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Hyde Park Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Chicago pedestrian and bike accident attorney

Attorney for Bike and Pedestrian Accidents on the South Side of Chicago

Motor vehicle collisions of all types can lead to serious personal injuries, but they can be especially dangerous for those who are not afforded the protection provided to people inside a vehicle. Passenger cars and trucks can weigh several thousand pounds, and when one of these vehicles strikes a person who is on foot or riding a bicycle, a victim is likely to suffer debilitating injuries or even wrongful death.

If you have been injured in a car accident as a bicyclist or pedestrian, you will want to work with a skilled attorney to determine how you can hold a negligent driver responsible for your damages. The The Law Offices of David A. Kadzai, LLC provides experienced representation for personal injury victims, and we will help you demonstrate liability for your injury and pursue the financial compensation you deserve.

Bike and Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Drivers are required to pay close attention to everything that is happening on the road around their vehicles. Unfortunately, this can sometimes be difficult when in the midst of the busy traffic that we regularly experience in the neighborhoods and suburbs of Chicago and Cook County. Drivers who do not take the proper care to notice pedestrians in crosswalks or bicycles in bike lanes may cause collisions that can result in serious injuries. Distractions such as talking or texting on cell phones, checking directions on a GPS device, or conversing with passengers can also increase the likelihood of dangerous collisions.

Pedestrians or bicyclists can suffer serious injuries due to the force of a collision with a vehicle or the impact with the ground. They may also be thrown into traffic and struck by other vehicles, resulting in even more serious injuries or death. Bicyclists can also be seriously injured by "dooring," which occurs when a vehicle's driver or passenger opens their door and strike a bicycle on the road or in a bike lane.

The injuries that can result from a pedestrian or bicycle accident include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) - A blow to the head can result in concussions or brain damage. Pedestrians are likely to suffer brain injuries when colliding with a car or the ground, and bicyclists can experience TBI even when wearing a helmet.
  • Neck and spine injuries - The force of a collision can cause whiplash or other neck injuries, fractured vertebrae in the spine, or conditions such as herniated discs. These injuries can cause long-lasting pain, and if the spinal cord is damaged, they can result in partial or complete paralysis in different parts of the body.
  • Broken bones - A collision can cause fractures of the arms, legs, hips, ribs, skull, or facial bones. These injuries can be very painful, and they may take a significant amount of time to heal, affecting a victim's ability to work and their overall quality of life.
  • Sprains and dislocated joints - These types of injuries can affect a victim's mobility, and they may require extensive physical therapy.
  • Internal injuries - Damage to the internal organs can be life-threatening, and in some cases, surgery may be required to address these injuries and maintain proper function of the heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, kidneys, spleen, liver, or other bodily systems.
  • Road rash - A pedestrian or bicyclist may experience severe lacerations, abrasions, and contusions in a collision. In some cases, these injuries could result in permanent scarring and disfigurement.

Contact an Oak Lawn Pedestrian Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a collision as a bicyclist or pedestrian, Attorney David Kadzai can help you gather the necessary evidence to demonstrate liability, and he will work to hold the negligent driver responsible for the damages you have suffered. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office today by calling 312-229-0050. We do not charge any legal fees unless we collect on your case. We provide legal help to injury victims in South Chicago and throughout Cook County, including Bedford Park, Hyde Park, Burbank, Calumet City, Merrionette Park, Harvey, Oak Lawn, Jackson Park, Riverdale, Dolton, Robbins, Evergreen Park, Burnham, and Dixmoor.

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