Plaintiff was riding his bicycle in a designated bike lane when his front tire hit an uneven depression in the road surface and caused the bike to make an abrupt stop and threw the Plaintiff over the handlebars. The road had been under construction for some time. The Plaintiff sustained a comminuted displaced shoulder fracture with shoulder dislocation, requiring surgical repair. Plaintiff was a triathlete. Plaintiff contended the City failed to maintain its construction site in a reasonably safe condition, created unsafe conditions, and failed to complete the construction in a timely manner. The defense argued the roadway was reasonably safe and that the Plaintiff’s own negligence was was the cause of his accident and injuries. Plaintiff’s counsel reports the City withdrew a previous settlement offer of $100,000. The jury deliberated for 1.5 hours.
Verdict: $1,917,120 ($139,983 past medical expenses; $717,136 future medical expenses; $200,000 past lost income; $80,000 past pain and suffering; $350,000 future pain and suffering; $80,000 past loss of normal life, $350,000 future loss of normal life.
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Category: Arm Injuries, Bicycle Accidents, Fractures, Tears, and Dislocations, Shoulder Injuries – Rotator Cuff/Other, Street Hazard