Whether you choose to ride for recreational purposes, as a form of transportation or for exercise, the benefits of bicycles are numerous. Unfortunately, bicycle riders are required to share the roads with motor vehicles, and as they have little protection from injuries, the combination of machines and bikes can be a recipe for disaster.
When it can be proven that bicycle riders suffered injuries as the result of a driver's unlawful act or negligence, they can recover monetary compensation for the damages they suffered. For example, drivers can be held liable for compensating injured riders when they execute unsafe driving practices such as distracted driving or drunk driving.
As with all states in America, Illinois grants bicycles and riders on the roadways with the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles. Easily overseen or lost in blind spots, riders run very high risks of being involved in road traffic accidents. When accidents do happen, the results can be devastating. In fact, bicycle accidents have a much higher potential for resulting in catastrophic injury and wrongful death than typical motor vehicle accidents. As a result, full compensation becomes a necessity in order to cover the extensive damages injured bicyclists experience.
At Patel Law, PC, our Champaign personal injury attorney team has handled a number of bicycle accidents. While cases differed in their particularities, victims suffered similar repercussions that impacted many aspects of their life. From financial struggles resulting from costly medical bills and lost work wages to emotional injuries and significant pain and suffering, bicycle accidents have the potential to affect the entirety of a victim's well-being. By working closely with these clients and fully understanding their needs, we were better able to craft personalized claims and obtain the maximum compensation possible.
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One of the most distinguishing elements of our practice at Patel Law, PC is that our entire legal team goes above and beyond in our efforts to respond to clients during their time of need. We prepare claims intensely and fight relentlessly in court, but when we work with injured victims and their families, we always remain compassionate, understanding and attentive to their needs and goals. If we can improve the lives of the victims in Illinois by recovering the compensation they deserve, then we know we have done the right thing. If you would like to speak with a Champaign personal injury lawyer who will fight on your behalf during your bicycle accident personal injury claim, contact Patel Law, PC today.