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Recent Verdicts & Settlements

59 year old machinist crushed when a semi-truck rolled off hydraulic jacks because the parking brakes were not engaged.

outcome:
$725,000 SETTLEMENT

42 year old mother sustained a torn rotator cuff when she was sideswiped by a defendant truck driver carrying 40,000 lbs. of bricks.

outcome:
$325,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client suffered shoulder and ankle injuries when a teenage driver fell asleep at the wheel and crossed over the yellow line into oncoming traffic.

outcome:
$500,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client sustained aggravation to pre-existing spinal stenosis after being rear ended on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

outcome:
$475,000 SETTLEMENT​

Minor client suffered a knee injury on trampoline due to rocket bouncing requiring ACL reconstruction, medical and lateral meniscus repairs

outcome:
$322,030.70 JUDGEMENT

Client was injured in an extremely complex pedestrian accident

outcome:
$200,000 SETTLEMENT

Recovery made for estate of a talented young comedian who lost control of his vehicle while intoxicated.

outcome:
$225,000 Settlement

Our client suffered a shoulder injury when he tripped over rusty tomato cages in the garage of a general contractor

outcome:
$200,000 Settlement

57 year old mother suffered a fractured hip when she was t-boned by an intoxicated hit-and-run driver.

outcome:
$225,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client tripped over a tablecloth at a municipal building and had been turned down by 3 other firms when she was finally referred to our firm.

outcome:
$105,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client had a surgical tool left inside her body during an invasive surgery.

outcome:
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

Our client was attacked and bitten by a dog while on her postal route.

outcome:
$105,000 SETTLEMENT

We pride ourselves on being responsive to every client’s needs. We understand the challenges faced after being in a serious accident and the importance of attorneys being there for you. At Zayed Law Offices, ensuring every client receives the attention they deserve is our top priority.

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Naperville Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Riding a bicycle is a great way to stay in shape and an even better way to commute to the office on days when it’s a little warmer outside and you can swing an outdoor excursion. The issue is that as a cyclist you have to share the road with thousands of motorists. This is where potential problems present themselves as there are plenty of chances for a motorist to hit you while you are riding. This is where our legal firm comes in handy. We are set up directly for your needs, and we will fight to get you the best service that you need, as well as the highest compensation for your injuries. We believe that it’s never a matter of settling or even not litigating whatsoever. If you’ve suffered an injury through no fault of your own, you deserve compensation for it.

In this post, we’re going to explore what a bicycle accident is, what the legal recourse will be in the context, and what type of compensation victims can get. Let’s start with exploring just what this type of accident is.

What is a bicycle accident?
A bicycle accident is when a motorist strikes you. This type of injury can be complicated because of the complicated nature of the accident. You could potentially have suffered a head injury if your helmet wasn’t secured and fastened properly or if you didn’t wear a helmet. You could also suffer damage to a limb, such as a leg or arm as a result of the injury, and could even have been pinned between the vehicle and your bicycle by a limb. You could suffer a bodily injury as well, such as a contusion or laceration or other similar injury.

There is a variety of injuries that you can suffer as a result of a bicycle accident here in Naperville, IL. There are so many, in fact, that it becomes difficult to catalog all of them. Whatever you suffer, hopefully, you don’t suffer from a traumatic brain injury. These are caused by some sort of trauma, and they can have a profound impact on your personality and cognition after the fact. These are severely dangerous injuries to suffer, and as a result, should you suffer one of these injuries, you’ll be able to get top dollar compensation for your injuries. But we digress. We’ll get into compensation later.

What’s my legal recourse in this situation?
It’s first important to note what the laws are regarding bicyclists before we get into legal recourse. Naperville is a bustling city, especially around the downtown area, and there are plenty of pedestrians moving about all around downtown. As a result, bicyclists are prohibited from using the sidewalks and instead are forced to use the street along with other motorists.

When commuting via bicycle, cyclists need to follow all the rules of the road that a car would follow. They need to stop at stop lights and stop signs just the same as if they were in a motor vehicle. Also, they need to signal their intended turns whenever they come up, and they need to stay as far to the right as is safely possible.

It’s just as important for motorists to respect the right of cyclists to share the road with them, and the fact that this right too often isn’t respected is what too often leads to these types of accidents. We’ll often see instances where a motorist didn’t yield the right of way when they were turning. It’s also common to see motorists driving too close to cyclists when they’re passing.

Dooring is another significant source of bicycle accidents. This happens when a parked car opens their door on a bicycle, causing severe injury to the cyclist. All of these practices are reckless and dangerous practices that are as harmful as they are preventable. They can result in injuries to the back, neck, or spine, traumatic brain injuries whose symptoms don’t show up for weeks after the event, deep puncture wounds or cuts, broken bones, and infection in wounds because of the introduction or contaminations and debris to the open wounds.

It goes without saying that if you’ve been the victim of a bicycle accident in Naperville, IL, you should go and seek medical attention as possible. Not only will this ensure that you get the help that you need, but it will also establish a certain level of care as well as the reason for the care so that you can be covered no matter what happens. Some injuries which are more severe, such as traumatic brain injuries, can take time to show themselves. When they do appear, they can severely affect you, so it’s best to keep on top of these symptoms throughout the entire process.

The legal recourse that you have is to reach out with one of our lawyers immediately and assess the situation. We will establish the best course of action independent of your situation and will get you the help that you need. You can expect a full legal trial that will enter evidence into the public record and establish just what happened during the accident. You have the recourse of reaching out to an attorney and getting the attentive service that you require and deserve. We will guide you through every step of the process and make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve.

What kind of compensation can I get?
On the subject of compensation, you can expect to receive compensation that’s commensurate with the extent of your injuries. If you have a few scrapes and bumps, it’s safe to say that the compensation won’t be quite as much as it will for a traumatic brain injury, but every case is worth pursuing. Every case offers its own nuances and individual circumstances that will be taken into account. So the short answer is that compensation will depend on the extent of your injuries.

Riding a bicycle is a great way to stay in shape and an even better way to commute to the office on days when it’s a little warmer outside and you can swing an outdoor excursion. The issue is that as a cyclist you have to share the road with thousands of motorists. This is where potential problems present themselves as there are plenty of chances for a motorist to hit you while you are riding. This is where our legal firm comes in handy. We are set up directly for your needs, and we will fight to get you the best service that you need, as well as the highest compensation for your injuries. We believe that it’s never a matter of settling or even not litigating whatsoever. If you’ve suffered an injury through no fault of your own, you deserve compensation for it.

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The legal team at Zayed Law Offices is committed to achieving extraordinary results for ordinary people. We consistently secure favorable settlements and verdicts for people who have suffered physically, emotionally and financially because of the negligence of others. If you are a victim, call our Chicago personal injury lawyers at (815) 782-0784 or use our free case evaluation form. You will not pay for our legal services unless we obtain compensation for you and your family.

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