for a Skokie resident who was hit while riding across the street in Skokie. The bicyclist was hit by a motorcyclist who was attempting to “beat” a yellow light. Settlement represented the full limits of the insurance policy for the motorcyclist.
  • $20,000.00 for an Arlington Heights man who was riding his bicycle across a crosswalk when he was struck by a driver who failed to yield the right of way.
  • $20,000.00 for a Chicago man who suffered a broken arm when he was rear ended by a motorist near his home in Logan Square. This settlement represented the full limits of the insurance policy.
  • $20,000.00 for a Chicago woman who was hit by a motorist who failed to yield the right of way to the bicyclist when making a right turn and turned right into the bicyclist. The settlement represented the full limits of the insurance policy.
  • $20,000.00 for a Chicago bike messenger from the Logan Square neighborhood who was hit by a motorist while riding in the protected bike lane in River North. This was the first lawsuit filed in Cook County involving the city’s first protected bike lane.
  • $20,000.00 for a Berwyn woman who was “doored” while bicycling home from her job as a cook at a Chicago restaurant. The settlement represented the full limits of the applicable insurance policy.
  • $18,000.00 for a Chicago bike messenger who was struck by a vehicle that merged into him while he was en route for a delivery.
  • $17,500.00 for the family of a Chicago girl who was hit by a motorist in the City’s Little Village neighborhood.
  • $15,000.00 to resolve a lawsuit for a Chicago bicyclist who was the victim of a “left-hook” bicycle collision when a driver turned left immediately in front of the bicyclist as he legally rode down a bike lane. Settlement represented a 100% increase over the offer to settle the case before the lawsuit was filed.
  • $15,000.00 for a Chicago man who was a victim of a “right-hook” bicycle collision on the City’s North Side.
  • $15,000.00 for a Chicago woman who was “doored” by a taxi cab driver while bicycling down the bike lane on Halsted Street.

The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices are proud to have have handled many cases on behalf of injured bicyclists that were resolved for less than these amounts. Regardless of the potential financial value of the case, the firm is committed to representing bicyclists who have been injured by the negligent actions of others.┬áThe firm is committed to representing “any bicyclist injured anywhere in Illinois at anytime.”

Please contact Keating Law Offices with any questions regarding a bicycle accident. All consultations are absolutely free and with no obligation. The firm can be reached at 312-239-6787 during business hours or at 312-208-7702 on Nights or Weekends.

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