Riding a bicycle on or near a roadway can be risky, even when helmets are worn and bike lanes are used. Vehicle drivers aren’t always aware of their surroundings when on the road, especially if they’re breaking the law in some way. When a driver makes a mistake, it can result in severe and sometimes fatal injuries for bicyclists that are in the way.
If you’ve been hit by a car while riding your bike, suing the at-fault driver can be one of the best ways to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. At Lane & Lane, LLC, our Chicago personal injury lawyers have handled numerous bicycle accident lawsuits and we can help hold all liable parties accountable in your wreck.
Proving Negligence Occurred in Your Bike Wreck
In order to obtain the maximum settlement possible, you’ll need to be able to prove that the driver who hit you was negligent in some way. Your personal injury lawyer can help by investigating your accident and gathering relevant evidence, which includes witness testimonies, police reports, video footage, and photographs.
Drivers who hit bicyclists are usually negligent because they’re driving while distracted, speeding, driving under the influence, improperly merging, improperly turning, or disobeying the rules of the road in some way. The evidence gathered in your case should be able to determine how your driver was negligent.
Contact a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney
Even if the evidence in your case isn’t conclusive, your attorney can make it clear to the jury that the driver hit you and, therefore, should be responsible for your medical expenses. Having the right legal team to support you can make all the difference in your case results. To speak with a Chicago personal injury lawyer from Lane & Lane, LLC, call 312-332-1400 or fill out the contact form below for a free consultation.