FK Law uses inventive defense

Result: $75,000

A 31-year-old Chicago man riding his bicycle home from dinner with his girlfriend and was struck by a motorist who blew a red light in the Logan Square neighborhood.

The bicyclist suffered facial injuries but recovered fully. The cyclist was riding without a headlamp as is required under Illinois law. However, we used photographic evidence, along with the testimony of a witness, to demonstrate that the intersection was very well lit at the time of the crash and the cyclist’s lack of lighting was not a contributing cause of the collision.

Steven Vance