Why You Need an Illinois Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Our attorneys help injured bicyclists in Chicago and throughout Illinois
After being involved in a car accident, you may not be sure about what to do next. A negligent driver caused the crash that left you hurt, and you deserve financial compensation. You may not be sure how to go about it. The experienced bicycle accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. fight for the rights of injured bicyclists.
Recovering financial compensation after a bicycle accident can be complicated. The negligent driver who caused your crash may not accept responsibility for what happened. The insurance company does not have your best interests in mind. Meanwhile, your medical expenses keep adding up and you may be missing work.
There are many advantages to having an experienced bicycle accident attorney working for you. For example, we can:
Apply our knowledge of the law
We have helped hundreds of injured bicyclists recover financial compensation and have a thorough knowledge of bicycle accident law. Our founder, attorney Mike Keating, is widely considered to be a national leader in cases involving bicycle accidents. He serves as the committee chair for the American Association of Justices bicycle litigation committee and has been interviewed nationally on issues concerning bicycle accident law. He also helped write Dennis’s Law, which clarified that bicyclists have the same rights as other road uses.
Investigate your accident ourselves
We want to know what really happened. Our legal team and investigators gather evidence such as traffic camera and surveillance footage. We seek access to company employment and safety records, if you were hit by a taxi or commercial truck. Our lawyers carefully review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Handle the paperwork
Filing a claim after a bicycle accident involves a lot of paperwork. We can help make sure all the proper documents are filled out with the correct information. We also ensure that all deadlines for filing are met.
Make sure you get the treatment you need
A bicycle accident can leave you seriously hurt, and medical expenses can add up quickly. Insurance companies often dispute the extent of your injuries and may question the need for certain types of treatment. Our attorneys fight to make sure you get the medical care you need so that you can recover from your injuries as much as possible.
Negotiate with the insurance companies
Keating Law Offices focuses on building strong cases that force the insurance companies to take you seriously. When insurance companies see that we are prepared to fight for you, they often agree to talk about a settlement. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
Take legal action on your behalf
Sometimes, insurance companies won’t negotiate. If that happens, we will be prepared to fight for you in court and at trial. Our attorneys know how to present cases to juries in a way that is easy for them to understand.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. There are statutes of limitations from the date of your accident to take legal action. Building a case can take months. Over time, the memories of witnesses can fade, and evidence can be lost or destroyed.