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Riding a bicycle can be extremely beneficial to the health of both an individual and the environment at large. However, every year in the United States, thousands of bicycle riders are hurt in traffic accidents. Many bicycle accident injuries are serious, leading to lifetime of pain and disability.
The professional team at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio understands the difficulties facing those injured in bicycle accidents and is ready work with you every step of the way. Our attorneys are skilled in representing personal injury clients when they or their loved ones have been hurt.
Compared to a car or truck, a bicycle weighs practically nothing. Its proximity to traffic, however, often places riders at the mercy of the drivers on the road. A moment of inattention by either a rider or driver can have catastrophic results, due to the tremendous difference in weight, size, and momentum.
Roughly 50,000 bicycle riders are injured in accidents involving motor vehicles each year, and about 700 are killed. Every accident situation is different, of course, but common injuries include:
Bicycle accidents often occur when the driver of a car or truck fails to see the bike and rider, even when the bicycle rider is legally utilizing an available bike lane. There are, however, a number of factors that can contribute to an accident, often leaving the driver liable for the injuries sustained. These may include:
Many injuries can be life-threatening and can create difficulties for years after the accident. When you have been injured, a qualified personal injury attorney can help you understand your options in seeking compensation. You may be entitled to collect for:
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bicycle accident, contact the Law Offices of Martoccio & Martoccio at 630-920-8855 to schedule a free consultation today. We have more than 75 years of legal experience and are equipped to help you. We are proud to serve clients throughout Illinois.