Chicago Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Attorney
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Motorists are protected by thousands of pounds of metal and rubber. By contrast, bicyclists and pedestrians often have no protection at all from negligent drivers. Because bicyclists and pedestrians are so vulnerable, they can sustain serious and life-changing injuries in collisions with motor vehicles.
At Morici, Longo & Associates, our Chicago bicycle accident lawyers help injured individuals obtain justice and compensation in personal injury claims against negligent motorists and liable insurance companies.
Types of Bicycle and Pedestrian Cases We Handle
If you were injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, it is important that you seek legal help from a law firm with attorneys who understand these accidents, how they happen, and the types of injuries they can cause. At Morici, Longo & Associates, we handle bicycle and pedestrian accident cases involving:
- Hit-and-run collisions
- Collisions in crosswalks, sidewalks, & parking lots
- Bus lane collisions with city buses
- Bike lane collisions with motorists, cyclists, & pedestrians
- Collisions when vehicles turn into the paths of pedestrians & bicyclists
Our seasoned Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys can help you get the medical care you need while obtaining compensation to help you cover the significant costs of recovery. We pursue compensation form all negligent and liable parties, including motorists and their insurance companies. This compensation can be used to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional suffering, diminished quality of life, and other damages.
Bicyclists & Pedestrians Have Rights! Morici, Longo & Associates Can Protect Yours.
In Chicago, bicycle and pedestrian traffic has increased dramatically in recent years. In the first 10 years of the new millennium, for instance, the number of people who commuted to work by bicycle increased threefold, from around 6,000 commuters per day to more than 15,000.
With these increases have also come the increased risk of bike and pedestrian crashes and injuries. According to Chicago city government statistics, failure to yield by a driver occurred in about 40% of bicycle crashes from 2005 to 2010. In 2012, hit-and-run crashes accounted for 25% of injuries to bicyclists and 41% of pedestrian injuries. Such collision also comprised 25% of bicyclist fatalities and 33% of pedestrian fatalities during the same period.
Meet with a Chicago bicyclist and pedestrian accident attorney at Morici, Longo & Associates to discuss the circumstances of your accident and to help you get the medical care you require. We regularly consult with traffic experts who can support your claim in court, and we will scour the facts and devise a legal strategy to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys will always keep you apprised of developments in your case. You can count on us to treat you with the respect you deserve.