It's important to take prompt action when you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. We will help you seek the proper compensation you deserve. Contact us online or at (312) 444-9400.  After hours (630) 708-0873. Texts and voice mail are monitored 24 hours a day.

Chicago Area Bicycle Accident Attorney

Chicagoland Bike Accident Injury Lawyer

Chicago's "Streets for Cycling Plan 2020" identifies a 645 mile network of on-street bikeways.  Bicycling has become an integral part of Chicago's transportation system. Currently ranked #5 in a 2012 ranking of the top 50 bike-friendly cities, Chicago's stated goal is to become the most bike-friendly city in the United States.  According to Bicycling.com cyclists accounted for 51% of the Chicago traffic during rush hour.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 677 cyclist fatalities in 2011.  This number was 9 percent higher than the 623 cyclists killed in 2010.  The majority of the cyclist fatalities in 2011 occurred in urban areas at non-intersections.  In Illinois there were 918 traffic fatalities reported in 2011 with bicyclists accounting for 27 of the fatalities (2.9 percent).
Both the cyclist and the motorist are required to follow the Illinois Rules of the Road.  Unfortunately to many motorists, cyclists often go unnoticed as they attempt to share the road space with automobiles.  It is not uncommon for a motorist to fail to yield the right of way or to make a right hand turn in front of a bicycle traveling in the same direction.  Turning left in front of an oncoming cyclist or crowding a cyclist when passing are also common contributing factors in bicycle accidents.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident caused by someone else's negligence, it is important that you file a police report, seek medical care and consult an experienced bike accident attorney.  You need to have someone on your side to protect your legal rights.  An experienced bike accident personal injury attorney will help you document the events and assist you as you provide a statement to the insurance companies involved.
With the weight of an average car being more than 2,000 pounds, there is little doubt which vehicle and driver, the cyclist or the automobile driver, will suffer the most damage.  The injuries sustained by the bicycle rider can be quite severe often involving head or spine trauma and fractured bones. Often these serious injuries require complex and prolonged treatment. If the bicycle/car crash was caused by negligence of the motorist, it is important to consult Experienced Bike Accident Attorney Tim Henderson (630) 708-0873.  Success is no accident and he has worked hard to obtain the compensation his clients need and deserve.  Representing clients in Joliet, Chicago, Oak Brook, Bolingbrook and throughout the Chicago Area (including the counties of Cook, Kane, Will & DuPage), he will provide a free case evaluation.

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