Bicyclists who are involved in collisions with commercial vehicles and trucks need to have their cases evaluated carefully because of the complexities involved when pursuing a claim against a corporation or government entity. The injuries that are typically sustained when larger vehicles are involved tend to be much more severe and have a higher probability for a long and difficult recovery. Because of the tendency for these incidents to inflict more serious injuries, the medical costs associated with them can be more burdensome.
Responsible parties not necessarily apparent when a cyclist is hit by a truck or commercial vehicle
Unlike bike accident lawsuits that are brought against an individual driver, bike cases involving corporate vehicles may require additional attention to determine if more than one party is responsible. In the event that bike accidents occur involving government owned or operated vehicles, the cases need to be examined to determine if special procedures need to be taken prior to the commencement of a lawsuit- such as the issuance of a notice requirement. It is important to evaluate these cases thoroughly because of the probable tenacity which will be taken in the company or government entity’s defense.
Significant exposure for corporate defendants who injure a bicyclist in Chicago
Because corporate defendants recognize the potential exposure their companies face when a bicyclist has incurred a significant injury due to the fault of one of their workers, many of these cases are vigorously defended immediately following the collision with the bicyclist all the way through trial. Corporations will try to locate any loophole that they can find in order to dodge responsibility. Therefore, it is important to gather as much data about your accident as possible in order to accurately predict the arguments the defense will make and to provide an effective counter argument that will hold up in court.
A legal team of Chicago bicycle accident attorneys working for your injury case
As Chicago Bike Injury Lawyers, we know the federal and state regulations that apply to trucks and other commercial vehicles. Frequently, we find violations of these laws contribute to the injury of a biker. Our legal team understands the stresses put upon an injury biker and their family and work to prosecute these cases as expeditiously as possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.