In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data that revealed that cycling deaths accounted for roughly 2 percent of all fatalities even though bicycle riders only accounted for 1 percent of road traffic. Due to the lack of safety features on a bicycle, riders are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries or death in an accident.
While a bicyclist might be cushioned by a helmet, heavy clothing, and elbow and kneepads, the bicycle itself offers no protection in an impact. At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., our lawyers have represented countless injured Illinois clients. With offices in Peoria, Galesburg and Bloomington, our bicycle accident attorneys are ready to fight for the maximum compensation possible in your unique situation. Whether your accident was caused by a car drifting into the bike lane or a driver failing to see you in an intersection, our personal injury attorneys are ready to represent you.
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Bike accidents can be severe, leading to serious, long-lasting injuries. An accident can result from numerous situations, including:
- Cars failing to yield at an intersection: It is not uncommon for a vehicle to stop at an intersection and look both ways for other vehicles. Unfortunately, the driver will simply not see a bicyclist before turning or crossing the intersection.
- Cars entering a roadway: When exiting a parking lot, parking garage or even a driveway, it is not uncommon for drivers to fail to see bicyclists.
- Cars driving into a designated bike lane: When turning, entering a roadway or attempting to pass a turning vehicle, it is possible for a driver to strike a rider.
These, and numerous other situations, can lead to devastating accidents. If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident in Peoria or other communities through Illinois, call our firm.
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As a personal injury firm, we take cases on contingency, so you will not pay any attorney fees until we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. Call The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., at 309-673-5144 ( 309-343-5291 toll free) or email us to schedule your free initial consultation.