Bicycles are a common form of transportation, recreation, and exercise. Unfortunately, bicycles offer very little protection against dangers and hazards on the road. Bicycle accidents often lead to severe and catastrophic injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2018, bicyclists killed in vehicle crashes increased by more than 6% from the previous year.
If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident due to someone’s negligence, our dedicated accident lawyers are available to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Drivers of passenger vehicles, motorcycles, trucks, and buses often fail to see bicyclists riding in a designated bike lane or sharing a traffic lane. Bicycle accidents occur due to other factors, such as:
Even when they are alert and following every rule, bicyclists can be involved in accidents that result in injury or death. At Kasan Law, we handle a variety of bicycle accident injuries and wrongful death claims and tailor our representation to your case’s unique circumstances.
In Illinois, bicyclists have their own set of rules to follow that are designed to protect bicyclists. The Illinois Bicycle Rules of the Road requires bicyclists to comply with various laws and safety rules, including:
When a car, truck, motorcycle, van, or bus causes the accident, the bicycle accident victim has no airbags, seatbelts, or steel cages to protect them from the impact. Due to being exposed and unprotected, bicycle accidents often cause severe or fatal injuries. Some common bicycle accident injuries include:
The severity of bicycle accident injuries depends on various factors such as the vehicle’s speed, vehicle’s size, angle of impact, body part struck, and accident location. If the bicycle accident causes death, the deceased individual’s estate might be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit and claim monetary damages.
If a car, van, truck, bus, or motorcycle caused the injuries, bicycle accident victims could file a claim against the at-fault party’s liability insurance. Under Illinois law, bicycle accident victims have a right to receive compensation for the full value of their damages, and may receive compensation for the following:
At Kasan Law, we take pride in offering personalized legal services to each client that selects our firm. We take the time to fully understand your story, injuries, and how the incident has impacted your life. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means there are no up-front costs and you will not pay any legal fees unless we get you compensation. Our consultations are free and carry no obligations.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you should take immediate action to protect your right to recover damages. Contact our Chicago and Illinois bicycle accident attorneys to schedule your free consultation and case review by calling (312) 300-6724, e-mailing us at [email protected], or schedule your consultation online.