In Illinois, motorists are required to share the road with bicyclists. Unfortunately, if there is an accident, the people in the four-wheeled vehicle do not share in the consequences. It is the person on the bike who is seriously injured.
At Healy Scanlon Law Firm in Chicago, we take traffic safety very seriously. Our lawyers have obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our injured clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car-bicycle accident, we offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions.
Holding Careless Drivers Accountable
As a bicyclist, you have a right to drive on city streets as long as you follow the rules of the road and do not impede traffic. Most car-bike collisions occur because the person in the larger vehicle failed to yield the right of way to the person on the bicycle.
The following are examples of common accidents:
- A car or truck clips a bicycle while passing it.
- A four-wheeled vehicle turns in front of a person riding a bike.
- A car fails to give the right of way to a bicyclist.
Motorists often try to blame accidents on the person who was riding the bike. In this situation, the insurance company covering the driver may refuse to pay for damages suffered by the biker, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
To protect your rights to full compensation, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Our lawyers work with investigators to collect the evidence we need to hold the careless driver responsible.
Contact Our Illinois Cycle Accident Attorneys
There is never a charge to discuss your case with a Chicago bicycle accident attorney at our firm. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To speak to us, call 312-324-0409 (800-787-5431 toll free). Se habla español.