Champaign Bicycle Accidents Lawyer
Injured While Crossing the Street?
Pedestrians almost always have the right of way. Bicycles have as much right as cars to be on the road. Drivers of cars and trucks are required to take the care needed to stay alert to the presence of pedestrians and bicycles in or near traffic. When a pedestrian is hit or a bicycle rider is forced off the road, the driver of the car or truck often failed to exercise the proper standard of care. If this is the case, the pedestrian or bike rider may be able to file a claim for damages that can include medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering.
Our Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Clients
At the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, law firm of Frederick & Hagle, we have helped thousands of clients since our founding in 1975. Our clients include students at the University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University as well as the elderly, joggers and bicycle commuters. These people have suffered permanent and disabling injuries, including traumatic brain injury, fractures, serious back damage and multiple injuries. We have also represented the families of those wrongfully killed in bike or pedestrian accidents. Whether you suffered a catastrophic injury or merely needed to replace your bicycle, we can help. No case is too large or too small for our attorneys.
Causes of Pedestrian and Bike Accidents
We have represented pedestrians who were injured in a crosswalk or while stepping off the curb by drivers who failed to stop at lights or stop signs or who made right turns without stopping. Others were hurt by distracted drivers using their cell phones or tuning their radios.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
It is important to call an attorney as soon as possible after an accident to preserve evidence. We review medical records, help you get your bicycle repaired and visit the scene to build a strong, fact-based case designed to get results.
Contact an Attorney
To learn whether you have a case after a bicycle or pedestrian accident, contact Frederick & Hagle to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us toll free at 1-800-642-1227 for an appointment. We will visit you at home or in the hospital if your injuries prevent you from coming to our Urbana office.