Illinois-Chicago Bicycle Accidents FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been involved in a bike accident in Chicago, one of your first actions should be to hire a skilled bike accident attorney. The vehicle driver's insurance company will always attempt to reduce the value of your potential settlement, so if you are contacted by the driver's insurance company, it is strongly advised that you DO NOT discuss your injuries without first hiring legal representation.
At Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC, our attorneys will protect your right to the compensation you deserve. To assist you, we have provided answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions about bike accidents.
Can I Sue the Driver Who Hit Me?
When driver negligence led to the bicycle accident, you have the right to file a lawsuit or claim to pursue compensation for all damages.
Who Else Could be Liable for the Bicycle Accident?
If a faulty part or defective product caused the accident, the manufacturer could be held liable. City, county, or state agencies might be at fault if the roadway was not properly maintained or is considered unsafe. Mechanics, repair shops, careless homeowners, and many others could also bear some liability for your injuries, based upon the facts. Get a full case evaluation from our firm.
What Damages Will I Be Able to Recover?
Under Illinois law, injured bicyclists have the right to pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and disability. In certain cases, it may be possible to pursue punitive damages as well.
Hire a Chicago Bike Accident Lawyer
Accidents between a motor vehicle and a bicycle are extremely dangerous. Other than a helmet, bicyclists have very little to protect themselves with in a collision. Broken bones, lacerations, back or neck injuries, and brain injuries are common in bike collisions.
If you need legal assistance after being injured in a bike crash, speak with a Chicago accident lawyer today. The lawyers at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC have helped thousands of clients obtain the maximum in compensation by pursuing a claim or lawsuit. We are professionals in the field of personal injury law, and we have an extensive track record of successes. We are here to help you recover the maximum possible in a settlement or jury award.
Call us now for legal representation that you can trust and who will go the distance for you. We promise that no attorney fees will be charged unless we get you the money that you deserve. You can reach us at (800) 996-4824.