It is absolutely appalling when bicyclists struck by a vehicle are further insulted by a driver who flees the scene of the collision. Incidents involving hit-and-run drivers are disturbing on many different levels and for an injured bicyclist who is the victim of a hit-and-run, the incident is particularly disturbing because there is an assumption that his or her opportunity to recover damages for the injuries that have been sustained flees with the vanishing vehicle. While it may seem as though the odds are stacked against you, there are plenty of things you can do when you are the victim of a hit-and-run driver.
Is all hope lost for a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash in Chicago?
Hit-and-run bicycle accidents may be devastating to the injured person at first, but the hard work of law enforcement agencies and the use of sophisticated forensic methods has proved increasingly successful in both locating drivers who have fled the scene and holding them legally accountable for civil damages and criminal offenses.
Insurance claims against your own car insurance company when the at fault driver did not have insurance
Bicyclists injured in hit-and-run accidents may be entitled to pursue an uninsured motorist claim with their own automobile insurance company in order to recover damages in the event that the hit-and-run driver is not found or is unable to pay damages. After establishing that the at fault driver either fled the scene or had no insurance of his or her own, an uninsured motorist claim can be presented to recover damages for all aspects of the cyclist’s injury, lost wages and any type of permanent disfigurement.
Injury lawyers for Chicago hit-and-run bike accidents
From the moment you contact our office we will begin work on investigating your case and seek out responsible parties. As Chicago Bike Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are well versed in both the intricacies of insurance coverage and communicating the extent of our clients’ injuries to insurance companies and juries. As in all of our cases, our pledge to recover for you is unconditional. If we don’t recover any damages, our services are free. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.