We want to help you get back to riding the road again.
At Schum Law we want to get you the best claim and back on the road with confidence.
Bicycling can be a fun and healthy activity, yet very dangerous. In 2012, 726 people lost their lives in bicycle accidents throughout the United States, just under two people every day of the year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Illinois, 29 people died in a bicycle accident. In 2012, it is estimated that there were about 49,000 bicyclist injuries. An accident, even at a small speed, can severely disable a bicyclist. Under Illinois law, bicycles are considered vehicles and must follow the same laws when on the road as cars.
There are many causes of bicycle accidents, including being doored by a vehicle, collisions with a vehicle, collisions with a trailer or boat pulled by a vehicle, accidents involving government or municipal vehicles and buses, road rage accidents, swerving to avoid a vehicle, defective bicycle components, and roadway defects. There are many factors that must be investigated and analyzed for the injured person to get compensation for their injuries. At Schum Law we want to get you the best claim and back on the road with confidence.
With a bicycle accident, it is critical to consult with an attorney at Schum Law to preserve your claim. Your time limit for filing a claim may change depending on whether the party at fault is a governmental unit. If you have suffered an injury from a bicycle accident, our attorneys at Schum Law will make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
At Schum Law we focus on protecting your claim and getting you the financial compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering.
You work hard, now let Schum Law work hard for you to obtain the best possible compensation for your injury. Contact Us or call us at (217) 239-6640 to speak with a skilled and experienced lawyer.