Bicycle Accident Lawyers For Rideshare Crashes
Our attorneys help you recover the financial compensation you deserve
It happens far too often – a negligent driver causes a crash that leaves a bicyclist seriously injured. What if the driver works for a rideshare service? That is where an insurance claim can get even more complicated. That is why you need an experienced bicycle accident attorney from Keating Law Offices, P.C. fighting for your rights.
If the driver’s negligence caused your crash, you deserve financial compensation for your injuries. Because a bicyclist has very little protection in a crash, those injuries can be very serious. They can include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Concussions or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Paralysis or nerve damage
- Dislocated or fractured collarbone
- Broken or dislocated hand/wrist/arm
- Leg injuries
- Lacerations and bruises
After a crash, you may require surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication. Recovery can take months or years. Sometimes, an injury leads to a permanent disability.
Attorneys who know how to handle complex claims
Claims involving rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, can be complicated because of the insurance policies involved. All drivers are required to carry their own car insurance policies with a minimum level of liability coverage. When they have passengers in the car, they are covered by an additional $1 million liability policy and a $1 million uninsured motorist policy.
Another complicating factor is that Uber and Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors, not company employees. So, the companies may deny responsibility for crashes caused by their drivers. Both the driver and the company have their own insurance company, and their own lawyers.
We know how to handle these complex cases. There are specific rules and regulations in Illinois and Chicago for Uber and Lyft drivers. Our firm has helped hundreds of injured bicyclists recover the financial compensation they deserve. Keating Law Offices is committed to holding negligent parties accountable and getting the best possible outcome in your case.
Our legal team investigates your crash to get to the facts. We gather evidence, such as company passenger records and traffic camera footage. We carefully review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
The law firm with the experience that gets results
When insurance companies see that we have built a strong case and are prepared to fight for you all the way to court if necessary, they often agree to talk about a settlement. If they only want to make a quick deal that helps them save money, we are not interested. We are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
This includes compensation for all the damages you suffered in the crash. For example, medical expenses for treating your injuries – both now and in the future. Other damages may include lost wages if you were left unable to return to work. We may seek compensation for other damages as well, such as pain and suffering.
We know the tactics that insurance companies try to use to minimize your claim. We know how to fight back. If the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement, we’ll be ready to take your case to trial. We are here for you every step of the way.
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident involving a ridesharing company, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our bicycle accident attorneys. We can review the details of your crash, go over your legal options and answer any questions that you have.