New York Personal Injury Law Firm Secures $5,600,000 for Injured Bicyclist

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bicyclist injuryThe Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm settled a case for $5,600,000 on behalf of a client who was hit by a motor vehicle while riding a bicycle. The case (31734/2009), which was filed around Jan. 5, 2010 in the Queens County Supreme Court and was settled on Jan. 16, 2013. According to the police report the bicyclist’s brother told police that “they were both traveling S/B (southbound) on Jun. Blvd. (Junction Boulevard) on their bikes when bicyclist made quick left causing him to be struck by vehicle 1.”
As a result of the collision, the victim suffered severe brain damage and was rendered paraplegic. The injured person’s blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit based on a blood alcohol test administered to him at the hospital. The defense also claimed that the victim did not wear a helmet at the time.
Overcoming Challenges
There were several interesting aspects to the case. We hired a biomechanical expert who determined that a helmet could not have prevented the victim’s catastrophic injuries because it would not have protected the area of his skull that was broken in this incident. The expert was also able to establish that the location of the skull fracture showed that the victim was hit in the rear by a motor vehicle. Also, the hospital record showed no injuries to the left side of the victim’s body, which would occur if the injured person had made a quick left turn in front of the van. Despite the challenges presented by this case, we were able to overcome them and obtain a settlement of more than 93 percent of all available insurance.
Compensation for Victims
If you or a loved one has been injured or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, the experienced New York personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Our skilled car accident attorneys have more than 41 years of experience and a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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