Bicyclists share the road with motorists, yet they are more vulnerable than motorists because they are not protected by the shield of a vehicle. As a result, bicycle accidents often result in fatalities. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 700 people die each year as a result of bicycle-related injuries.
Wrongful death lawsuits involve a number of complex legal issues regarding liability and damages. The plaintiff must first prove that the defendant is liable for the decedent’s death as a result of negligent or intentional wrongdoing. Once liability is assessed, there are often complex legal issues regarding the appropriate level of compensation that should be awarded as damages.
At Cogan & Power, our Chicago fatal bike accident attorneys engage in a comprehensive factual investigation of the accident and a thorough legal analysis of all possible legal claims. We review the driver’s record for any previous violations, prior accidents, and drug or alcohol use. We also conduct a thorough accident investigation and consult with forensic experts in order to obtain the evidence necessary to prove a claim of negligence.
We understand that no amount of money can ease the pain that you are feeling following the death of a loved one, but receiving compensation after a fatal bike accident can go a long way in helping pay bills and ease the financial burden that can follow the death of a loved one.
We strive to obtain the maximum recovery possible for our clients, which might include the following compensation in a wrongful death action:
(if decedent has minor children)
of surviving spouse and next of kin
of the decedent prior to death
(if defendant’s actions were intentional)
The Chicago wrongful death attorneys at Cogan & Power have the compassion, skill, knowledge, and experience you need when you have lost a loved one in a fatal bike accident. Our Chicago bike accident attorneys will listen to your concerns, conduct a comprehensive factual investigation of the accident, and analyze all possible legal claims against all possible defendants.
If you have lost a loved one in a traffic fatality, contact the Chicago wrongful death lawyers at Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible wrongful death claim. Because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.