$350,000.00 for Bicycle Accident Victim with Broken Leg

By Matt Lalande in News Reports on May 23, 2018

$350,000.00 for Bicycle Accident Victim with Broken Leg

$350,000.00 Personal Injury Settlement

Bicycle Accident Victim with Broken Leg

We believe it’s great benefit to readers and injured parties to have an idea of the verdicts and settlements that are awarded or negotiated for seriously injured victims.  We are very proud to say that in one of our recent settlements,  our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers have recovered $350,000.00 for a young man hit by a car while riding his bicycle.  He suffered a Tibial Plateau Fracture and knee ligament damage, which caused him a tremendous amount of pain, discomfort, the inability to weight bear for months and now suffers ongoing symptomatic and functional limitations which currently interrupted his career plans.

Why did David suffer a tibial plateau fracture?

Doctors in the case have told our Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers that David suffered the type of injury because of the way the car bumper hit him while he was riding his bicycle.  David was riding his bicycle lawfully on the sidewalk. While crossing the sidewalk a car turned left into him and out him over the room and onto the ground.

What is a Tibial Plateau Fracture Exactly?

Bicycle accidents and tibial plateau fractures are common because of how cars and trucks hit a bicyclist’s leg on side impact. A fracture in the shinbone right below the knee is called a proximal tibia fracture.  The tibial plateau is a critical loadbearing area of the body. When you break yourshinbone right under your  you can end up with problems with knee alignement, stability, motion, bending, stooping, crawling, kneeling and lifting.  knee alignment, stability, and motion. Proper treatment is  critical for minimizing and reducing the risk future complications, particularly posttraumatic arthritis. 

Why was David’s case settled for $350,000.00?

For a mix of reasons. The insurance company for the at-fault driver recognized David’s potential future complications. The insurance defence lawyer involved was highly experienced. Also, David was a body shop apprentice at a major auto dealership and had a future there. He has no other education to fall back on.  He was now in a position in his mid-20’s where he had to start over, re-educate and find a job in a field that was sedentary and not physically demanding.  It was determined that he would have life-long problems with

  • crouching
  • Kneeling
  • Squatting
  • Lifting
  • Carrying
  • Pulling and
  • Pushing anything heavy

It was determined he would never reach pre-injury status.  He had problems with stairs, walking distances.  He suffers pain daily, required pain injections, continued therapy and overall, was set-back in life tremendously.

Do you know someone that has been injured in a bicycle accident?

For the past 15 years Matt Lalande has been representing victims that suffer serious orthopedic injuries and has recovered reasonable compensation by trial or settlement. You can see a list of verdicts and settlements here. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious orthopedic injury in a bicycle accident, our Hamilton Bicycle Accident Lawyers can help. Please call us at 905-333-8888, fill in a contact form or chat with our live operator and we will get back to you.  Our consultations are free and certainly, without obligation.




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