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Every year, bicycling accidents in Chicago and nearby areas result in thousands of injuries and deaths. Bicyclists have just as much of a right to the road as vehicle drivers – despite what some drivers may think.

When a driver doesn’t follow the rules of the road and injures a bicyclist, they should be held accountable. If you were injured while riding a bicycle, talk to our bicycle accident attorneys to seek justice.

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Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents Include:

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Accidents with motor vehicles

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Poorly maintained roads or sidewalks

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Defective or damaged bicycles

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Animal attacks

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Collisions with pedestrians or other cyclists

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Badly lit streets

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Violation of the “right of way” at intersections

How Bicycle Accident Lawsuits Work

Every year, hundreds of families lose their loved ones to bicycle accidents. Thousands of others are impacted by injuries and emotional trauma after accidents. Fortunately, Illinois and Indiana state laws allow individuals to seek bicycle accident compensation for damages suffered.

If you were not at fault for your accident or were only partially to blame, you could be eligible for compensation. Working with a bicycle accident attorney is the best way to understand the extent of your fault – or lack thereof. With expert legal help, you can collect a fair settlement for your damages.

At Midwest Injury Lawyers, we have helped quickly file bicycle accident cases involving:

Blindspot or Dark Accidents

Many bicycle accidents occur simply because a motor vehicle driver didn’t see the cyclist. No matter what you were wearing or the lighting situation, you deserve to be compensated if you were struck by a driver that wasn’t aware of you. Talk to our legal team about seeking a settlement for your pain, suffering, and losses.

Drunk Drivers

Too many fatal or severe bicycle crashes involve intoxication on the part of the driver that caused the crash. At Midwest Injury Lawyers, we have no tolerance for drunk drivers that endanger the lives of others. We hold people accountable for operating bikes or vehicles while under the influence.

Minors on Bicycles

Our legal team has also represented parents and their children when they were involved in bicycle accidents. Drivers have a responsibility to be careful when child cyclists are present, whether it’s near a school, playground, or neighborhood. If someone did not take “reasonable care” and injured a minor, compensation is owed.

Urban City Traffic

A good portion of the fatal or serious bicycle accidents we see occur in urban areas. When traffic is heavy and drivers are stressed, bicyclists are often the victims of collisions. If you were struck by a driver in rush hour or a congested part of the city, turn to our bicycle injury attorneys. We’ll help you seek proper monetary compensation.

Experience Is Key When It Comes to Cycling Injury Claims

There are many personal injury lawyers that represent bicyclists, but you need to know more about their track records before you hire them. Learn what kinds of cases they have represented and the settlements they have achieved.

Our team at Midwest Injury Lawyers has decades of collective experience representing bicyclists after serious accidents. Our bicycle accident lawyers in Chicago have obtained millions of dollars in compensation, and we know Illinois and Indiana regulations well. When you work with us, you can rest easy knowing that your case is being thoroughly investigated and defended.

Our lawyers have helped bicycle accident victims obtain financial settlements for:

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Pain and suffering

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Lost income or benefits

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Medical and hospital bills

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Future medical treatments

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Lost earning potential

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Punitive damages

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Reduced abilities or enjoyment of life

Time is always of the essence when it comes to legal proceedings. If you were struck by a motor vehicle while on a bicycle, or if your loved one was, don’t wait to seek justice. Our team is here to begin the process of seeking compensation immediately.

The Benefits of Hiring a Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you want to secure the highest level of possible compensation, you need a bicycle accident law firm that knows the legal system and how to negotiate with insurance companies. Retaining the services of an experienced, trusted legal team allows you to focus on healing while we seek proper compensation on your behalf.

When you partner with our team, we build your case by:

  • Deeply investigating your bicycle accident claim

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  • Talking to insurance providers and reading policies

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  • Discussing your case with relevant experts

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  • Collecting evidence and interviewing any witnesses

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  • Professionally negotiating with insurance companies

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  • Aggressively representing your case in court

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What Past Clients Say

See how our Chicago bicycle accident lawyers have won other cases in the past. Our attorneys are well-versed in both Illinois and Indiana state regulations, and we fully dedicate our services to every client we take on. For further references, make a request directly to our team.

