Chicago Bike Accident Attorney
Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Bike Accident Victims
Whether biking to work, biking for exercise, or biking for a fun family activity, bicyclists share the road with motor vehicles. Unfortunately, bicyclists are sometimes injured in motor vehicle accidents. At Ankin Law, our Chicago bicycle accident attorneys represent bicyclists who have been injured in an accident with a motor vehicle.
Accidents with bicyclists can occur for a number of reasons. Bike accidents can occur in traffic-congested areas when drivers do not see a bicyclist. Frequently, drivers fail to notice a bicyclist on the roadway or fail obey bicycle rules of the road.
Bicycle accidents can lead to serious and life-threatening injuries. If a driver negligently hits a bicyclist, the driver may be liable for the bicyclist’s injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income or other compensation.
Bicyclists who are injured in an auto accident can make a claim against the negligent driver’s auto insurance policy. If the negligent driver is uninsured or underinsured, however, the bicyclist must file a claim against his or her own auto insurance policy. Insurance companies frequently seek to settle claims quickly and for an amount less than the victim is owed. If this is the case, you may wish to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver and his or her insurance company in order to recover for your injuries.
The knowledgeable Chicago bicycle accident attorneys at Ankin Law have significant experience representing bicyclists injured in accidents with motor vehicles. We are familiar with the legal issues involved and we are well-equipped to efficiently and effectively communicate and negotiate with the insurance companies involved. We seek to resolve claims quickly and favorably, but if a favorable settlement cannot be reached we are prepared to vigorously advocate on your behalf in a court of law.
Bicyclists share the road with motorists. According, bicyclists should take care to remember certain safety precautions. For instance, bicyclists should always were a properly fitted bicycle helmet, brightly colored clothing during the day, and a front light and rear reflector at night. Bicyclists should obey the same rules of the road as drivers, including obeying traffic signs, signals and lane markings, and riding in the same direction as traffic.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a motor vehicle while riding a bike, contact the experienced Chicago bicycle accident attorneys at Ankin Law today for a free consultation to discuss a possible personal injury lawsuit. In addition to handling claims involving auto accidents with bicyclists, the knowledgeable Chicago motor vehicle accident attorneys have considerable experience handling a wide variety of motor vehicle accidents, including trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and mass transit accidents.