Helping Pedestrians And Bicyclists After Serious Accidents

Accidents involving bikes and pedestrians often have devastating outcomes. Cyclists and patrons on foot have little, if nothing, to protect them against the impact of a vehicle. The injuries in these cases are almost always severe and one-sided, which can leave victims feeling helpless and unsure of how to proceed.

At Ryan, Ryan & Landa, we advocate for victims injured while biking or walking in Waukegan, Chicago and surrounding cities in Illinois. We know the challenges victims can face, and we are here to make sure they get the favorable resolution they deserve.

Understanding The Impact Of Injuries

Accidents with bikes and pedestrians can happen for a number of reasons. Sometimes insufficient designated walking areas or crosswalks are to blame. More often, the negligence of other motorists is the cause of bike and pedestrian accidents. Drivers often forget to look for cyclists and pedestrians while sharing the road with other vehicles.

Whatever the cause, it's important for victims to know they can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages and other associated economic and noneconomic damages. Your injuries could be minor, but they could also be quite severe, requiring extensive compensation to cover added expenses that can include long-term care and rehabilitation, medical equipment and modifications to the home, just to name a few. Insurance should cover these expenses if you have a valid claim. If they don't, then we can help you fight for what you need.

Fighting Against The Stigma

Insurance companies and motorists are quick to blame bike riders and pedestrians when accidents happen. There is often a preconceived notion that cyclists weave through traffic, and pedestrians forget to look both ways before stepping into the street or dart out in front of cars.

The attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Landa understand it can be tough for victims to speak out when dealing with this stigma. To us you are family, and we will listen to what you have to say. We will use our compassion and integrity when fighting for you because we care about the outcome of your case.

Advocating For The Compensation You Need

At Ryan, Ryan & Landa, we advocate for victims all over Waukegan, Chicago and surrounding areas in Illinois who have been injured in pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Our lawyers believe in your safety, and they will fight to help you obtain the full compensation you are entitled to.

If you or a loved one has been injured while on bike or foot contact us today. Call 847-416-0362, or send us an email to set up an appointment at our Chicago, Waukegan or Schaumburg offices. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don't win your case, you don't owe us a thing.