ankin law office llc
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Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Illinois Bike Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys
Bike accidents are on the rise. This is due in part to increasing popularity of using bicycles for transportation. Growing concern about the effects of fossil fuels on the environment among other factors has led to this increase in recent years. Unfortunately, the more bikes there are on the road, the more bike accidents we see. While some of these accidents are due to cyclist error, in many cases they are caused by negligence of motorists. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may have a personal injury case. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Ankin Law Office are skilled negotiating and litigating bike accident cases.
Bike Accident Causes
Many bike accidents are caused by the inattentiveness of motorists while driving. To many drivers, cyclists are practically invisible. Accidents between motorists and cyclists are offend caused by:
- A vehicle pulling out into the path of a cyclist
- A vehicle turning in front of a cyclist
- A vehicle running a cyclist off the road
- A driver failing to obey traffic signs and signals
- A driver failing to yield the right of way to a cyclist
Alcohol intoxication by motorists is also a common contributor to bike accidents. Motorists under the influence are slower to react and less observant. This can have serious consequences for cyclists on the road.
Bike Accident Injuries
Sharing the roads with motorists can be very dangerous for cyclists. Cyclists are not protected by thousands of pounds of metal like motorists. Injuries sustained by cyclists in motor vehicle accidents are often severe. Brain injuries are the most common of all serious injuries and can have long-lasting effects. In cases of catastrophic injuries, obtaining the maximum recovery possible is critically important in order to compensate for exorbitant medical bills and long-term care.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bike accident, contact us right away to discuss your case. Our firm will investigate your case and work diligently with you to recover maximum compensation for your injuries or loss.