Naperville, IL asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I was the first to go through an unmarked intersection and was hit by a truck on my bike and was ticketed am I at fault.

I was more than 1/2 through the intersection on my motorized bike. I was thrown 15 plus feet by a suburban. My ankle was shattered and my bike was ruined. As well as stolen. Loss of ability to work. Inability to put any weight on my leg for 12 weeks. The intersection itself was completely unmarked with any stop or yield signs. I was the first at the intersection. No visible traffic. The to my left side as I crossed the intersection going into the cemetery I was struck by a suburban like vehicle going approximately 30 plus mph. I was thrown 15 plus feet into the cemetery ditch resulting in my ankle being broken in two spots. The police did not ask me what happened or tried to find out what happened at all. They seemed more concerned about getting it done so the other gentlemen that was involved could leave the scene. I was not given his info or insurance. The police later brought me a ticket with a court date for not having the right away. But according to state law I did. What do I do?

4 Lawyer Answers
Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Hire a personal injury lawyer. The ticket is small fries.

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Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Wheaton, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: What happens in traffic court will have a huge impact on whether you will be able to be compensated for your injuries. In the meantime, make certain you continue to follow up with medical treatment and hire a personal injury attorney right away.

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Recommend Steve Hoffman a cyclist himself and injury lawyer. He will know how to handle the traffic ticket as well

Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC

3712 North Broadway Suite 149

Chicago, IL 60613

773-944-9737

Fax 773-453-4161

stephen@hofflawyer.com

www.hofflawyer.com

Juan Ooink agrees with this answer

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Listen to the other attorneys here and hire an attorney to assist you with this matter right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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