Standing Up For Injured Bicyclists And Pedestrians

If you walk or ride your bicycle regularly, you already know how little respect you get from drivers of motor vehicles. It is not always intentional, but that doesn't make it acceptable. Collisions between bicyclists or pedestrians and larger vehicles can be catastrophic.

The rate of pedestrian and bicycle accidents in Hyde Park continues to rise, and the attorneys at Chadwick & Lakerdas understand what that means for those involved. Whether you are a lifelong resident of the city or a student attending the University of Chicago or another area school, you deserve quality legal representation as you seek the compensation you need and deserve.

The Most Vulnerable People On The Road

Because you have few if any protections as a pedestrian or bicyclist, you are at risk of suffering severe injuries. Brain trauma and spinal cord injuries can mean millions in medical costs throughout the lifetime of an accident victim. Injuries can vastly decrease your quality of life. Fatal accidents often leave families and loved ones struggling emotionally and financially.

Accidents involving bikes and pedestrians are often caused by:

  • Distracted or impaired drivers
  • Drivers who do not respect a bicyclist's right to share the road with other vehicles
  • Drivers who hit pedestrians in crosswalks

In Illinois, pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, whether the crosswalk is marked or not. Bicyclists have a right to share the road as long as they obey traffic laws. If the driver was at fault for your accident, the lawyers at Chadwick & Lakerdas will work to obtain the compensation you need to meet the challenges ahead. Let us fight with the insurance companies and take whatever steps are necessary to get your life back on track.

Put Our Skill And Experience To Work For You

Contact us at our offices in Hyde Park on Chicago's South Side so we can begin assisting you throughout your recovery. We do not charge for your first consultation, and we collect no fee unless you win compensation. You can reach us by phone at 773-966-0189 or through our easy online form.