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ARTICLE ID 195748

Motor Vehicle Negligence – Auto/bicycle collision – Defendant driver allegedly fails to obey stop sign at exit of shopping center – Alleged cervical herniation and non-fracture ankle injury.

Charlotte County, FL

The plaintiff bicyclist, in her early 20’s, contended that the defendant driver negligently failed to obey a stop sign as he was exiting a shopping center, resulting in the collision.

The defendant denied that the he drove in a negligent fashion. The plaintiff was proceeding from the defendant’s right. The defendant contended that he looked both ways after stopping at the stop sign, saw the plaintiff a significant distance away, talking on her cell phone. The defendant maintained that he looked again before proceeding, and that the plaintiff – who was traveling rapidly – struck the quarter panel of his vehicle. The plaintiff maintained that defendant driver made eye contact with her, and acknowledged she had the right-of-way as she rode across the intersection. The plaintiff contended that she suffered a cervical herniation with ongoing cervical and lumbar pain. The plaintiff also maintained that she sustained a non-fracture ankle injury.The jury found that the defendant was not negligent

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