Chicago Bicycle Accident Attorney
Over $4 Billion Recovered for Our Clients
Although Chicago comes in #10 on the list of
Top 50 Most Bike Friendly Cities, accidents still happen. If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you
may be wondering if you have any legal recourse to cover medical expenses,
property damage to your bike, and more.
At Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., our Chicago bicycle accident attorneys
have the skill, experience, and knowledge to help you pursue a claim against
the negligent party. Our team has helped countless clients on our way to
recovering more than $4 billion for injury victims in our care. We know how build a strong case focused
on our clients’ best interests and individual goals.
free consultation, call us at (312) 313-0202.
Bicycle Commuting in Chicago
According to Green Lane Project, Chicago is one of the top 7 cities with
the most miles of protected bicycle lanes. Currently,
Chicago has about 200 miles of bike lanes. By 2020, if all goes to plan, Chi-Town is expected to have about 645
miles of bike lanes. For one reason or another, many people have opted
out of cars and into bicycles for their daily commute. The highest concentration of these
bicycle commuters live in areas like Logan Square, West Town, Ukrainian Village, and around UIC.
Google maps now has bicycling directions, so one way bicycle commuters can stay safe is by choosing the best route.
Another way to stay safe is to limit what you carry, beware of cycling
past car doors (one of the most frequent accidents for urban bicyclers
is “dooring”), and be assertive.
Chicago Bicycle Accident Statistics
Nearly half of all crashes in Illinois occur in Cook County.
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, three bicyclists died in traffic accidents in 2013. At the state level,
car-on-bicyclist accidents accounted for about one percent of all crashes
- 3,586 incidents, 30 bicyclist fatalities, and 3,323 bicyclist injuries.
Injuries Sustained in Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists are exposed to all of the elements surrounding them, including
vehicles on the road. This is a dangerous situation when there are negligent
drivers are on the road. Any time an accident occurs, the bicyclist can
sustain serious injuries because he or she doesn’t have the same
protection as a motor vehicle. These injuries can change someone’s
Common injuries sustained due to
accidents include, but are not limited to:
Real Representation. Real Success.
Choosing a law firm to represent you can be difficult, but at the end of the day,
experience and a track record of success matter. Our team at Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. has helped countless injury
victims seek the compensation they need after an accident. For our tenacity
and legal ability, we have been named as
Chicago Lawyer magazine’s No. 1 Plaintiff’s Law Firm in Chicago. We have
also been recognized for our skill as we were listed as part of the Best
Lawyers in America® 2015.
We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge
you unless we are able to successfully secure compensation on your behalf.
We front all of the costs and are only paid based on a percentage of the
compensation we recover. You can trust that our firm has your best interests
in mind and we work diligently to hold the negligent party accountable
for their actions.
Call our firm today
at (312) 313-0202.