Chicago Bike Accident Attorney

Chicago Bike Accident Attorney

Chicago has some beautiful areas to head out on your bike, and biking is a great way to enjoy the fresh air, get in some exercise, and go green. Unfortunately, however, bike accidents happen, and they are exceptionally dangerous accidents. When motorists fail to safely accommodate bike riders with whom they share the road, life-threatening bike accidents are often the result. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a bike accident, reach out to an experienced Chicago bike accident attorney for the legal guidance you need.

When You Are on Your Bike

The simple truth is that, when you are on your bike, you are far more vulnerable to the dangers associated with traffic accidents for all the following reasons:

  • You have nothing other than your bike helmet to protect you from the serious impact of an accident.
  • You balance on only two wheels, which leaves you more vulnerable to poorly maintained roads, the dangerous effects of bad weather and debris, and much more.
  • Although you join the flow of traffic on your bike, you are at a decided disadvantage when it comes to your speed.
  • The relatively small amount of space that you take up on the road when you are on your bike makes it harder for motorists to see you and makes it easier for you to disappear into their blind spots.
  • Because your bike has no protective shell, you’re very likely to drag across the ground in the event of an accident, which leaves you vulnerable to the cuts, abrasions, and bruises that are commonly known as road rash.

While you are more susceptible to the risks of the road when you are on your bike, this does not alter the fact that motorists owe you the same duty of care they owe everyone else on the road.

Serious Injuries

Bike accidents often lead to serious injuries, which can include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can be life-altering
  • Broken bones, which can include complicated fractures that require intense ongoing care
  • Spinal cord injuries, which can include permanent paralysis
  • Cuts and burns that can be permanently disfiguring
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash, that can lead to chronic pain and a significant decrease in range of motion

Seeking Just Compensation

In order to regain your health and well-being, you need just compensation for the damages (or losses) you’ve suffered. These categories of loss tend to include:

  • Lost earnings on the job
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering

Including a complete assessment of your damages in each of these classifications (in your bike accident claim) is critical to your successful journey toward recovery.

Seek the Professional Legal Counsel of an Experienced Chicago Bike Accident Attorney Today

The Chicago bike accident attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., have considerable experience successfully guiding bike accident claims like yours toward their most beneficial conclusions, and we’re here for you, too. To learn more about how we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

Schedule a free consultation

Would you like one of our attorneys to call you for a free consultation? Submit your information below.

Attorney Advertising. This information is designed for general information only. The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Past results and testimonials are not a guarantee, warranty, or prediction of the outcome of your case, and should not be construed as such. Past results cannot guarantee future performance. Any result in a single case is not meant to create an expectation of similar results in future matters because each case involves many different factors, therefore, results will differ on a case-by-case basis. By providing certain contact information herein, you are expressly authorizing the recipient of this message to contact you via the methods of communication provided.

NUVEW | Copyright 2024. All Rights Reserved | Accessibility Notice | Privacy Policy