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Bicycle Accidents

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    Power Rogers has not only been honored with one Best Law Firms designation, but five!

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    Inner Circle of Advocates

    This is a rare and exclusive legal honor limited to the top 100 attorneys in the US, and we are proud to have two of our attorneys included.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Membership in this organization is invitation-only, and extended only to the very best trial lawyers who display the highest degrees of professionalism and ethics.

  • TopVerdict™ 2018

    Our attorneys secured 3 of the Top 25 verdicts in Illinois for all of 2018

  • Best Lawyers in America
    Best Lawyers in America

    All two of our firm’s partners have been included in the list of The Best Lawyers in America for exceptional representation of plaintiffs in cases.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Membership is invitation-only and only extended after a careful vetting process during which lawyers are evaluated on criteria such as experience and integrity.

  • Law Dragon
    Law Dragon

    Lawdragon recognizes the top attorneys in the nation based on a process of law firm nominations, votes and comments from legal professionals, and editorial research.

  • Illinois Super Lawyers
    Illinois Super Lawyers® Top 10 Lawyers

    Super Lawyers® is a prestigious rating services that recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in each state based on a process of peer review and independent research.

  • TopVerdict™

    Our attorneys secured 3 of the Top 25 verdicts in Illinois for all of 2018

Chicago Bicycle Accident Attorney

Over $4 Billion Recovered for Our Clients

Although Chicago comes in #10 on the list of Top 50 Most Bike-Friendly Cities, accidents still happen. If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you may be wondering if you have any legal recourse to cover medical expenses, property damage to your bike, and more.

At Power Rogers, our Chicago bicycle accident attorneys have the skill, experience, and knowledge to help you pursue a claim against the negligent party. Our team has helped countless clients on our way to recovering more than $4 billion for injury victims in our care. We know how to build a strong case focused on our clients’ best interests and individual goals. In a recent 2019 case, our team was able to secure a $17.5 million recovery for a client who was hit by an 18 wheeler while riding her bicycle. Using a recording from an adjoining building & a reconstruction animation, we were able to prove the truck drivers negligence and secure the largest recorded bike accident settlement or verdict in the history of Illinois.

This animation is a warning to truck drivers to continually check their mirrors during a right turn from right to left to right, and to constantly monitor the right side of their truck to avoid striking a bicyclist or pedestrian.

For your free consultation, call us at (312) 313-0202.

Bicycle Commuting in Chicago

According to Green Lane Project, Chicago is one of the top 7 cities with the most miles of protected bicycle lanes. Currently, Chicago has about 200 miles of bike lanes. By 2020, if all goes to plan, Chi-Town is expected to have about 645 miles of bike lanes. For one reason or another, many people have opted out of cars and into bicycles for their daily commute. The highest concentration of these bicycle commuters live in areas like Logan Square, West Town, Ukrainian Village, and around UIC.

Google maps now has bicycling directions, so one way bicycle commuters can stay safe is by choosing the best route. Another way to stay safe is to limit what you carry, beware of cycling past car doors (one of the most frequent accidents for urban bicyclers is “dooring”), and be assertive.

Chicago Bicycle Accident Statistics

Nearly half of all crashes in Illinois occur in Cook County. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, three bicyclists died in traffic accidents in 2013. At the state level, car-on-bicyclist accidents accounted for about one percent of all crashes - 3,586 incidents, 30 bicyclist fatalities, and 3,323 bicyclist injuries.

Injuries Sustained in Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are exposed to all of the elements surrounding them, including vehicles on the road. This is a dangerous situation when there are negligent drivers are on the road. Any time an accident occurs, the bicyclist can sustain serious injuries because he or she doesn’t have the same protection as a motor vehicle. These injuries can change someone’s life forever.

Common injuries sustained due to bicycle accidents include, but are not limited to:

Real Representation. Real Success.

Choosing a law firm to represent you can be difficult, but at the end of the day, experience and a track record of success matter. Our team at Power Rogers has helped countless injury victims seek the compensation they need after an accident. For our tenacity and legal ability, we have been named as Chicago Lawyer magazine’s No. 1 Plaintiff’s Law Firm in Chicago 10 years running. We have also been recognized for our skill with multiple "Lawyer of the Year" designations from Best Lawyers in America®, and 2 of the top 10 Super Lawyers in all of Illinois for 2019.

We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge you unless we are able to successfully secure compensation on your behalf. We front all of the costs and are only paid based on a percentage of the compensation we recover. You can trust that our firm has your best interests in mind and we work diligently to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.

Call us today at (312) 313-0202 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation.

Common Bicycle Injury Questions

  • When Should I Meet With a Lawyer?

    A: Yes. You should meet with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident.

  • What if the Accident Was Partially My Fault?

    A: Potentially, yes. In many bicycle accidents, the injured party may still be entitled to insurance coverage or personal injury compensation – even if he or she was partially at fault for the incident. Every case is different, though, so speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about the legal options surrounding your specific case.

  • What If it was a Hit and Run Accident?

    A: If you were injured in a hit and run accident, gather as much information as possible and share it with the police. This can increase the likelihood of law enforcement arresting the responsible driver. Additionally, it can make it easier for you and your attorney to seek financial compensation for your damages through your insurance provider. Important details of your accident to include, if possible, are: the make and model of the vehicle involved, the exact time of the accident, the location, and any other details that might be relevant to the case.

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  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $900 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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