Chicago is continually ranked one of the nation’s most walkable and cyclable cities. However, Chicago is also one of the nation’s most congested metropolitan areas. When heavy car, truck, and bus traffic mixes with bicycles and pedestrians, you have a higher risk of vehicle-pedestrian and vehicle-bicycle accidents.
Distracted driving, cell phones, and texting (among pedestrians as well as motorists) are also statistically significant causes of devastating injuries, which occur most frequently for pedestrians and cyclists in crosswalks and intersections.
Pedestrian and cyclists generally suffer more than just bumps and bruises when involved in even minor collisions. Injuries often include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Crushed or Broken Bones
- Internal Injuries
- Soft Tissue Damage
- Spinal Cord Injuries & Paralysis
- Serious Pavement Burns
- Knee, Neck, & Back Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Fighting for Compensation You Deserve
Senior Partners Mark Adler and Valerie Harris Adler bring authoritative, expert knowledge to each injury claim – knowledge that is critical for obtaining full compensation for serious injuries. While many cases are negotiated and settled out of court, we are always prepared to stand up to insurance companies and take a case to trial if doing so will lead to an optimal financial outcome for our client.
If you or a loved one is injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, contact us immediately at (312) 443-1488 for a free consultation. Insurance companies are under no obligation to inform you of your rights and may use what your statement to attempt to reduce or deny your claim. Unfortunately, insurers try to cover as little of your claim as possible, often attempting to undervalue your injuries. We can help our clients understand their rights and options and guide them through the compensation process.
While every case is different, compensation depends on many factors, including the severity of your pedestrian or cycling injuries, as well as your recovery time. We work on behalf of our clients to seek maximum compensation for all damages, including:
- Related Medical Expenses: Hospital & Physician Bills, Prescriptions, Physical Therapy, & Medical Equipment
- Future Medical Care: Anticipated Surgeries, Long-Term Care, & Rehabilitation
- Lost Wages & Future Loss of Income &/or Earnings Capacity
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss of Limbs & Permanent Impairments
- Loss of a Normal Life