Austin personal injury attorney Justin McMinn of the McMinn Law Firm settled a personal injury case earlier this month on behalf of a client who was struck while riding his bicycle. The case settled for the defendant’s car insurance policy limits.
According to settlement documents for the case, number 02838897-1 in Travis County Court, McMinn’s client was riding his bicycle in the far right lane of East Oltorf St. when the defendant struck him from behind, throwing him into the air and onto the defendant’s windshield. The injured man was then tossed onto the pavement and eventually came to a stop. Police and EMS found him unconscious and transported him to a local emergency room.
The settlement documents go on to say that the Austin Police Department found the defendant 100 percent responsible for the accident, issuing her a citation for “unsafe movement right.”
At the hospital, McMinn’s client was diagnosed with an acute subdural hematoma, which is the most lethal of all head injuries, a concussion, multiple lacerations to the head and abrasions all over his body. In the following months, he was treated in several facilities for rehab and therapy for injuries sustained in the accident.