Bicycle accidents that happen in Chicago can lead to a variety of outcomes for the bicyclist. While some lead to minor injuries – such as bruises and scrapes – many others lead to serious accident injuries. These serious injuries include a broad range, and recovery from such injuries can range from days to years. Some injuries may be permanent in nature. These permanent injuries often involve some type of impairment and can lead to ongoing medical and rehabilitation costs.
While fatal Chicago bicycle accidents can occur under various circumstances, in 2016 fatal bicycle accidents did tend to exhibit common characteristics. Those characteristics are discussed in the March 10, 2017 post (“Various Notable Aspects Of Fatal Chicago Bicycle Accidents In 2016.”)