Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Find an Experienced Injury Lawyer to Help with Your Bicycle Accident

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Bicycle accidents can cause the victim serious damage, requiring extensive medical treatment and leaving you unable to work.

If someone else was responsible for your bicycle accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment, lost income, emotional trauma and more.

A bicycle accident attorney can help get you the justice you deserve and fight to help you recover compensation for your losses.

Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

Car and truck drivers often claim that the errant riding of a cyclist is the main cause of an accident when a bicycle is involved, but often the driver’s negligence and failure to check for a smaller vehicle like a bicycle contribute or outright cause the accident on the road.

Other contributing causes to bicycle accidents in Illinois include speeding, inclement weather, and failure to adhere to traffic laws. The most common types of bicycle accidents our firm has handled include the following scenarios:

  • Intersection collisions: this includes accidents at controlled intersections with stop signs or traffic signals in addition to uncontrolled intersections where there are no traffic signs to control the flow of vehicles.
  • Stoplight collisions: this accident happens often when a vehicle speeds up to make a yellow light or does not pay attention when the light turns green.
  • Left turn accidents: this type of accident occurs when a vehicle turns left and crosses the path of a bicyclist traveling down the road.
  • Right turn accidents: this happens mostly when a bicycle is positioned on the right side of the road or in the right lane and a vehicle makes a right-hand turn. Many times the driver in a right turn accident loses the bicycle in a blind spot or does not check before making the turn.
  • Dooring accidents: this accident occurs when a driver opens a vehicle door without checking first for cyclists. There is typically little to no time to react, and the bicycle collides with the vehicle door.
  • Distracted driving accidents: this happens when a driver is texting, playing with the radio, or distracted by other passengers in the vehicle and not paying attention for bicyclists on the road.

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Hiring an Attorney After a Bicycle Accident

After an injury accident, you need medical treatment and a way to pay your bills until you’re well enough to return to work.

Hiring an attorney frees you up to focus on your health and recovery. Your lawyer will investigate your case and gather evidence to establish liability for your damages.

When you can get a lawyer onboard quickly, your legal team can get to work on building your case.

Whether you were struck by a distracted or impaired driver, got “doored” by a driver who didn’t bother to check for oncoming traffic, or if a roadway obstruction caused you to crash, your attorney will identify the at-fault party and hold them accountable for their reckless or negligent actions.

  • $4,000

    Covered Medical Bills For Bicycle Accident

    Our client was crossing an intersection on his bicycle when a driver ran a stop sign and struck him. We secured enough damages to cover the client’s medical bills.


    Truck Accident

    A young man died when his car collided with a semi-truck that had pulled out in front of him, leaving behind two children. Liability in this case was hotly contested, the case was mediated and ultimately resulted in a settlement of $1,400,000.

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  • I was extremely pleased with the service provided by VanDerGinst Law. I would strongly recommend them to anyone in need of legal help.

    Jody P.

Damages for Bicycle Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that, on average, more than 600 bicyclists die and another 52,000 are injured in bicycle accidents nationwide annually. In Illinois, 27 deaths and 3,020 injuries were reported in 2014 for bicycle accidents alone. Compensation for these accidents includes economic and noneconomic damages for the injuries inflicted on the cyclist.

Damages include payment for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, disfigurement, disability, and the loss of enjoyment of life. Talk to a personal injury today to learn more about possible compensation for your bicycle accident claims.


How Can VanDerGinst Law Help You?

With more than three decades of experience behind us, VanDerGinst law understands how to get the job done for you. We fight to protect your legal rights and get the best possible results for you.

We negotiate with the insurance company and, in most cases, we get our clients the compensation they deserve without going to court.

You have only two years to file a lawsuit for an Iowa or Illinois bike injury. Don’t risk losing your right to compensation.

We offer a free case analysis to help you understand your options for pursuing a claim, and you pay no legal fees until we recover compensation for your claim.

At VanDerGinst Law, our experienced personal injury attorneys understand what you’re facing and we are here to help. To schedule a consultation or speak to one of our bicycle accident lawyers, contact us now.

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