Cyclist hit by Driver who Ignored Stop Sign, Suffers Serious Hip and Pelvis Injuries - $350,000 Settlement

Client Represented by Attorney Ronald E. Gluck

Amount of Settlement: $350,000

Injuries: Hip and pelvic injuries, including multiple displaced fractures.

Details of the Case: In May 2014, our client, a 59-year-old cyclist, met members of his cycling club at an elementary school in Concord, Massachusetts. The group was planning to take a 28-mile bike ride. As our client followed the other cyclists out of the parking lot and onto the long driveway leading to the street, there was a four-way stop sign. 

Paramedics responding to an injured bicyclistOur client came to a full stop at his stop sign at the end of the driveway and then proceeded into the intersection to make a left turn onto the nearby street. A driver rolled straight through his stop sign while our client was in the intersection, striking and slamming him to the ground. Our client suffered serious injuries.

The driver was cited by Concord Police for failing to come to a complete stop at the stop sign and for proceeding into the intersection before it was safe to do so.   In spite of this citation and eye witness testimony that he did not stop at the stop sign, the driver testified that he did stop and that the cyclist rode into his vehicle.  His testimony was proven to be not believable through depositions taken by Mr. Gluck of the witness and police.

Our client was physically fit at the time of the accident. He taught at a private school for more than a decade and lived on a farm where he woke up early to feed horses and tend to the farm every day.

After the accident, our client was transported to a local hospital and was then transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital.  He was hospitalized for five days during which time he underwent major surgery with placement of a great deal of metal to piece back together his shattered pelvis and hip area. He was transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for an additional 13 days and was unable to engage in most of his usual activities for the next six months, including tending to his farm. Family members had to change their schedules to handle these responsibilities. After undergoing a lengthy period of rehabilitation he was able to return to most of his usual activities.

The case was litigated for 18 months. Six months before the scheduled trial date a mediation took place at which the insurance company for the driver made an inadequate offer of settlement which our client rejected. Over the next several months the final steps were taken to ready the case for trial. Two weeks before the scheduled trial date, the same insurance company more than doubled its offer and the case settled.

Attorney Ronald E. Gluck

Ronald E. Gluck

Attorney Ronald E. Gluck has practiced law in Boston for more than 35 years, specializing in personal injury cases. He has been consistently recognized for his verdicts and settlements, including as a top rated personal injury attorney in the Super Lawyers ratings, which are published annually by Boston Magazine

Client Reviews
David really cared about me as an individual…and he really cared about seeking the justice that needed to be sought in the case. Peter
Ron got the insurance company to settle for the maximum on the policy. And so as a result of that, my son went back to school. Jeff
Marc just guided us through the whole process. He told us exactly what would happen and how we needed to go about doing everything. Jesenia
I would recommend David…The outcome of my case, I was very pleased with it. I hope I don't have another accident, but if I do we'll be back to see David. Paul
Ron was excellent. He was on top of everything. He answered every question. John
Marc was extremely professional. I felt very confident that he knew exactly what he was doing. This is his area of practice and I had total confidence in him and I actually have recommended him to other people who have been in accidents. Josh