Attorneys for Bicyclists With Broken Bones Sustain in Illinois Accidents
In Illinois bicyclists have the same rights on the roads as motorists. The problem is drivers aren’t always as mindful as they should be when it comes to sharing the road.
The challenge is that bikes do not stand a chance against most cars. Most bikers receive a number of injuries and fractures because of this disadvantage.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers had a case recently where a fit man in his early 40’s cycled to his engineering job every day. One morning, he was riding along when a landscape company van hit him.
He was lucky to have survived the accident, but did suffer a broken leg requiring surgery. Unfortunately, even after surgery he continues to suffer from the accident.
Because of the accident he experiences pain whenever the temperature changes, and he can’t sit or cycle for very long before the pain is unbearable. With the weather changing dramatically in Illinois this added a lot to his discomfort.
Because of the injuries and pain and suffering we helped him recover $1.5 million for his case.
In another case, a competitive cyclist was with 15 to 20 riders. A passing car clipped him. He wiped out and his wrist was significantly injured. He’s had many different surgeries on his wrist, but it continues to be a problem for him. Due to the continued treatment, this case is pending.
Types of Bone Fractures
The most common injury to bikers is fractures. The following are the type of bone fractures many cyclists suffer from after an accident with a motorist or other cyclist.
- Closed Fracture: Doctors call a broken bone that doesn’t come through the skin a closed fracture.
- Open Fracture: An open fracture is when a broken bone breaks through the skin. This can lead to a deep bone infection.
- Comminuted Fracture: When the bone breaks in many pieces, it is considered a comminuted fracture.
- Displaced Fracture: This is when the bone snaps and moves. The ends of the bone no longer line up.
- Non-Displaced Fracture: The bone cracks, but maintains alignment.
Treatment for Bone Fractures
Most people who suffer from bone fractures need surgery. Recovery often takes weeks or even months, depending on how many surgeries are needed.
Physical therapy is another common treatment for bone fractures. This is so the sufferer can regain strength, flexibility and mobility. Physical therapy can go on for years.
Since there is a lot of pain associated with fractures, many people must take pain medication. This medication can be expensive, especially if it is not covered by insurance.
Follow up visits with specialists can quickly deplete the savings accounts of those who suffer from bone fractures. This is even with insurance, since some policies may not cover all visits.
Preserving the Rights of Injured Cyclists With Fractures
Medical bills, lost wages, and anguish are things that can decrease the quality of your life. When you’ve been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to seek damages from the negligent party.
At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers we can help you do that quickly and easily. Call us at 888-424-5757 for a free consultation. We gathering evidence about the accident and your injuries.
Once we have all of the facts we need to show the driver or cyclist was at fault and you sustained injuries from the accident, we can file a claim.
Through the legal process, we stand by you 100% giving you the information and support you need during this difficult time in your life. When we go to court, we will fight for the damages you deserve after suffering bone fractures. We will not stop until you feel good about the retribution you receive from the case.
Call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now at 888-424-5757 for a free consultation. We will sit down with you to discuss what happened to find out if you have a case.