If you need a Skokie bicycle accident lawyer to represent your personal injury case, you have come to the right place! If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you deserve quality representation. The team at the Law Firm of Kass & Moses have over 30 years of experience representing injured bicyclists.
All too often, bicyclists are struck by distracted, impaired, or otherwise negligent drivers. In the wake of the bicycle accident, the cyclist is left injured, often seriously. If you have suffered serious injuries in a crash, even if it was a hit and run, you need to talk to a bicycle accident attorney about your case as soon as possible.
Bicycle accidents are complex. Far too often, the rights of the cyclist are overlooked. Police officers can, at times, be biased against the rights of cyclists. Police reports are often skewed in favor of the driver. Some police officers do not respect the fact that cyclists have every right to the road as anyone else.
What Injuries Are Common in Skokie Bicycle Accidents?
Head injuries are one of the most common injuries that occur in a bicycle accident. Head injuries can range from a concussion (which is viewed as mild traumatic brain injury) to severe, life-altering TBI. Some cyclists are under the impression that they are completely safe from head injuries if they are wearing a helmet.
Although it is true that helmets provide a great deal of protection, head injuries can still occur. Fortunately, if you wear a properly fitted helmet, any injuries should be less severe than if you were to go without.
Broken bones and fractures of the legs, arms, hands, and feet are also common. Although most fractures will heal with casting and immobilization, some require surgery if the bones are out of place. Depending on how long the cast is in place and the nature of the injury, some people will need physical therapy for a period of time after they have healed. This adds to the cost of treatment that is incurred.
Sprains and strains are also common injuries in bicycle accidents. In some ways, these injuries are worse than fractures. They often hurt more and can require much more time in order to heal. In addition, once a muscle or tendon has torn, it is more prone to injury in the future. I experienced a partial tear in a calf muscle years ago, and since then I have reinjured it several times.
Road rash from a bicycle accident occurs frequently. For most, this injury is relatively minor. Medical professionals can clean any debris from the wound, apply an antibiotic ointment, and dress it. Road rash in sensitive areas of the body, such as the face or hands, can be more complicated. It has to be treated carefully as scarring can occur and can impact movement.
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How Can a Skokie Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?
If you have been hurt in a bicycle collision that was not your fault, you need a Chicago bicycle accident lawyer to represent you. Far too often, the insurance company will try to get away with offering only minimal compensation. Not only is this an insult, but the small amount they offer may not even be enough to compensate you for your medical bills.
If you were struck by a motor vehicle, you likely have serious injuries. Bicyclists have little to protect them when a crash occurs. We believe that any cyclist hurt in a crash that was not their fault deserves top notch representation in Cook County and beyond.
If you were riding in a bike lane and were struck by a motor vehicle, we can help. Even if you were not in a bike lane, or even if you may have been partially at fault, we can still consider your claim as you may still be entitled to compensation. Bike accidents occur every day, and far too many cyclists are further victimized by the insurance company.
If you have been injured in a bike crash, contact the Law Firm of Kass & Moses today. In just one easy phone call we will provide you with a case evaluation. We can answer your questions and we bring the experience you require to represent your case competently and professionally. Call a Skokie bicycle accident lawyer from our team to get all your questions answered.