DuPage County Bicycle Accident Attorneys

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Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, Melrose Park, and Throughout Illinois

Bicycle accidents are an ongoing issue in the city of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. In recent years, the number of these accidents which result in injuries or fatalities has been on the rise as more people bike to work and for recreation. As additional bicycle routes continue to be installed on Illinois roads, the number of bicycle accidents is likely to continue to increase.

If you are a cyclist who was involved in a crash, you may be facing financial hardship due to hefty medical bills and lost wages resulting from missed work during your recovery. If so, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Francis J. Discipio will fight for the compensation that the negligent party owes you.

Injuries from Bicycle Accidents

In a collision between a bicycle and a motor vehicle, it is often the cyclist, not the car driver, who suffers extensive injuries. Some of the most common injuries from bicycle crashes include:

  • Rib and skull fractures
  • Concussions
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Broken bones
  • Death

Unfortunately, treating these injuries may require an extended stay at the hospital and costly medical bills. Our attorneys will be happy to assist you in recovering costs associated with these injuries.

Causes of Bicycle Crashes

Bicycle crashes differ from auto accidents in that they are not often caused by speeding. Instead, some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Failure to yield - 40 percent of bicycle crashes are caused by drivers’ failure to give the right of way to cyclists.
  • Distracted driving - Drivers who are not giving their full attention to the road often fail to see bicycles, resulting in a collision.
  • Dooring - The number of accidents which occur when a driver or passenger of a vehicle opens their door in the path of a bicyclist has increased dramatically in recent years, and these accidents can be especially dangerous for bicyclists.
  • Drunk driving - The decreased reaction time that drivers experience when they are impaired by alcohol can result in dangerous and often fatal collisions with bicycles.

By taking safety precautions such as wearing a helmet and following the rules of the road, bicyclists can dramatically decrease their chances of being injured in an accident. However, accidents are sometimes unavoidable, and bicyclists can receive serious injuries through no fault of their own.

Contact a DuPage County Personal Injury Attorney Today

At the Law Offices of Francis J. Discipio, our attorneys serve each client with the utmost priority and commitment. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, we will do everything we can to help you receive the compensation you deserve for the damages which you have suffered. Contact an Oak Brook bike accident lawyer at 630-574-2288 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Western Springs, the western suburbs, and throughout Northern Illinois.

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