Chicago Bike Accident Attorney
Legal Representation for Victims of Bicycle Collisions
Bicycling is good exercise, economical, and eco-friendly. But, it has inherent risks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 48,000 bicyclists were injured and 743 were killed in traffic accidents in a recent year in the U.S.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most fatal bike accidents happen in urban areas at non-intersections, and males are more likely to be killed in bicycle crashes than females. The highest bicyclist fatality rates happen in the age groups of 15-29 and ages 45 and older.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Many bicycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers who back into bicyclists, cut them off in traffic, or violate their legal right-of-way. Bicycles are less visible than passenger vehicles, and drivers often fail to observe a bicyclist when navigating in traffic. The Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center reports that bicycle accidents account for about 2% of the nation's traffic fatalities.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicyclists are unprotected in collisions, except for helmets. They can be thrown over the handlebars in a crash and severely injured when they land. Common biking injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
If you have been injured in a bike accident as a result of driver negligence, contact a Chicago injury attorney at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC for a free consultation.
Our experienced Chicago bike accident lawyers are committed to pursuing the maximum compensation available under the law for our clients. We have the skills and resources to thoroughly investigate your accident, negotiate a full and fair settlement on your behalf, and fight for your rights in court.
Contact Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC to discuss your situation. We can be reached at (800) 996-4824.