What are the primary causes of bicyclist accidents?
Bike accidents happen for a number or reasons. To determine the cause, you should understand that oftentimes it is pure negligence. And regardless of why they happen, being in one can be a traumatic experience. You may wonder what your rights are and which steps you should take to move forward with a case. Rest assured the attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin can help. At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for bicycle accident victims. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover for their damages. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced bicycle accident lawyers will fight for you!
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Though some bikes are hit because of something the bike rider did, most of the time they happen simply because someone else is negligent. Drivers of cars, trucks or motorcycles could display this negligence; a maintenance company tasked with keeping the roadway safe; or a truck or construction company that left debris in the middle of the road.
Typically, bike collisions happen when a bike rider is hit by a car that is turning or about to turn at an intersection. Other typical bike crashes happen mid-block when a bike rider seemingly comes out of nowhere and gives a driver little reaction time. Bicyclists are often also struck in parking lots or by cars that are going in reverse.
As you can see, many of these types of accidents can often be avoided. Both automobile drivers and bike riders should limit alcohol consumption before embarking on a road trip, go the speed limit, pay close attention to the road and any potential hazards, remain cautious, refrain from talking on the phone or texting and pay attention to traffic signs. The city can ensure traffic signs are in place and traffic signals are properly functioning. And maintenance companies and construction crews can clear debris from the highway or streets. Failure to do these things can result in a bike rider getting injured or even wrongful death. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced bicycle accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.
If you, a family member or friend is involved in a bicycle-vehicle accident and has been struck, you need proper legal representation. Do not hesitate to call (312) 888-8000 today to speak to an experienced attorney.
Our lawyers have handled more than 10,000 personal injury cases and we are accustomed to dealing with major insurance companies. Figuring out who caused the accident and why can be difficult. Determining the next step, whether to go to court and how to go about seeking recovery for damages can be even more challenging. So do not go it alone. Let our qualified team of experts help you.