Bicycle Accident

Bicycle Accident Lawyers | Carlson Bier Associates

Are you seeking an experienced bicycle accident lawyer? Look no further than Carlson Bier. Our dedicated team specializes in helping victims of bicycle accidents get the justice and compensation they deserve. With over 28 years of experience and a track record of success, we are committed to fighting for your rights.

Our mission

Bicycle crashes are serious events, not mere accidents. Lawyers in the Carlson Bier Network, dedicated bicycle accident lawyers, have handled thousands of cases and understand this difference well. We’ve helped victims with severe injuries like traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bones, and more.
Carlson Bier isn’t only a law firm, it’s a network of independent lawyers dedicated to helping Bicycle accidents. Over the years, we’ve refined our approach, learning from every type of bicycle crash to improve how we help. Lawyers in our network collaborate closely, sharing insights to better serve bicycles as our network grows

Why is a bicycle accident lawyer different?

As cyclists ourselves, at Carlson Bier, we take a unique approach because we understand the profound importance of cycling and the devastating impact of being hit by a motor vehicle while riding a bike, resulting in serious injuries. We also empathize with the loss of ability or desire to ride. Our goal is to serve as both social and legal advocates, striving to help clients get back on their bikes as swiftly as possible.

Once we take on a case at Carlson Bier, we collaborate with the police to ensure accurate facts and determine if a motorist was at fault. We guide you through medical treatment and bills, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if needed, litigate and proceed to trial.

Additionally, we offer pro bono legal advice to cycling clubs and teams on matters such as insurance, organizational structure, advocacy efforts, and bicycle safety. We frequently speak at bike club meetings and are available to attend yours upon request.

At Carlson Bier, we are proud advocates for bicyclists across Illinois. As fellow cyclists, we understand the profound impact of bicycle accidents and the importance of swiftly recovering from serious injuries caused by motor vehicle collisions. Our mission is not only to provide expert legal representation but also to support our clients in returning to cycling as soon as possible.

When you choose Carlson Bier, we work closely with law enforcement to establish the facts and determine liability in your case. We assist you throughout your medical treatment and handle negotiations with insurance companies. If necessary, we are prepared to litigate and represent your interests in court.

Nationally recognized bicycle accident lawyers

At Carlson Bier, we are nationally recognized for our expertise in personal injury law, particularly in cases involving bicycle accidents. Our track record includes record-setting results for our clients.

Where do most bicycle accidents happen?

Bicycle accidents can happen anywhere a motor vehicle is present. This includes:

  • Intersections
  • Busy roads
  • Residential streets
  • Rural roads
  • Bike paths
  • Bike lanes
  • Sidewalks
  • Parking lots
  • Driveways

Our bicycle accident lawyers at Carlson Bier know the laws and will protect you

Carlson Bier is a law firm that specializes in personal injury and has in depth experience as bicycle accident lawyers. We have handled many cases for cyclists who were hurt or killed by negligent drivers.

If you are involved in a bicycle accident, we can help you whether the driver of the other car has insurance or not. In most cases, we have been able to get our clients paid what they deserve without going to court. However, we also have the experience and will fight vigorously in the courtroom when it is necessary.

If you want someone who understands how important it is that your injuries are covered and that your bike gets repaired contact our bicycle accident lawyers today. We will make sure you can get back out there on two wheels again without fear of another crash happening soon afterward – call Carlson Bier at 312-622-2900.

Bicycle laws in Illinois

Illinois is one of the tamer states as far as bicycle laws go, but it’s still important to know that bicycles are vehicles in Illinois and are subject to many of the same rules as cars. This means cyclists must follow traffic signals and ride in the same direction as traffic. Riding on sidewalks is not allowed in some cities, so be sure to check before you start riding. And it goes without saying—but we’ll say it anyway—that your bicycle should have working brakes!

Even when you diligently follow all of the vehicle safety rules, accidents can and still do occur. Most often, it is because drivers of cars and trucks were not paying attention. We understand how frustrating it can be when motorists are negligent. If you’ve been hit by a car while cycling and think that you may have a case, contact the bicycle accident lawyers at Carlson Bier today! We’re ready to fight for your rights.

Who is responsible for a bicycle accident?

If a driver hits a bicyclist, the driver is almost always at fault. However, there are three different scenarios that could result in liability on behalf of either party or other factors. Bicycle accident cases can be particularly complicated because they take place outdoors on public roads under many different conditions and involve numerous possible factors. It’s important to have qualified bicycle accident lawyers who understand these laws and can protect your rights if you’re involved in this type of accident.

Contact the bicycle accident lawyers at Carlson Bier if you have been injured

Here’s how an accident attorney at Carlson Bier can help:

You can collect damages. You may be able to recover damages for your injuries and other losses. In some circumstances, you may be able to claim punitive damages—that is, damages intended to punish the defendant or the defendant’s employer. An attorney will evaluate your circumstances and advise you on what types of damages you may be eligible for.

We can negotiate with insurance companies. Whether you’re dealing with your own insurer or someone else’s, we know that insurance companies try to pay out as little as possible—which is why it helps to have experienced bicycle accident lawyers by your side. We’ll deal directly with insurers so you don’t have to, saving you stress and time in the process.

We can help get medical care. Even if you have health insurance, a serious injury from a bicycle accident may put a strain on your finances. Your medical bills might pile up before your case settles. We work with doctors who are willing to wait until a case settles before they start charging the client for their services and expenses related to the injured person’s care and treatment.

Carlson Bier Trusted Bicycle Accident Law Firm

Bicycles are not only a popular mode of transportation for commuters and families but also a beloved recreational activity. If you’ve been injured, you deserve experienced and dedicated representation. At Carlson bier, we are committed to protecting the rights of bicyclists and ensuring our roads are safe for everyone.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a reckless or careless driver, contact us today. We offer a free consultation with no obligation. Trust our dedicated bicycle accident attorneys to advocate for you.


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