Were You Injured While Biking or Walking?
Riding a bike or walking is a great way to navigate Chicago — until someone’s negligence hurts you.
Among workers in Chicago, 1.3 percent bike to their jobs and 6.4 percent walk, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There’s a high volume of cars and trucks on Chicago roads, too. As a result, Chicago can be dangerous for bikers and walkers.
If you were injured while biking or walking, call our lawyers at Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., in Chicago for a free consultation.
The Risks Are Everywhere
In the first six months of 2019, 12 pedestrians and one biker died in Chicago. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, 1,000 bicyclists died and 467,000 were injured in 2015 in the U.S.
The CDC also reported that in 2016, 5,987 walkers were killed and almost 129,000 walkers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Our Lawyers Get Results
With seven decades of experience, our attorneys know how to help. We will work to recover lost wages and medical expenses. For wrongful deaths, the recovery can also help obtain lost future wages and funeral expenses.
Examples of our results in biking and pedestrian cases include:
- Biker: $1.5 million settlement – A 23-year-old bicyclist received the settlement from the city of Chicago. The biker, who suffered a head injury, now lives with his parents who care for him. He was riding when he fell into a large hole near a catch basin. The hole had been there two months.
- Pedestrian: $1.012 million settlement – The surviving children of a 74-year-old woman received the settlement. The woman was struck and killed by a tractor trailer that was leaving a store’s loading ramp in Park Forest.
How To Get Your Free Consultation
Contact Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., for a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers. We have experience working with bicycle and pedestrian accidents in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois. Call us at 312-638-2407, toll free at 312-638-2407 or send us an email.