Representation in Iowa bicycle accident cases
Jim Freeman first became involved in legal representation
of bicyclists when a friend was struck by a car during a group ride in
2006. She sustained a head injury and couldn’t recall the details of the
collision. The insurance company initially denied the claim suggesting
that the bicyclist had simply darted in front of the car. Jim
investigated the accident and through witness interviews he determined
what really happened. Eventually he was able to help his friend get
compensation for her injuries.
Since then Jim built his client base through word of mouth among
cyclists who knew him as a fellow commuter, bike racer, and touring
Jim was recently interviewed by "Insight on Business|the News Hour" regarding Iowa bike laws and bike accidents.
Bike Law Iowa
He is the founding partner of Bike Law Iowa, a
personal injury practice dedicated to helping bicyclists throughout
the Midwest. Begun in Chicago, the firm now practices in Iowa (because
that's where Jim wants to raise his child).
All members of the FK Law team are cyclists who participate in the
local bicycling community by donating time and finances to groups that
promote cycling and improve conditions for bicyclists. They also attend
group rides, sponsor racing teams, and frequently commute to work by
Known as “Lawyer Jim,” he believes that immersing himself in
his hobby for a living is his favorite thing about practicing bike law.
For many years, Jim has volunteered and worked with local bicycle
advocacy organizations educating people about their rights and
Jim gives regular "legal cycling" presentations to bike clubs
throughout the Midwest in an effort to educate cyclists about safety
issues and how to handle collisions, assaults and accidents.
Jim has over a decade of experience working for and against insurance
companies. This experience gives him a tactical advantage over both the
insurance companies and their defense attorneys.
Jim is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, Illinois Trial
Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar
Association and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious
group of trial lawyers who have won multi-million dollar verdicts and
settlements for their clients.
Freeman prides himself on taking not only big cases, but also small
cases that other lawyers might turn down because of value or difficulty.
He wants bicyclists to be able to turn to him for help getting
compensation for their injuries regardless of the size or difficulty of
Jim began bicycling like most other people, as a kid in grammar
school. When he was in fourth grade he surprised himself and his family
by riding 50 miles for a charity fund raising event. As an adult,
Lawyer Jim enjoys touring, racing and mechanics. In 2006 he rode from
Chicago to Montreal with the Continental Pedal. Lawyer Jim took first
fixed, second overall in the 2007 Tour Da Chicago alleycat series. Jim
also has many years of experience as a bicycle mechanic. True to
his passion, Jim still enjoys "turning a wrench" in the shop on
Jim is currently looking forward to the imminent arrival of his first
child. He plans to raise his son in Jefferson County Iowa, surrounding
him with a large family of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and
cousins. Jim is always up for a ride, so if you have a good ride that
just can’t be missed send Jim an invitation.
Contact Bike Law About Your Iowa Bicycle Accident
If you have been injured in a Iowa bike accident, by a defective
bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like
to discuss your case with a Iowa bicycle accident attorney who gets
cycling, Jim welcomes your call for a free consultation. He can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 319-382-0881.
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