As bicycling continues to grow in popularity both as a recreational activity as well as a method for commuting, there have been more miles traveled by bicycle. As these miles increase, there is an increased possibility of bicycle accidents, especially given that many of these miles ridden are done so on roadways as well as busy paths.
Bicycle accidents have often been discussed on this site, as injuries resulting from such crashes are often serious in nature, and some lead to immediate fatalities. As seen in Chicago area bicycle accidents discussed on this site, there are a broad range of injuries that can occur if a bicyclist is injured in a crash. Additional discussion of bicycle accidents – including common reasons for bicycle accidents, accident types, and types of injuries – are further discussed on the “Chicago Bicycle Accidents” and “Chicago Bicycle Accident Injuries” pages.
As bicycle accidents often cause serious injuries that often require extensive medical treatment including hospitalization – and possibly other medical care such as surgeries and rehabilitation – medical costs directly resulting from bicycle accidents are often substantial. As well, if the injuries cause a temporary or permanent inability to work, there may be other financial challenges due to the loss of income.
One bicycle accident that involved serious accident injuries is seen in the May 25, 2018 Lincolnshire Review, in an article titled “From ‘scary times’ to record times.” The article mentions a bicycle accident that involved Andrew Starykowicz, a professional triathlete. The bicycle accident happened in August 2016. In this case the bicyclist was hit and dragged by a truck. An excerpt regarding the accident injuries that occurred:
Starykowicz, a Wauconda resident, was hospitalized with a slew of injuries: two fractured vertebrae, a compound fracture of his left leg, a severe concussion and numerous cuts and bruises.
Additional details and possible updates concerning bicycle accidents can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.