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Elmhurst, IL Bicycle Accident Attorneys

Franklin Park Bike Accident Injury Lawyers

Lawyers Helping Injured Cyclists in Elk Grove Village and Bensenville

It may be somewhat surprising to learn that bicycles have only been around for about 200 years. The mechanical tolerances that were required to build a reliable bicycle—not to mention relatively flat, stable roads—were not achievable until the early to mid-1800s. Today, a bicycle is an environmentally friendly and inexpensive alternative to driving a car or truck, as well as a common source of exercise and recreation. Riding a bike, however, can be quite dangerous on public roads in Northern Illinois. When other drivers make a mistake while a bicycle is nearby, it is the rider who is at the highest risk for serious injury.

At Kaiser Hafezi Law, in Bensenville, Illinois, our skilled personal injury lawyers have successfully represented many injured cyclists, helping them to secure full compensation for the injuries they suffered. We understand the devastating effects that a bicycle accident can have on your life. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could have many months of therapy and rehabilitation ahead of you, along with piles of bills that you cannot afford to pay. Our attorneys will do everything we can to help you recover the damages you need to start putting your life back together again.

Cook County Counsel for Injured Bike Riders

Federal estimates indicate that over 800 cyclists are killed in traffic accidents each year, and almost half a million more suffer injuries. In Illinois, thousands of bike riders are hurt annually, to go along with several dozen fatalities related to bicycle accidents.

Due to their relatively small visual profile, bikes can be very hard to see, especially in low-light situations, such as at dawn or dusk. Too often, however, drivers in other vehicles simply do not pay enough attention to their surroundings, and they fail to share the road safely with bicycles. When a vehicle-bicycle crash occurs, the disparity in the size and weight combined with a relative lack of protection creates an extremely dangerous situation for the rider. Bicycle riders are exceptionally vulnerable to being seriously hurt.

A bike rider may suffer a wide range of injuries in a crash with a car or truck. Among the most common types of injures are:

  • Head injuries, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries, including partial or total paralysis
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Damage to the nervous system
  • Broken bones
  • Injuries to limbs and extremities that could require amputation
  • Cuts, lacerations, and friction burns (road rash)
  • Soft tissue injuries, including road burns, contusions, and bruises

In many cases, the injuries that a rider sustains in an accident can quickly become life-threatening.

Dependable Advocates for Cycling Accident Victims

The attorneys at Kaiser Hafezi Law have more than 100 years of combined legal experience. Since opening our doors in 1990, we have secured tens of millions of dollars for our clients, including many bicycle riders who were injured in traffic accidents. When you work with our firm, we will start by conducting a full investigation of your bicycle accident and the circumstances that led to it. We will also sit down with you to discuss the situation so that we can figure out what happened, as well as the responsible party or parties. Our team can also work with your doctors and other medical providers to help us develop an understanding of your injuries and how they are affecting your life. By taking this approach, we will be able to build a strong case for securing maximum compensation. You can rely on us to protect your best interests—both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom—until you get the justice you deserve.

Contact Our Experienced Team

If you or someone you love has been hurt by someone else's negligence while riding a bicycle, contact the office of Kaiser Hafezi Law today. Call 630-233-9946 to schedule a free consultation and review of your case. We represent injured cyclists and their families in Cook County, DuPage County, and throughout the surrounding region.

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