1

Get started today

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

Fill out the form and someone from our team will contact you. 

    Call Now Open 24/7

    Free Consultation

    Lake County Bicycle Accident Lawyer

    OVER $1 BILLION IN RECOVERIES FOR OUR CLIENTS

    The aftermath of a bicycle accident could leave riders seriously injured and confused. They may not understand their rights under Illinois law or what they must do to pursue a claim. Insurance companies may attempt to take advantage of this hesitation and might offer plaintiffs token sums to end their cases.

    A Lake County bicycle accident lawyer could work to defend your rights against insurance companies. After fully investigating the accident and understanding the full impact of the incident on your life, a tenacious personal injury attorney could demand the appropriate compensation needed to make you whole again.

    Proving Negligence in an Accident Case

    Most collisions between bike riders and drivers of other vehicles are accidents. While the defendant may have been operating their car in a reckless or careless way, they may not have intended to cause any harm to the plaintiff. The law says that even if no criminal liability is applicable to the incident, the injured person still could have the right to demand compensation for their losses.

    Plaintiffs typically file lawsuits using the legal cause of action known as negligence. This concept may specifically apply when an individual is injured in an accident. To prevail in a negligence case, a plaintiff must prove all three portions of a negligence claim, which are as follows:

    • Duty – the idea that the defendant had a legal obligation to protect the plaintiff
    • Breach – actions taken by the defendant violated the duty
    • Causation – proof that the breach of the duty of care resulted in a physical injury

    Duty of the Defendant to Protect the Injured Party

    In bicycle accident cases, there may always be a duty that the defendant must protect the injured party since drivers may assume this duty whenever they travel on any public road. The element of causation is also typically present in a claim. There may be no dispute that the accident caused the injury in the case.

    Since injuries in a bicycle accident may be more drastic than that of a car crash, the injuries of a bike accident may be more severe.

    Where most cases meet resistance is in proving that the defendant failed in their duty to protect the bike rider. To prove this portion of the case, plaintiffs should examine the impartial police report, talk to witnesses who saw the collision happen, and potentially work with experts to recreate the accident. A Lake County lawyer could help bicycle accident plaintiffs gather this vital evidence.

    How a Defendant may Refute Allegations

    While the plaintiff in any personal injury case has the burden of proof, the defendant may also introduce evidence that refutes this claim. A defendant could claim that the bike rider violated the rules of the road and made a collision inevitable. If a bicyclist fails to yield, ignores a stop sign, or is talking on the phone while riding, this may allow a jury to place blame on them for the accident.

    Pursuing the claim on time may be crucial for plaintiffs since Illinois law strictly controls when a court will hear a civil case based on personal injury. 735 ILCS 5/13-202 dictates that plaintiffs have only two years to come forward. Defendants may try to take advantage of this rule by drawing out settlement negotiations or demanding mountains of paperwork, which underscores the potential importance of working with a bicycle accident lawyer in Lake County to prevent this from occurring if possible.

    Getting in Touch with a Lake County Bicycle Accident Attorney

    Bicycle accidents can leave bike riders severely injured and unable to earn a living. However, if that accident was caused by another motorist’s negligence, that motorist may be held responsible for compensating the injured bicyclist.

    Insurance companies will never sacrifice their profits to make you feel better. Their bottom line is determined by denying claims whenever possible or settling claims for a fraction of their value. A seasoned Lake County bicycle accident lawyer should understand these tactics and could fight to counter them for you and seek payments for medical bills, lost earnings, and mental anguish on your behalf. Call today to let one get to work for you.

    workers compensation attorneys in dc

    ​Put the power of Larry Disparti and the lawyers at the Disparti Law Group to work for you and join the thousands who say… Larry Wins!

    Featured on

    PRACTICE AREAS

    Car Accident

    Truck Accident

    Motorcycle Accident

    Bicycle accident

    Catastrophic Accident

    Dog bite injury

    Medical Malpractice

    Nursing Home Abuse

    Slip and fall

    Product Liability

    Traumatic Brain Injury

    Uber Accident

    FREE CASE EVALUATION

    Fill out the form below or  call us 24/7 at 312-600-6000

      RECENT POSTS

      Client Review
      "Appreciate all your support, professionalism. Anytime you call your staff is great knowledge take the time listen and always keeps you informed. Thank you to Beth Hitel from all she did and settling the mediation in my favor.. highly reccommend the Disparti group."
      Timothy Ashcraft
      Client Review
      "The services provided were very professional. Adam Shapiro , my attorney, was knowledgeable, honest and extremely helpful. He worked with the other parties to make sure my settlement was the largest payout available. Nicole D .answered my questions for months with quick, knowledgeable answers."
      Joseph Gambina
      Client Review

      Why Hire Us?

      Here's What Our Clients Say

       

      "I love the service they provided. They took time to explain the procedure for my case, then they asked if there was anything else they could do. I appreciate the service and wouldn't trade it for the 🌍. Love my Lawyers. If you want to win try Disparti Law Group."

      - Gwen

       

      "I feel you guys did a great job in handling my case."

      - V. Gentry

       

      "Was a great fit for me and would definitely recommend to family and friends."

      - Christine

       

      "It has been a wonderful experience working with Disparti Law Group. They are highly recommended."

      - John

       

      "Very professional staff, great experience."

      - Lisa

       

      "I have NEVER, and I mean, EVER, had such a great experience dealing with lawyers.... I don't ever want to be in an accident again, but if I am, I'm calling Disparti Law. Fantastic service."

      - Dani

      Best Personal Injury Lawyer in Chicago

      SuperLawyers2010
      SuperLawyers2011
      SuperLawyers2012
      SuperLawyers2014

      CONTACT LARRY

      FREE CASE EVALUATION

      YOU WON'T PAY A PENNY UNTIL LARRY WINS

        TAMPA

        1041 U.S. Highway 19
        Holiday, FL 34691
        727-600-6000

        CHICAGO

        121 W Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
        Chicago, IL 60601
        312-600-6000

        Read more: