Have you been injured in a bicycle accident? Call our personal injury attorneys today.
The state of Illinois is ranked among the best states in the US to ride a bicycle and many of its citizens are taking advantage of that fact. Since 1990, bike riding has doubled as a means of exercise and family entertainment. As of lately, people are riding bikes more and more to avoid traffic and leave a smaller carbon foot imprint. There is a broad network of bicycle paths that allow cyclists to travel with ease through the city. The unfortunate truth though is that many bicyclists must still share the road with motor vehicle drivers who simply are not aware of the cyclists on the road with them. Auto-bicycle accidents are often devastating in the fact the cyclist does not have as much protection from the road as the driver of a motor vehicle does. Injuries sustained in these kinds of accidents can range from bumps and bruises to broken bones and traumatic deaths and even, tragically, death. If you or a loved one has been involved in one of these accidents, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of
www.needaninjuryattorneyillinois.com are here to help you with the legal counsel you WILL need.
As a direct consequence of more and more cyclists sharing the road with drivers, there has also been an increase in these auto-bicycle accidents. According to the most recent statistics available by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were over 600 cyclist deaths in 2010 and over 3,000 injuries. This has put Chicago as the second most dangerous city for cyclists, right behind New York. Even the most conscientious of riders can be injured in an accident that is beyond their control. Some of the most common accidents that are seen are:
- Drivers pulling out in front of cyclists
- Drivers turning directly in front of cyclists
- Failure to yield when cyclist has the right of way
- Distracted driving
- Failure to stop at a stop sign or red light
- A drunk or otherwise impaired driver
A large number of drivers seem to forget that cyclists also have a lawful and legitimate right to share the road and become aggressive in their much bigger vehicle. This results in accidents and sometimes fatalities. If you or a loved one was involved in one of these accidents, please give the Law Firm of
www.needaninjuryattorneyillinois.com a call so that we can begin to build a strong and strategic case in your favor.
While it is tempting to accept direct payment from an insurance adjuster who is sent out to you right away, you must remember that these insurance companies are not on your side. They will not give you the financial compensation that you are entitled to. Instead, they will give you the lowest dollar amount that they can justify which can land YOU in financial distress. The most critical step after you have been in a bicycle-auto accident is to get the medical attention that you need. The second most important step is to retain legal counsel who will fight for your right to be appropriately compensated. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of www.needaninjuryattorneyillinois.com are here to do just that. We have years of experience in fighting insurance companies to make sure that our clients are fairly compensated when it comes to their injuries, loss of wages, and damage to personal property.
Our offices are located in the city center of Chicago but we are proud to serve the entire state of Illinois. If you are looking for top notch legal representation, give our compassionate and friendly staff a call so that we can help you reclaim your life.