Representing Families of the Victims of Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Wrongful Death Lawsuits
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.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal bicycle accident, 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.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits Involving Fatal Bike Accidents
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:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Lost future income and benefits
- Lost future inheritance
- Lost parental guidance (if decedent has minor children)
- Lost spousal companionship, protection and care
- Grief, sorrow and mental suffering of surviving spouse and next of kin
- Pain and suffering of the decedent prior to death
- Punitive damages (if defendant’s actions were intentional)
Compassionate and Reasoned Legal Advice
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.