Seeking comprehensive legal representation following the death of a family member in a bike accident with a bike accident lawyer in Naperville, Illinois is crucial.
Riding a bicycle as a means of transportation and for recreation is common in Naperville, IL; however, it does not change the fact that many drivers do not understand how to share the road with the cyclist. As a result, bike accidents are a frequent occurrence on major streets, small lanes, and back roads. Often the injuries are debilitating, life-altering, or fatal.
Losing a loved one is not easy. But to have lost someone because of the negligent actions of another person can feel unacceptable. It might overwhelm you with emotions leaving you to feel alone and empty. Finding the truth of the situation is something you may want, and furthermore, that you have the right to know.
If you lost a loved one in a bike accident, the bike accident lawyers in Naperville, IL from the Law Office of Konrad Sherinian can help you to understand your rights and options. We can find out what happened, and identify the responsible party’s) so that compensation can be recovered. Call us now for a complimentary consultation.
U.S. Bike Accident Statistics*
- In 2006, 772 people died in a bike accident
- In 2015, 818 people died while riding a bike
- The change between 2006 and 2015 was a 6% increase in fatalities
- In 2015, 45,000 people were injured in a cycling collision
- The total average cost of cycling injuries and deaths is $4+ billion per year
Understanding Wrongful Death Bicycle Claims
When a person died while riding a bicycle, and negligence on part of a driver in another car, or some other factor out of the cyclist control, was involved, it may be considered a “wrongful death”. Without negligence, it is not. The child, spouse, parent, or recognized heir of the deceased may have the right to file a wrongful death claim with a Naperville, IL bike accident lawyer. This claim can help the bereaved to recover compensation for:
- Any medical costs incurred prior to the death of the cyclist
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income and future income
- Loss of other expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional anguish
- + More
Filing a Wrongful Death Bike Accident Claim
When you choose to file a wrongful death claim with a Naperville, IL bike accident lawyer, you must adhere to a statute of limitation. This is the time in which you have to begin the claims process. If any government entity was involved (for example, when the government failed to maintain a bike lane), the statute will be different. You must also meet other specifications to file a claim against the government. Every state has set its own statute of limitations. In general, it varies between 2 and 3 years, or 30 and 180 days for government entities.
If you miss the deadline, or make an error when trying to file a claim without a bike accident lawyer, your case could be dismissed. You should not forego your chance at recovering monetary compensation after losing a loved one in a bike accident. Call a bike accident lawyer to find out what the statute is for your own case.
Talk with a Bike Accident Lawyer About Your Wrongful Death Claim
At the Law Office of Konrad Sherinian, we have the experience, commitment, knowledge, and skill needed to help you get justice. Although we are unable to turn back the clock, we can assist in getting you to compensation that can help you to move forward. If you are ready to consult a bike accident lawyer in Naperville, IL about your situation, please call us today.
* Statistics from: http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/data/factsheet_crash.cfm