Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers offers free case reviews of all Aurora, IL bicycle accident cases. Your case will be carefully reviewed by a lawyer who has experience settling and litigating bike accident cases in Aurora. Should you elect to hire our law firm, you will only be charged a fee upon our successfully recovery for you.
Bicycling is a Popular Activity in Aurora
Whether you wish to stay fit, save money on gas or connect with your surroundings on a bike hike, the city of Aurora is very friendly to the needs and desires of cyclists. The city is home to numerous bike trails, including one of the main branches of the Illinois Prairie Path, the Fox River Trail and the Virgil Gilman Trail. When combined, these trails provide bicyclists with hundreds of miles of path to explore and a varied terrain that travels through cityscapes, across old railroad routes and through prairies and forests.
In addition to recreational biking, many cyclists choose to bike to and from work in order to maintain an active lifestyle or for the economic benefit of not needing to purchase gasoline. If you do choose to ride your bike through the streets of Aurora, it is important to be aware of the laws in effect regarding the safe operation of bicycles. You will need to apply for a license to use your bicycle through the police department, which is happy to provide residents and visitors with more information about the laws and ordinances which must be followed.
Drivers Must be Aware of Cyclists on the Roads
Bicycling is becoming an increasingly popular way for people to get around, but it has always been dangerous due to the tendency of drivers not to be aware of bicyclists on the roads. Accidents often result when a motorist pulls away from a curb without looking or makes a turn into a bicyclist who had the right to the road. Due to the limited protection available to bicyclists and their natural exposure to their surroundings, injuries that are suffered in bicycle accidents can be severe and require emergency medical treatment. These injuries include the following.
- Fractures and shattered bones.
- Traumatic brain injuries. These injuries may go without symptoms for weeks following the incident, so it is important if you’ve been in an accident that you be tested immediately.
- Injuries to the neck and spine.
- Deep cuts caused by broken glass, metal parts or contact with the road.
Studies have proven that injuries suffered during bicycle accidents are markedly more severe when the rider is not wearing a helmet, so make sure that you wear a helmet regardless of how far you intend to travel or your purpose for riding. In addition, because many bicycle accidents are the result of drivers’ failure to see the cyclist, you may increase your visibility by wearing reflective clothing or using a bike light at night to alert motorists of your presence.
If you have been injured in an Aurora bicycle accident, it is important to begin an evaluation of the events leading up to and following the incident in order to preserve any evidence that may help your case. The Aurora bicycle accident lawyers at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have access to an expert staff of accident reconstruction specialists and medical professionals that will allow us to maximize the value of your case and ensure its success. Contact us now to arrange a free consultation to learn more about your rights and discuss your legal options.
If we are unable to secure compensation on your behalf, our services will be free of charge.
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