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DuPage County personal injury attorneysSpring has arrived in Northern Illinois, which means that an increased number of cyclists will be taking to area roadways for exercise, recreation, and commuting purposes. Weather permitting, the greater Chicago region is a beautiful setting for bike riders, and thousands will soon be enjoying the freedom offered by the pedal-powered machines. Much of our current society, however, functions on the mechanical engine and the automobile, and serious accidents can occur when drivers fail to see cyclists amidst the sea of moving cars.

The Law

In Illinois, bicycling is very popular in the spring, summer, and early fall, yet injuries are often rampant. A personal injury lawyers can help assist you, in recovering compensation for an injury suffered in a bicycle accident. The question often turns to the potential to recover damages, including pain and suffering, from your insurance carrier or the insurance carrier of the individual who caused the injury. If you are covered by an auto insurance policy, you may be able to recover for either personal injury protection (PIP) or uninsured (UM) benefits depending on your policy. In addition, you may be able to recover for your medical bills, lost wages, and other injuries.

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DuPage County personal injury attorneysDespite taking all necessary precautions, many cyclists are tragically injured in collisions involving another vehicle. These types of bicycle accidents can result in severe and often permanent or life-threatening injuries.

Common Injuries

The type and seriousness of the injuries sustained by a cyclist depends largely on a series of factors, including:

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