Need an Oak Brook bicycle accident lawyer to represent you? Our team has over three decades of experience representing injured cyclists in our area. We can help you get the compensation that is fair and just for your bicycle accident injuries. Even if you feel you might be partly to blame for the accident, we still may be able to help you.
Far too often, injured cyclists hire a car accident lawyer to represent their car. Bicycle accident lawyers, however, are far more versed in bicycle law and the nuances and physics involved with bicycle accidents. Unlike car accidents, where skid marks and the positioning of the cars often give a clear indication of what occur, bicycle crashes can be a little trickier. We work with a team of professionals who are well-trained in reconstructing bicycle accidents.
Many bicycle accident lawyers apply cookie cutter tactics to their cases. That is, they treat each case similarly and use a standard process that applies to call cases. At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we believe each case is unique. We carefully consider the merits of each case. In addition to considering fault involved in the accident, we also assess the extent of the injuries, the amount of pain and suffering, as well as how the injuries sustained will affect the cyclist in the future.
When you contact us, you will speak with a personal injury lawyer with ample experience representing injured cyclists. In fact, one of the founders of our firm is a licensed bicycle instructor. We specialize in representing injured cyclists because we, too, enjoy bicycling on a regular basis.
Injuries are common when a bicycle accident occurs. The cyclist is largely unprotected from the crushing forces of the motor vehicle. Significant injuries like traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and internal injuries are common. Fortunately, there are a number of good hospitals in the Oak Brook IL area.
The medical bills associated with such injuries can be astronomical. Even if your injuries are relatively minor, just a trip to the emergency room can be over ten thousand dollars, with basic tests alone. Few of us are prepared to face such a level of expenses, especially for a bicycle accident that was not our fault!
Why Do I Need an Oak Brook Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
When you work with a personal injury attorney from our firm, we strive to get you fully compensated for your injuries. In addition, we recognize that pain and suffering comes at a cost, too. Not only do you physically suffer from pain, but emotionally you have to deal with the trauma involved with your bicycle accident.
If you speak to any top personal injury lawyer, they will tell you that the trauma from being involved in an accident, whether bicycle or car accident, extends far beyond the time it takes to recover from your injuries. Many people deal with upsetting flashbacks, or a feeling as if they are reliving the experience. Others find they are depressed or anxious after their bicycle accident. Some people need counseling and even psychiatric medications for the first time in their lives, simply due to the emotional aftereffects of their bicycle accident.
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What Injuries are Common In Bicycle Accidents?
Some injuries are common in bicycle accidents, whether in Oak Brook IL or elsewhere. Head injuries (concussions and traumatic brain injury) are among the most common injuries. The brain is soft and susceptible to injury when the head makes impact with the road or other hard surface with force. Head injuries can occur even if you are wearing a bicycle helmet. In some ways the brain is resilient. Some people with severe head injuries make remarkable recoveries in time. But other people, with less severe injuries, might be plagued with problems due to their head injuries from life.
When a head injury is involved, it really takes time to determine how long-lasting the effects will be. That is one reason why you should not be in any rush to settle a bicycle accident claim. Instead, we encourage our clients to take some time to determine just how their concussion or traumatic brain injury will effect them.
Another common injury associated with bicycle accidents is broken bones. Broken wrists can occur when the cyclist is thrown forward off the bicycle. When this occurs, the natural response is to try to brace yourself for impact with your hands. This applies excessive pressure to the wrists and can result in fractures. Leg fractures are also common. Although some fractures can be treated with casting and immobilization only, others may need surgery. Surgery is usually effective, but some will require some sessions of physical therapy to ensure proper healing.
Don’t just trust any bicycle accident lawyers to represent your case. Our personal injury attorneys have over thirty years of experience representing cyclists who are hurt through no fault of their own. We understand the nuances of bicycle law, as well as the physics that affect bicycles when a bicycle crash occurs. Do not allow just anyone to handle your case! Call an Oak Brook bicycle accident lawyer at the Law Firm of Kass & Moses today!