Hit By A Car That Failed To Stop? Call Our Chicago Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Experienced attorneys who hold negligent drivers accountable
Drivers of motor vehicles have a responsibility to follow the rules of the road at all times. Some drivers are negligent at stop signs and stop lights. This negligence can lead to a crash that leaves bicyclists with serious injuries. The experienced bicycle accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. fight to hold negligent drivers accountable and help injured bicyclists recover financial compensation.
When they come to a red stop light or a stop sign, drivers are required to come to a complete stop. If they are making a turn – or going straight at a stop sign – they must first yield the right-of-way to any oncoming vehicles. As clarified in Dennis’s Law, bicycles are vehicles, and a bicyclist has the same rights to the road as motorists in Illinois.
When approaching a stop light or stop sign, some drivers are not responsible. These drivers don’t know how to share the road with bicycles or other vehicles. They don’t come to a complete stop, and they start making a turn right away. They fail to see bicycles approaching, or they simply cut in front of them. The result is a bicycle crash that can leave a bicyclist seriously hurt.
If you’ve been injured, our bicycle accident attorneys can help
Bicycles are no match for a passenger car or truck. In a collision, a bicyclist can be left with neck injuries, back injuries, head injuries, broken bones, and lacerations. An injured bicyclist may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, and physical therapy. Recovery can take months or even years, and some bicyclists are left with permanent injuries after a crash.
If you were hurt by a driver who failed to stop at a stop light or stop sign, you deserve financial compensation. Recovering that compensation can be complicated. Drivers often deny doing anything wrong. They’ll insist they came to a complete stop and may even try to blame you for the crash. Insurance companies and their lawyers look for any excuse to pay you as little as possible.
That’s why you need Keating Law Offices, P.C. to fight for you. Our lawyers know how insurance companies operate, and we know the tactics they use to try to deny you financial compensation. We don’t put up with their games. Since 2008, we’ve been helping clients recover the compensation they deserve.
Call the firm that has a record of results
We investigate your stop light or stop sign crash to get the facts. Our legal team gathers evidence, which may include traffic camera footage. We review police reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
When insurance companies see that we are ready to fight for you and have built a strong case, they often agree to negotiate a settlement. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators. We are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. If the insurance company won’t negotiate, we’ll be ready to fight for you in court. We know how to get results.
Contact us today to learn more about how our law firm can help. One of our attorneys can go over your case during a free case evaluation. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We’ll review the details of your crash, answer your questions, and explain your legal options.