LA Will Pay $7.5 Million to Severely Injured Cyclist, City Plans to Fix Unsafe Roads

Feb 12, 2019

The Case

In a landmark legal decision, the city of Los Angeles has been ordered to pay $7.5 million to a severely injured cyclist. This case highlights the importance of ensuring the safety of cyclists on city roads.

The Incident

The incident occurred when the cyclist, John Doe, was commuting to work. As he was cycling along Main Street, he encountered a large pothole that caused him to lose control of his bike. He was thrown off the bike and suffered multiple severe injuries, including a broken collarbone, fractured ribs, and a head injury.

The Lawsuit

John Doe filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles, arguing that they were negligent in maintaining safe roads for cyclists. The lawsuit highlighted the presence of numerous potholes, cracks, and other hazards that posed a significant risk to cyclists.

The Verdict

After careful consideration of the evidence presented, the court ruled in favor of John Doe. The city of Los Angeles was found liable for his injuries and was ordered to pay $7.5 million in compensation.

City's Response

Following the court's decision, the city of Los Angeles has expressed its commitment to improving cyclist safety. They have announced plans to allocate a significant portion of their budget to fix unsafe roads, repair potholes, and implement measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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