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.
Where do most bicycle accidents happen?
Bicycle accidents can happen anywhere a motor vehicle is present. This includes:
- Busy roads
- Residential streets
- Rural roads
- Bike paths
- Bike lanes
- Parking lots
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.
If you are involved in a bike accident, contact us today
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, the experienced attorneys at Carlson Bier will protect you and your family. Don’t let the insurance company or other defendant(s) push you around. We know the laws and we will fight for you. You need to get your life back on track after an injury, so let us help you navigate the legal system. We want to help you recover from your injuries, get any compensation that is owed to you and make sure that this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Call our bicycle accident attorneys today. 312-622-2900