Bicycle Accidents The Lawyers You Need & Deserve

Chicago Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Our Award-Winning Legal Team is Ready to Fight for You

Bicycle riding has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. More and more people see it as an affordable, ecologically sound means of transportation rather than as simply a hobby. Unfortunately for this growing number of people, bicycle riders suffer from the same issues that make riding a motorcycle dangerous—particularly a lack of protection against harm should they find themselves in a collision with a motor vehicle.

At Trapp & Geller, our bicycle accident lawyers have been standing up for the rights of injured cyclists since 1987. Our legal team is adept at investigating and identifying the cause of an accident, collecting supporting evidence and testimony, and determining the fair value of compensation that you deserve.

Contact Trapp & Geller now at (312) 900-8684 or by sending us a message online. We speak English, Spanish, and Polish.

Cyclist Injuries

When struck by a motor vehicle, cyclists often suffer severe injuries to the head and body, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, compound fractures, and serious soft tissue injuries as well as skin damage, all of which can require multiple surgeries and years of ongoing therapy. In some instances, the bicycle rider may suffer from permanent disfigurement, paralysis, or death from a collision with an automobile or truck.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Too often bicycle riders are not noticed by drivers until an accident occurs. After an accident with a bicycle, many drivers say they did not see the bicycle at all. When drivers do not notice bicyclists, they often dramatically underestimate their speed leading to collisions at intersections when a bicycle rider is traveling straight through and a driver is turning. Bicycle riders in the city are also at risk of being doored by an inattentive driver parked along a curb.

The most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Motorists not looking out for cyclists
  • Motorists driving under the influence
  • Reckless or distracted driving (speeding, texting and driving, etc.)
  • Poor road design, pour, and upkeep
  • Bicycle defects

Divvy Bike Accidents in Chicago

A new wrinkle in the bicycling landscape of our city is the advent of Divvy Bikes. This bicycle-sharing program places potentially inexperienced riders on bicycles that can be difficult to control for some due to the weight of the sturdy bicycle design.

At Trapp & Geller, we can help you with an accident involving a third-party company such as Divvy. We will help you determine whether Divvy shares any liability for your injuries and build a strong case that will ensure you can obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.

What You Should Know After a Bike Accident

You could be entitled to compensation after a bike accident for your injuries, including:

  • Medical bills, past and future
  • Costs of rehabilitation/therapy
  • Property damage
  • Loss of earning capacity/income
  • Pain and suffering

The sooner you speak with a Chicago personal injury attorney who understands these cases and how to advocate on your behalf, the better. Trapp & Geller is known for tough, effective representation.

AV Preeminent® Rated Representation for Those Injured in Bicycle Accidents

At Trapp & Geller, we believe that everyone should be compensated for injuries that were caused by another. We have spent 35 years helping people obtain the compensation they need to help them recover from their injuries. We have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients during that time. We understand how to build strong cases that effectively advocate for our clients and help them on their path to recovery.

Contact the Chicago Bicycle Accident Lawyers at Trapp & Geller

Have you been injured in a bicycle accident in Chicago? Our attorneys will provide you with the legal counsel you need. We bill on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we secure compensation for you. There is no risk and no cost to you so please don’t hesitate to consult with an attorney today to determine whether you have a case.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago bike accident attorneys, call (312) 900-8684 or contact us online.

Why Choose Trapp & Geller?

We Win. We Guide. We Produce.
  • More than 25 Years of Experience

    Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.

  • Customized Legal Strategies

    Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.

  • Responsive & Informative

    Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.

  • Over $400 Million Recovered

    The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.

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