Dooring does damage

Result: $100,000

A Chicago bicycle commuter was doored by a driver stopped along the curb on North Lincoln Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood. The bicyclist was riding in the bicycle lane when the carelessly-opened door sliced into the bottom of his left leg causing a serious injury requiring surgery.

The motorist was uninsured, so resolution of the case was reached with the cyclist’s own auto insurer pursuant to his uninsured motorist coverage.

Steven Vance