Bicycling is a great way to stay healthy and enjoy the outdoors. However, riding a bike can also be dangerous, especially when sharing the road with motor vehicles. In Illinois, like in many states, bicycle accidents are unfortunately all too common.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in Illinois, you may be wondering what your legal options are. In this blog post, we will discuss representation of individuals injured in bicycle accidents in Illinois.
First and foremost, it’s essential to seek medical attention immediately after a bicycle accident. Some injuries, such as post-concussive syndrome, may not present symptoms right away, and delaying treatment can make the injury worse. Additionally, seeking medical attention will document your injuries and provide a record that can be used in a legal case.
Once you’ve received medical attention, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in bicycle accidents. A personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
When looking for a personal injury attorney, it’s important to find someone who has experience representing individuals injured in bicycle accidents specifically. It’s crucial to work with an attorney who understands the unique challenges and considerations involved.
Your attorney will investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine who was at fault. In some cases, the driver of a motor vehicle may be responsible for the accident if they were driving recklessly or negligently. In other cases, a poorly maintained roadway or defective bike equipment may be to blame.
Compensation in a bicycle accident case can include medical expenses, lost wages, disability, loss of normal life, as well as pain and suffering. Your attorney will work with medical professionals to determine the extent of your injuries. Additionally, they will work to calculate the amount of income you’ve lost due to your injuries and seek compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as any disability you sustained.
Remember to always wear a helmet and follow all traffic laws to stay safe while riding your bike.
If you are injured while riding your bicycle, contact the attorneys at Mossing & Navarre, LLC for excellent representation by experienced attorneys who are also avid bicycle riders.
At Mossing & Navarre, LLC we have the experience, knowledge, and skill to represent you or a loved one who has been injured in a bicycle accident. To set up your free, fully confidential consultation, please contact us today, www.mossingnavarrelaw.com, or call us at 312-262-6700.