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.
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,
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.