Bicyclist Paralyzed on Chicago Bike Path Files Lawsuit against City of Chicago

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The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is filing a personal injury lawsuit in Cook County, IL on behalf of a bicyclist who was paralyzed

Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II of the law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., filed a Personal Injury lawsuit in Cook County, on behalf of Jennifer Kraft of Chicago, a bicyclist who was paralyzed after falling on the Chicago Lakefront Bicycle Trail while riding northbound near East 37th Street. (Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, Case No. 2014L013359).

According to the complaint, on April 25, 2014, 34-year-old Jennifer Kraft, a high school chemistry teacher, was biking along the lakefront when the trail abruptly ended without warning. She fell nine feet onto the concrete below. While Jennifer’s helmet saved her life, she remains in a wheelchair as she fractured three neck vertebraes, both shoulder blades, and punctured her spine at chest level.

Attorneys for the Plaintiff allege that the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and A&L, INC, carelessly and negligently designed the trail by failing to warn bicyclists of an abrupt drop-off on the trail. The lawsuit alleges the trail was carelessly designed with a raised lip at the end of the trial which caused the plaintiff to be launched off the trial.

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Lindsey Cramer
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
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