Bicyclist Prevails in Lawsuit After Car Crash

IMG_2425Thomas Stofiel believes in alternative transportation and regularly rode his bike in place of driving. A reckless driver turned right from the left lane of a two-lane street, cutting off a car in the right lane, and hitting Thomas as he rode in a bike lane. Thomas suffered a sprained neck and back, abrasions and contusions of his knees and shoulders and Acute Stress Reaction that prevented him from riding. Our firm connected Thomas to a psychologist who helped him overcome his fears and anxiety and get back on his bike. An accident reconstructionist who witnessed the accident signed a declaration to support our client’s contention that the car was at fault. Our firm also sought punitive damages against the aggressive driver, forcing the insurance company to settle for their policy limits.