Like any urban environment, Chicago’s streets are populated with bicyclists and pedestrians, in addition to cars, buses and taxis. Unfortunately, given the myriad modes of transportation, motor vehicle crashes with bicyclists and pedestrians are all too common. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2009 alone, more than 5,200 pedestrians were injured by a motorist and more than 100 pedestrians were killed by a motor vehicle. Nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009, an estimated 59,000 pedestrians and 51,000 bicyclists were injured in motor vehicle accidents, with more than 4,000 pedestrian fatalities and 630 bicyclist fatalities.
Our Chicago motor vehicle accident attorneys have more than 30 years of experience representing the victims of motor vehicle accidents, including bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists. They are well-versed in the legal issues involved with bicycle accident or pedestrian accident lawsuit, and can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf in order to obtain the most favorable settlement possible. If a favorable settlement is not possible through negotiation, we will vigorously advocate on your behalf in a court of law so that you get the compensation that you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a bicycle or pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle, do not hesitate to contact the Chicago motor vehicle accident attorneys at (312) 704-8008 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Bicycle accidents frequently occur because a driver fails to notice a bicyclist on the roadway or fails to follow right of way rules with respect to bicycles. Motor vehicle accidents with pedestrians frequently occur at intersections, with drivers failing to notice the pedestrian or failing to obey traffic signs and posted speed limits.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a bicycle or pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle, do not hesitate to contact our Chicago motor vehicle accident attorneys at (312) 704-8008 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options.