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Aurora Bicycle Accidents Attorneys

Aurora Bicycle AccidentsAurora is the second largest city in the State of Illinois and while it is a friendly community for bicyclists, the steady volume of traffic moving through the city can pose a threat to their safety. Drivers are often unaware of bicyclists’ locations or do not give them the respect and space on the road that the laws afford them. The Aurora bicycle accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are committed to protecting the rights of anyone involved in a bicycle accident and ensuring that their needs are covered by securing the maximum allowable compensation on their behalves.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC 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 LLC 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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Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa