Experienced Chicago Bicycle Accident Lawyers Serving Illinois
Our knowledgeable bicycle accident lawyers at Kass & Moses serve Chicago, its suburbs, and all of Illinois. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident in Illinois, it is likely that you are entitled to financial compensation to cover the costs of your medical expenses, lost wages, and any long-term physical rehabilitation. Do not rely on insurance companies, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies to protect your rights. Hire an experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
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Our Chicago Accident Attorneys Protect The Illinois Bicycle Community
For over 25 years, the dedicated team of attorneys at Kass & Moses has fought for bicyclists who have been injured in accidents in and around Chicago. While you focus on recovering from your accident, we will create and manage a successful legal strategy that will bring you the maximum compensation available under the law.
No matter where you are biking – even if you are partially at fault – if you or a loved one is involved in a crash that results in injury, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact Kass & Moses today for a free evaluation of your case. There is a never a fee unless we recover funds on your behalf.
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Common Injuries in Bike Accidents
Bicycling is a popular activity in Illinois, but unfortunately, it also comes with risks. Bicycle accidents can result in serious injuries, and even fatalities. Here are some of the most common injuries sustained in Illinois bicycle accidents:
Head injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents. A rider’s head can hit the ground or a car, causing traumatic brain injuries or concussion. Wearing a helmet can significantly reduce the severity of head injuries.
Fractures are also common in bicycle accidents. A rider can suffer broken bones in their arms, legs, or hips as a result of the impact with a car, the surface of the road, or other stationary objects.
Soft tissue injuries are another common type of injury in bicycle accidents. Soft tissue injuries include injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries can be extremely painful and can range from minor sprains to more serious tears that may require surgery.
Spinal cord injuries can occur in serious bicycle accidents. These types of injuries can result in permanent paralysis and a lifetime of medical care.
Road rash is another type of injury that can occur in bicycle accidents. Road rash is caused by the rider’s skin coming into contact with the pavement and can range from minor scrapes to more severe abrasions that require medical attention.
Bicycle accidents in and around Chicago can result in serious injuries. Riders should always wear helmets and other protective gear to minimize their risk of injury. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident, get prompt medical care and contact an attorney with the Law Firm of Kass & Moses today.
Illinois Bicycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a bicycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Illinois’s bicycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Illinois has no helmet law.
- Bicycles are allowed to operate on sidewalks, with exceptions.
- Illinois requires that a bicyclist, traveling slower than traffic, must ride as close as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway.
Resources For Illinois Bicyclists:
The League of American Bicyclists
Active Transportation Alliance
Evanston Bicycle Club
Naperville Bicycle Club
Elmhurst Bicycle Club
Bicycle Club of Lake Country
Illinois Valley Wheelm’n
Springfield Bicycle Club
Folks on Spokes
McHenry County Bicycle Club
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