Recovering Damages for Injured Bicyclists.

Even the most seasoned bicyclists must watch out for negligent drivers.  A 50 year old man was recently killed while riding his bike in Kane County.  According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the man was riding along Nelson Lake Road near the Dick Young Preserve entrance in Batavia when he encountered a line of cars.  One of those cars, clipped the back tire of the bicycle and the man was thrown from the bike. 

The man was taken to the hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A preliminary investigation revealed that he was not wearing a helmet when he crashed. Police said they found a baseball hat and earphones at the scene, but no helment.  The coroner said that the man had multiple injuries to his body, head, and spine.  The driver of the car was uninjured and was ticketed for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.


If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a bicycle and auto collision, you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries or wrongful death. The personal injury attorneys at DeBlasio & Gower are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients who have been injured by the negligent conduct of others. Our law firm provides free consultations in personal injury cases. To speak with one of our attorneys, call us at (630) 560-1123 or visit our website we are here to help. There are no attorneys’ fees for our services unless we successfully resolve your case.

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