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Do You Need a Lawyer After a Bicycle Accident?

By Matthew Willens  May. 14, 2015 1:57p

Bicycle accidents can lead to serious injuries, and an injured bicyclist may require prolonged and expensive medical treatment.

A bike accident may leave you feeling overwhelmed, and to make things worse, there will be a pile of bills to take care of. In such a situation, you may wonder if you need a bicycle accident lawyer or if you should handle the claim on your own. If you have sustained minor injuries, you may think that the case is not significant enough to hire a lawyer and that it is better to handle the claim yourself. You may assume that the insurance company will be fair and that you will receive the damages that you deserve.

Should You Handle the Claim Yourself?

Regardless of the seriousness of your injuries, it is always better to have an experienced Chicago bicycle accident lawyer by your side. This becomes even more important when the injuries are serious. Thinking that the insurer will pay what you deserve may be too optimistic. Remember that the ultimate goal of all insurance companies is to make a profit. The insurance company will cut corners wherever they can.

Even if the injuries are minor and you are confident that you can handle the claim on your own, there is no harm in seeking advice from an attorney. The attorney can guide you and may offer a perspective that you might never have considered. So, whatever the extent of your injuries and damages, it is always a good idea to contact a Chicago bicycle accident attorney.

Contact a Chicago Bike Accident Lawyer If...

There are some cases that are complicated and should not be handled by the victim without the help of an experienced lawyer. Contact an attorney if:

  1. You have suffered a permanent injury, even if it seems minor.
  2. Your medical expenses are high, for example, more than a few thousand dollars.
  3. There is a question about who is at fault. It is always advisable that the claimant speak to a lawyer before speaking to the insurance adjuster.
  4. The accident involved an underinsured or uninsured driver.
  5. You have Medicaid, Medicare, or any other such benefits.

Regardless of the severity of your injuries, speak with a Chicago personal injury attorney from The Willens Law Offices before you speak to anyone else. We will make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve.

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