Wrongful death case settles for $1.25 million. Barron & Berry announces a settlement of a wrongful death case for $1,250,000.00. The case was brought on behalf of the family of a deceased bicyclist who died in an early-morning collision with a car. The cyclist was riding in a residential neighborhood in the darkness before dawn. He had the legally required headlamp and rear red light, both of which were operating properly. He was wearing a bright-colored jersey and had on a white helmet. Just as he was exiting an intersection which was lighted by a street lamp, a car suddenly turned left into the path of the bicycle. The cyclist died on the scene. He was survived by his widow and two young children. As this case tragically shows, bicycles and cyclists are very vulnerable to any motor vehicle that fails to observe the rules of the road.
Arbitration award in bicycle injury case. Barron & Berry announces an award of damages of $216,000 in a bicycle case. A bicycle rider, represented by Barron & Berry, was injured when hit from behind by a pickup truck on a rural road. The pickup driver claimed that he did not see the bicycle because the sun was in his eyes. The cyclist suffered a broken leg and a badly damaged knee in the collision. After collecting the pickup driver’s liability coverage, Barron & Berry filed a claim against the cyclist’s underinsured motorist insurance carrier and demanded arbitration. The arbitration panel found that the pickup driver was liable and awarded $216,000 in damages to the cyclist.