Bicycle Accident Lawyers Who Handle Crosswalk Crashes
If you’ve been hurt in Illinois, our attorneys can help
Some bicyclists are injured when they are simply trying to cross the street. It only takes one negligent driver to cause an accident that results in serious injuries. The bicycle accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. have handled hundreds of cases involving injured bicyclists. We fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Crosswalks are clearly marked on the streets of Chicago and throughout Illinois. They alert drivers to a designated area where bicyclists and pedestrians can cross safely. In fact, it is the legal responsibility of drivers to stop for people crossing the street. Section 5/11-1002(e) of the Illinois Vehicle Code states:
“Whenever stop signs or flashing red signals are in place at an intersection or at a plainly marked crosswalk between intersections, drivers shall yield right-of-way to pedestrians as set forth in Section 11-904 of this Chapter.”
Section 11-904(b) states that drivers approaching a stop sign are to come to a complete stop before entering the crosswalk at an intersection. They are also required to yield the right-of-way of any vehicle entering the intersection – including bicycles. If a bicyclist is hit by a car that fails to yield in that situation, the motorist is responsible.
Our law firm gets results
A bicyclist injured in a crosswalk collision deserves financial compensation. Recovering that compensation can be complicated. Drivers deny responsibility and do not admit to doing anything wrong. Insurance companies will try to pay as little as possible. They are only interested in protecting their profit margins.
Insurance companies also have lawyers looking out for their best interests. That is why you need an experienced bicycle accident attorney fighting for you. We know the tactics that insurance companies use to try to avoid their responsibility. We also know how to build strong cases that force them to take your claim seriously.
Our legal team investigates your crash to get the facts for ourselves. We review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We gather evidence, such as video footage from Chicago Department of Transportation cameras. Our team identifies witnesses and interviews them. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Our attorneys know how to build strong cases that hold negligent parties accountable. This often convinces insurance companies to discuss a settlement. We aren’t interested in making a quick deal that saves them money. Any resolution of your case must be one that meets your needs.
Our crash attorneys help you recover financial compensation
We determine the total damages you have suffered in your crash. This includes medical expenses related to your injury, both now and in the future. It includes lost wages if you were unable to return to work. You may have suffered a disability. There are other damages also, including pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If the insurance company won’t negotiate, we’ll be ready to fight for you in court. Our attorneys are skilled litigators who know how to present cases to juries. Our firm is committed to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
Learn more about how an experienced bicycle accident attorney can help with your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We will review the details of your crash, go over your legal options and answer any questions you have.