Personal Injury Lawyers

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Experienced Chicago Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Learn how The Deratany Firm can help after a pedestrian or bicycle accident

Chicago is no stranger to pedestrians and bicyclists. From hobbyists exploring the Lakefront Trail on the city's East Side to commuters walking to and from work every day, pedestrian and bicycle traffic is a common sight on Chicago roads and highways. While it's natural to expect drivers of cars and trucks will respect your space while sharing the road with such large vehicles, unfortunately, this is not always the case.

At The Deratany Firm, our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers understand that pedestrians and bicyclists often can do little to prevent serious accidents. Perhaps a driver was distracted by a cell phone. He may have been speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol. Yet you may find that the negligent driver who caused your accident denies wrongdoing. The insurance company may even try to claim you contributed to the cause of the accident to minimize your compensation.

In some cases, a pedestrian or bicycle accident may involve a hit and run driver. In such cases, we can help you secure compensation. You may be able to make a claim against your own insurance company. By taking this action, your insurance company which you may have a friendly relationship with may become an adversary. That's why you need an experienced Chicago attorney on your side, fighting for you rights.

Locations of pedestrian and bicycle accidents in Illinois

Where do pedestrian and bicyclist accidents commonly occur in Chicago?

  • Parking lots
  • Intersections
  • Crosswalks
  • Parking garages
  • Sidewalks
  • Residential streets
  • Driveways
  • Venues that attract crowds (concerts, sporting events)

No matter how or why a pedestrian or bicycle accident occurs, injuries sustained in such accidents are rarely minor. Due to the unprotected nature of both pedestrians and bicyclists, cuts, bruises, broken bones and fractures are common. Even accidents at low speeds can potentially lead to damage to the back, neck and spinal cord resulting in paralysis, a fractured skull or a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Our skilled legal team works tirelessly to hold negligent drivers accountable for their reckless behavior on Chicago roads and highways. We can work with accident reconstruction teams and obtain police reports to help determine fault. Even if you were ruled partially at fault for an accident, our attorneys are dedicated to justice and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for your long-term injuries, lost wages and other expenses. Contact us today.