Bicycling is an excellent form of physical fitness and an environmentally friendly way to get around Chicago. Unfortunately, with more people making bicycling a part of their daily commute, the number of bicycle accidents in our area has increased. At Arami Law Office, we help you hold responsible drivers accountable when these types of crashes occur. The following are six steps to follow, which can help you get the compensation you need to recover in an injury claim.
According to studies from the City of Chicago, there is an average of 1,500 bicycle accidents that occur in our area each year. As bicyclists have little to protect them in collisions involving motor vehicles, the injuries they suffer as a result tend to be severe.
In many cases, bicycle accidents are caused by the reckless driving behaviors of others. Actions such as speeding, disregarding traffic signs and signals, and driving under the influence all put Chicago bicyclists at risk. When a bike accident does occur, drivers can be held liable for the medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages you suffer. To protect your rights in a claim, Consumer Reports recommends the following tips:
At Arami Law Office, we provide the professional legal representation you need to hold at-fault drivers accountable. To discuss how we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to in your claim, contact our Chicago bicycle accident attorney today and request a consultation.
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