Following an out-of-court settlement for nearly $7 million last year after a serious bicycle accident, the City of Mercer Island has reached a $7.25 million injury settlement after another bicycle accident.
Plaintiffs in this case were a woman who was rendered quadriplegic in a bike accident and her family. She reportedly lived on the island, located in Washington State, at the time of the accident in April 2013.
According to her complaint, as detailed by the Mercer Island Reporter, plaintiff was riding her bicycle along the road when she swerved to avoid a passing car. She then hit a bump that was unmarked and unseen, causing her to flip over top of her handlebars. As a result, her neck was slammed up against a sizable mailbox post situated on the side of the road. Continue reading