The cyclist sustained multiple injuries. The bike-riding professor also had a loss of consciousness when struck by the defendant who was traveling 45 m.p.h. or more. This crash caused the following problems for the injured bicycle rider:
a. Post-concussive syndrome and closed head injury;
b. Posterior neck pain and a central herniated cervical disc at C6-7;
c. Permanent partial disability rating to the dominant upper extremity;
d. Multiple abrasions, contusions and permanent scarring;
e. Arthritic changes and weight gain;
This Abrams Landau client was a physical education teacher at a local Community College. The Triathlon Trial Lawyer knew the client from his second job at a Loudoun County Health Club. The injured cyclist had been with the school since 1974 ! At the time of the bicycle crash, he was earning an annual salary of $45,000.
The Community College’s documentation indicates their professor lost $4,457.33/month for the 7 month period the cross country cyclist was disabled. After his orthopedic treatment ended, the injured athlete and bicycle tourist had episodes of memory loss and loss of balance. However, the Insurance Company for the guilty driver would not accept full responsibility for the all of the injured bicyclist’s injuries.
Find out in tomorrow’s post how The Injured Athletes lawyer and the trial team at Abrams Landau, Ltd. got their disabled cyclist client full compensation