Chicago Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Duncan Law Group Advocates For You After Injury

Bicycles serve a great purpose getting people to and from their destinations, but unlike other vehicles, do not protect riders in the unfortunate event of an accident. Many drivers do not recognize the need to split roadways and are oftentimes unaware of the specific needs that bicyclists need. In these situations, accidents are likely to occur. With an increased likelihood for serious and even fatal personal injuries to occur, it is important that you or your loved one have an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer standing by your side.

Duncan Law Group, a Chicago personal injury law firm, has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of their clients. Taking a personalized and individual approach to each and every case, our experienced personal injury attorneys examine your case, develop a unique approach, and present this information to the court to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.

Find out how we can help you by calling our office for a free initial consultation.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

There are numerous ways that our lawyers have seen clients injured in biking accidents. Drivers do not usually train themselves to look out for bicyclists riding in the lane with them. Without the protections of larger steel shell surrounding their bodies, drivers may not realize they might be involved in an accident until it is too late.

While there are many ways that a bike rider can be injured, some of the most common accidents our firm encounters involves:
  • Auto makes a left turn in front of a bicyclist
  • Driver opens their door as a bike is approaching
  • Abruptly backing up into the street without checking
  • Changing lanes or merging without noticing bike riders
  • Passing bike riders without sufficient distance
  • Colliding at an intersection
  • Unsafe road conditions

When these accidents, or any other accidents, affect those riding a bike, numerous injuries can occur. While protections such as helmets, lights, and biking clothes can reduce the types of injuries that can be suffered in these accidents, there is no guarantee that injuries will not occur. Specifically, concussions and other closed head injuries, bone fractures, spinal injuries, cuts and scrapes, and internal bleeding are only some on the injuries that may be suffered.

What do I do if I have been hurt on my bicycle?

If you have been hurt in a bike accident, the first thing you should do is call for immediate medical attention. Due to the shock of the event, you may not realize the extent of your injuries until later. Taking care to medically document your case can help you recover the compensation you need. Additionally, collect information of witnesses, get a police report written, and take photos of the scene of the accident.

Contacting Duncan Law Group during this time is an asset to your case. With an accident lawyer on your side, you can be sure that your case is getting the attention it deserves. Our award-winning Chicago bicycle accident attorneys have devoted themselves to fighting for your rights. Call our firm to get more information.

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