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Hammond, Indiana, Bicycle Injury Claim Representation

When a distracted or negligent driver strikes a person riding their bike, the cyclist can suffer significant injuries. In the aftermath of such an accident, it can be hard to recognize the total cost of your injuries and get appropriate compensation. Thankfully, you can get the help you need in your bicycle injury claim from a skilled attorney.

At Westland & Bennett P.C., our Indiana and Illinois attorneys can advocate for you throughout the personal injury process. We know the challenges of personal injury claims and will make a deliberate effort to help you obtain a fair settlement for your injuries.

How We Represent Our Clients

When we represent you, we will take the time to develop creative strategies that we trust can lead to the best possible outcome for you. When negotiating for a personal injury settlement, we work to see it reflect the costs of:

  • Lost income
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Complications with daily activities
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

While negotiation is often the fastest method of resolving a personal injury claim, it is not the only method. If negotiations cannot yield satisfactory results, we are prepared to fight for you through litigation to provide you with the outcome you deserve. As we represent you, we will also answer your questions, such as:

What are the most common causes of bike accidents?

Inattentive drivers often cause these accidents in the same ways. Common causes of these accidents include drivers turning without looking for cyclists, crowding bike lanes, distracting themselves with cell phones, food or the stereo, and unsafe lane changes.

What rights do Indiana bicyclists have?

According to Indiana Code Title 9 Article 21, bicyclists have the same rights on the road as other drivers. This also means that cyclists have the same duties as vehicles, in that they have to follow applicable traffic laws.

Where are bike accidents most likely to occur?

Bike accidents happen in many different places, like sidewalks, medians and parking lanes, but the far most common location where bike accidents happen are intersections. When a driver turns at an intersection, it is too common for them not to notice a cyclist crossing the street.

Can you still have a bike accident claim if you were not wearing a helmet?

State law does not require cyclists to wear any helmet while riding a bike. Because of this freedom, a cyclist cannot be held partially negligent for their injuries in a personal injury claim.

Do Not Go Through Your Claim Alone

Without the help of a skilled attorney, you may be left with a settlement that is far less than you deserve, leaving you to pay the remaining costs of your injury. If you or a loved one was the victim of a bicycle accident, let us help you maximize the compensation you deserve. Contact our Lake County office by calling 219-809-6670 or email us here and schedule your free initial consultation today.