I was referred to Sam Carl via a different firm while I was looking for a personal injury lawyer due to a serious cycling accident. If you have ever had the need to seek out representation, you know how overwhelming the process can be and how difficult it is to know if you are making […]

Matt

Sam Carl is a fantastic attorney. I was injured in an accident with a faulty product earlier this year and was referred to Sam by a business associate. He was able to resolve the matter much quicker than I anticipated and to my complete satisfaction. Sam is everything you want in a lawyer- He is […]

John P.

Getting in touch with Samuel R. Carl completely turned my situation around. I went from a mountain of medical bills, and my credit on the line, to everything getting resolved with money I deserved back in my pocket. Sam was extremely patient, professional, and more than willing to work with me.

Harley M.

Mr.Cameron proves to be professional, hardworking, compassionate all while yielding results. After consultation with a couple of other firms, we decided to go with Chet. Upon our initial meeting, he assured us that he would do his best, and I believe he gave us that and more.

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You Don’t Pay Our Bicycle Accident Attorneys Upfront

We’ll begin our journey together with a complimentary case evaluation. Then, should you choose to retain our legal services, we’ll work on a contingency fee policy. That means we won’t charge you anything until we’ve won a fair settlement on your behalf. No upfront fees. No surprise charges.

A Word from One of Our Bicycle Injury Lawyers

Bicycle accident cases often involve very serious injuries. It is extremely important to quickly investigate the scene of an accident, speak with witnesses, and gather any video or photographic evidence that may exist. When bicycle accident cases go to trial, having a lawyer that understands the unfair biases many jurors have against riders can be an essential difference between winning and losing.

– Samuel R. Carl

FAQs About Bicycle Accident
Laws and Attorneyss

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How do I know who is at fault for the bicycle accident?
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Fault in bicycle accidents is often less clear than we’d like it to be. That’s why our legal team will dedicate time and energy to proving who is truly responsible for the accident. We’ll collect evidence, interview eyewitnesses, and conduct extensive investigations.

Even in situations where our client may be partially at fault for the accident, we can still help seek compensation under Indiana and Illinois state laws.

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What should I do immediately after a bicycle crash?
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The first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Then, if you are able, document the scene by taking pictures and talking to other witnesses. You should also obtain the insurance information of the parties involved. The more details you have after the accident, the stronger your case will be.

Once you are well enough to do so, reach out to a bicycle accident attorney to begin the process of seeking compensation. The longer you wait, the less evidence you may be able to collect.

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How long do most bicycle accident lawsuits take?
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This answer can vary. The duration of a lawsuit depends on the amount of evidence, the participation of insurance companies, and the extent of the damage. Some cases may take months while others take years.

To make the process as quick and painless as possible, seek representation from a bicycle accident attorney immediately. Our Midwest Injury Lawyers will help you expedite the process and approach the timeline efficiently.

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How do I learn how much money I could receive after my bicycle accident?
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Some post-accident damages, such as pain and suffering, are difficult to assess in terms of money. However, over the years, we’ve learned a great deal about weighing damages and their fair financial compensation amounts. To learn what your case is worth, talk to our accident attorneys about your various economic and non-economic damages.

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Is there a statute of limitations on bicycle accident claims in Illinois?
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Yes, but the statute of limitations can vary from state to state. The best way to be sure that your case is preserved is to contact a bicycle injury attorney as soon as you are able. Otherwise, your claim may be denied.

Request a Free Consultation

Tell our experienced team about your accident and/or injuries. One of our personal injury attorneys will contact you to schedule a free case evaluation. Remember: you won’t pay for anything unless we secure a compensation on your behalf.

Call (312) 786-5881 or send us a message online to get started.