Bicycle Accidents

Chicago Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Fighting For Bicycle Accident Victims in Illinois

Biking is a popular activity in and around Chicago. People bike to work and for exercise and recreational purposes, often sharing the road with motor vehicles. When accidents occur, the consequences can be dire. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500,000 people in the U.S. are treated in emergency departments, and more than 700 people die, each year as a result of bicycle-related injuries.

If you were injured by a car or other motor vehicle while riding a bike, you may be entitled to compensation. The Chicago bicycle accident attorneys at Cogan & Power, P.C. focus on representing the victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents, and we will work to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago bike accident lawyers. We take cases on a contingency basis, so you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents 

Some of the common causes of bike accidents in Chicago include:

  • Dooring (when a motorist opens his or her car door and hits a passing bicyclist)
  • Failure of drivers to yield the right of way
  • Failure of drivers to see cyclists
  • Improper right-hand turns in front of a cyclist
  • Improperly turning left when a cyclist is approaching in the opposite direction
  • Failure of drivers to provide enough distance between vehicle and cyclist when passing the cyclist

How to Make a Claim If You Have Been Injured in a Bike Accident

Bicyclists who are injured in an auto accident may be entitled to compensation from the negligent driver for injuries, medical bills, and lost wages. The knowledgeable Chicago bicycle accident attorneys at Cogan & Power have significant experience representing the victims of motor vehicle accidents, including bicycle accidents, auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, and motorcycle accidents.

We strive to resolve claims quickly and favorably, and we are prepared to vigorously advocate on your behalf in a court of law if a favorable settlement cannot be reached. We have a proven track record of success and numerous substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims of vehicle accidents.

Bicycle Safety Tips 

  • Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet
  • Wear brightly colored clothing during the day
  • Use a front light and rear reflector at night
  • Take care to obey rules of the road
  • Obey traffic signs, signals and lane markings
  • Ride in the same direction as traffic

Navigating Chicago Bicycle Accident Claims

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important to understand the legal process for making a claim and seeking compensation for your injuries and damages. At Cogan & Power, P.C., our experienced Chicago bicycle accident lawyers are here to guide you through each step of the process.

Here is an overview of what you can expect when making a bicycle accident claim:

  1. Consultation: Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss the details of your case. We will evaluate the strength of your claim and advise you on the best course of action.
  2. Investigation: Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and assess liability. This will help us build a strong case on your behalf.
  3. Negotiation: We will engage in negotiations with the insurance company or at-fault party to seek a fair settlement that covers your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  4. Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court. Our skilled trial attorneys will advocate for your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
  5. Resolution: Once a settlement or verdict is reached, we will help you navigate the process of receiving your compensation and ensure that your rights are protected.

Contact Us Today

At Cogan & Power, P.C., we understand the complexities of bicycle accident cases and are committed to providing personalized attention and aggressive representation to each of our clients.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a motor vehicle while riding a bike, contact the experienced Chicago bicycle accident attorneys at Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 today for a free consultation to discuss a possible bicycle accident claim. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.

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What Sets Us Apart

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