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What Should I Expect if I've been

Injured in A Bicycle Accident?

If Bicycle - Automobile accidents are a big problemin Chicago.   The City of Chicago has 225 miles of dedicated bicycle lanes, with far more planned in the near future.  As more and more people ride bicycles for transportation and recreation, injuries are inevitable. Unfortunately, many insurance adjusters and insurance defense attorneys continue to blame the bicycle rider at every turn. At the law office of Steven A. Sigmond, we're experienced in representing injured bicycle riders.  If you've been hit by a car while riding you bicycle, call us for a free consultation.

Things You Need to Do Immediately

If you've been injured in a Bicycle - auto collision, there's some things that you should do and not do right away:

-Exchange Information: 

Make sure you get the name, contact information and insurance information of the other driver. 

-Call The Police

​You must make a police report.  If the police will not come to the scene of the accident, go to the police station to make a report.     

-Get Immediate Medical Attention

If you've been injured, go to the emergency room or call your doctor.  Do not Delay.  

-Take a picture of your damaged bike

When you feel up to it, take your bike to a bicycle shop and get a repair estimate, just as you would with a damaged automobile.

-Do Not Give A Statement 

Do not give a statement to the driver's insurance company.   

-Contact Your Lawyer

Every case is different, and although quick answers to common questions can be helpful, you may have additional questions or different details.  Contact your lawyer for a private, confidential free consultation. To learn more about YOUR case, give us a call or fill in the quick consult form.

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