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        Illinois Bicycle Accidents: Who is Responsible?

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        Who Is Responsible?

        Bicycles are a health-conscious way to travel – not to mention less expensive and more eco-friendly than motor vehicles. Still, cycling comes with certain risks, such as a potential accident with a motor vehicle. As the total number of cyclists has increased, unfortunately, so has the number of accidents and fatalities involving cyclists and motorists.

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        Taking the Necessary Precautions Following an Injury

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        A Brief Insight into Handling Personal Injury Claims

        If you have been injured due to the negligent or ‘careless’ behavior of another person, then you may be able to recover compensation in a civil lawsuit. The at-fault party may be liable for lost wages, medical expenses and/or pain and suffering.

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        3 Common Types of Cycling Accidents in Illinois

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        Even with the proper safety equipment, bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries – particularly when a motor-vehicle is involved. According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, approximately two people die in bicycle crashes every day across the United States. In 2013, more than 700 cyclists died in a crash, which indicates a significant increase from previous years.

        It is clear that cycling can be dangerous, but knowing the most common types of bicycle accidents can help you stay safe. These are three types of common scenarios that can lead to accidents:

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        Serious Brain Injury Warning Signs

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        Serious brain injuries are among the most common and debilitating effects of car accidents, and anyone who is in a serious crash is at risk of sustaining one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 1.7 million deaths and emergency room visits per year due to traumatic brain injuries, and car wrecks are among the biggest contributors.

        Brain injuries can occur even at low speeds and without direct impact to the head. As such, many people miss the signs and symptoms of a severe injury. If you are in a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, even if you are not sure about the severity of your injuries.

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        Accidents Between Bicycles and Cars at Intersections

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        Most big cities in the United States have bicycle lanes that separate vehicles from bikes, but it is inevitable that at some point during the ride, a cyclist will share the road with a car. Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that slightly more than 10 percent of serious bicycle accidents involve vehicles, and they usually result in the most serious injuries to the cyclists.

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        Determining Liability in Car Crashes

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        A serious car accident can leave you with debilitating injuries, and if you intend to file a claim for damages from the negligent driver or from an insurance company, you may encounter the complicated process of proving fault or liability. In most cases, you will need to establish negligence in order to file a successful claim.

        This article will explain a few factors that the courts may consider when determining who is at fault:

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        How Long is My Case Going to Take?

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        When someone has suffered a serious personal injury, their lives and that of their entire family are affected. In addition to the difficulties often associated with recovery from the injury itself, normal work and family routines are often interrupted adding to the burden.

        You want and need answers as medical bills and lost wages mount.

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        How Much is My Case Worth?

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        How Much Is My Case Worth?

        During an initial consultation, we’re often asked, “How much is my case worth?”

        Each and every case is considered on its merit, first and foremost.

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        Critical Procedures to Remember Following a Car Crash in Illinois

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        A car crash is a traumatic event, and it is easy to act impulsively in the chaos that follows. Acting rashly can result in further trauma down the road, though, and it is best to keep a cool head and handle the situation in a calm manner. If you can manage that, it may be easier for you down the line.

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        What Should I Do if I am in an Auto Accident in Illinois?

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        If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, speak to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys today! Call us at (312)-372-8822 or (toll free) at (800)-985-1819 for a free consultation!

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