Aurora Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyers
Chicago Bike Collision Accident Attorneys
Bicycles in Illinois are required to observe the rules of the road. With this responsibility, however, also comes a right to the road in most areas. Cars, trucks and other vehicles must share the road with bicycles in a way that allows bicyclists to remain safe. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and even when wearing a helmet, a bicyclist is at great risk of a serious injury.
At the law firm of Woodruff Johnson & Palermo, our lawyers have the experience to handle bicycle accidents that happen throughout Illinois, including Chicago. If you have been injured in an accident, we will investigate the circumstances, help you understand your options and build a case that protects your rights while pursuing the maximum available compensation.
Aurora Bicycle Accident Injury Attorneys
A bicyclist has a standard of operating a bicycle responsibly and safely under the circumstances. This means that if a bicycle is going at excessive speeds around a lakefront or on a city street and runs into a pedestrian, a motor vehicle or another bicycle, the bicyclist may be found negligent and responsible for providing compensation.
Of course, many bicycle accidents involve motor vehicles. Given the lack of protection for bicycles, these accidents often have catastrophic results and may require extensive medical treatment for weeks, months or years into the future.
Our lawyers will identify all possible sources of compensation. In many cases, we will visit the accident scene to gather evidence and take photographs. We will talk to witnesses, obtain the police report and, when necessary, bring in an expert to reconstruct the accident.
Contact Woodruff Johnson & Palermo in Illinois
For a free consultation and case evaluation following a bicycle accident, please contact our offices today. We have offices in Aurora, Champaign and on N. LaSalle Street in downtown Chicago. Call us toll free at 866-891-9211 to schedule an appointment.