Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents

Chicago is a pedestrian-friendly city. Countless people walk, stroll, run and bike around our beautiful metropolis on a daily basis. However, if you or a loved one has been struck by an overly aggressive or negligent driver, contact me, Chicago personal injury lawyer Valerie Leopold to schedule a free consultation.

Causes of Bicycle and Pedestrian Injuries

I understand that no two accidents are ever the same. I handle every pedestrian and bicycle accident case with the utmost diligence and determination. I will always take the time to answer your questions, explain the law and discuss your legal options. Our firm is dedicated to helping you through these trying times.

At Leopold & Associates, we will represent clients injured in the following types of accidents:

  • Pedestrians struck by a car, bus or taxi while in a crosswalk
  • Bikers being hit by cars while in a designated bike lane
  • Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians
  • Drivers who fail to fully stop at stop sign or stoplight
  • Drivers distracted by talking on cell phones
  • Drunk drivers
  • And all other cases

We will carefully investigate the scene of the accident and talk to any witnesses to start building our case. It is important to work quickly after an accident before critical evidence disappears and memories fade. As soon as you choose us to represent you, we will begin building an effective case on your behalf.

I understand the financial burden of a pedestrian injury and the pressure on your family to pay for the necessary medical care. I will provide the legal tools needed to secure compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, as well as any other non-monetary damages.

Pedestrian and Bike Accident Statistics

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there are nearly 6,000 pedestrian accidents resulting in injury every year. The same agency reports that there are, on average, more 3,000 bicycle accidents in a given year.

While children are perhaps the most vulnerable victims, pedestrian and bike accidents can happen to anyone. If anyone in your family has been hit by a car, you can count on Leopold & Associates to provide compassionate and experienced representation during a heartbreaking time.

Contact a Chicago Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you have been hit by a car, truck or CTA bus, please contact me, Chicago pedestrian accident lawyer Valerie Leopold, to discuss your options in a free consultation. Call (312) 781-6212 today.