Chicago Bicycle Accident Lawyers Who Handle Intersection Crashes
Our crash attorneys build strong cases that get results
Intersections can be very active places, especially in a big city like Chicago. In the suburbs and mid-sized cities in Illinois, the sheer size of the number of lanes of the intersections can cause unique issues for cyclists. At any intersection there are many vehicles traveling in different directions, sometimes at high speeds. Intersections are often the site of crashes that leave bicyclists seriously hurt. The bicycle accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. fight to help the injured recover financial compensation.
There are many different types of motorist negligence that can lead to a bicycle intersection crash. A driver may have been speeding or driving recklessly. A driver may have been distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Or a driver may have completely ignored a traffic signal or stop sign.
Our lawyers know how to hold negligent drivers accountable. We’re proud to have helped hundreds of injured bicyclists recover the financial compensation they deserve after a crash. We handle intersection cases involving:
Each case is different but Keating Law Offices is committed to helping you get the best possible outcome so you can move forward.
Get an experienced bicycle accident attorney on your side
You may not know what to do next after a bicycle crash. You know you’ve been injured and that your medical expenses are adding up quickly. The insurance company may contact you soon after your crash with a settlement offer. They may say it’s the best they can do but promise quick payment. It can be very tempting.
Remember: the insurance companies aren’t looking out for you. They’re in this business to make money. In order to keep their profits high, they try to keep their payments low. That initial settlement offer won’t come close to covering all the damages you have suffered. You may also need future medical treatment for your injuries.
Our lawyers are very familiar with the tactics used by insurance companies, and we do not put up with them. We help you fight back. We focus on building strong cases that hold negligent drivers accountable. Cases that make insurance companies take you seriously.
We start by reviewing your intersection crash to find out what really happened. Our legal team gathers evidence, such as traffic camera footage. We review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other witnesses.
Our lawyers fight for you every step of the way
When insurance companies see how much work we’ve put into a case and realize we are prepared to fight them in court, they often agree to start talking about a settlement. We have no interest in making a quick deal that helps them save money. We are only after a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
This includes compensation for all medical expenses related to your injuries, both now and in the future. It includes lost wages for the time you were unable to work. It may include compensation for other damages, such as disability, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering and emotional distress. If they won’t settle, we’ll be ready to fight for you at trial.
If you were hurt in a bicycle accident at an intersection, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. In Illinois, you generally have two years from the date of your bicycle accident to take legal action to seek financial compensation. It is only one year if it is a state or local municipality. While there are some exceptions for minors and disabled people, in any event it is important that you act quickly. Building a case can take months. Over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed, and the memories of witnesses can fade.