Cyclist sues repair shop for negligence that allegedly caused head fracture

By Robert Hadley | Oct 2, 2015

A woman is suing a bike shop for alleged negligence related to a personal injury claim.

Carly Maxwell filed a lawsuit Sept. 30 in Cook County Circuit Court against Rapid Transit Inc. doing business as Rapid Transit Cycle Shop, citing negligence.

According to the claim, Maxwell brought her bicycle into Rapid Transit for a tuneup that was to include an inspection and repair or replacement of any worn or defective parts. On March 16, as Maxwell rode the bike home after picking it up from the shop, the suit says the seat separated from the bicycle, throwing Maxwell onto the pavement. The accident allegedly caused Maxwell to suffer a radial head fracture, cuts, bruises and other injuries. The suit claims the staff of Rapid Transit failed to properly inspect her bike for safety during the tuneup.

Maxwell is seeking damages of more than $50,000 plus litigation costs. Attorney John A. Culver of the Law Offices of John A. Culver of Chicago is representing the defendant.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-009918.

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