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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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waukegan bicycle accident lawyers

Bicycles are a great way to travel. Pick up a bike and head out to a park for easy exercise. The whole family can learn to ride. Even little kids can get behind the wheel of a tricycle. Older kids can get in shape and have a form of exercise they can do for the rest of their lives. Bikes offer an easy and fuel efficient way to explore the world. No need to head for the nearest gas station or worry about the transmission. The bicycle is simple and effective. At the same time, traveling by bike can cause potentially serious issues. Bicycle safety procedures must be maintained at all times. Those who get on the bike must wear helmets at all times. If cycling at night, they need to wear clothing that makes them visible when on the road. The cyclist must understand all necessary traffic rules and obey them at all time.

Bicycle Accidents

Even when taking safety precautions, accidents can happen. The cyclist can encounter less than well maintained road conditions as they pedal. A cyclist can also lose control because the bike was not maintained properly. Bicycle accidents can be minor, leading merely to the person falling for a few short seconds. A bicycle accident can also be a major issue leading to potentially serious problems. In the event of serious bicycle accidents, it’s best to ascertain the party responsible for the resulting damage. A cyclist may be largely responsible because they did not take proper precautions on the road such as pulling over in the middle of rainstorm or not wearing proper headgear.

At the same time, someone else may have caused the cyclist’s injuries. Drivers need to be aware of the cyclist as they drive. They need to make sure they are not driving in a way that can cause problems for the cyclist and lead them to have problems as they pedal. The driver and the cyclist both have a legal obligation to engage in what is known as ordinary care. This means that both parties must take a certain level of responsibility when they are on the road together. The cyclist needs to pay careful attention to all those around him as he heads for his destination. When a driver does not meet this standard, problems may develop. A driver may cause the bicyclist physical injuries. Drivers who do so can be held liable under laws governing conduct while on the road.

Bicycle Accident Liability Issues

People who are considering bringing a bicycle accident claim should keep in mind that state laws govern the issue of bicycle injuries. Illinois state laws require that anyone on the road for any purpose keep to all necessary precautions in order to avoid potential damages. People are required to take responsibility for their own safety when cycling. Cyclists should also keep in mind that local municipalities in the area may apply to their case. Lack of awareness of such laws is not a defense if they are broken.

A cyclist who had an accident of some kind and believes another party was responsible should understand that their case will typically come down to two specific issues. The first is the question of responsibility on the part of the cyclist. A cyclist cannot behave recklessly. They must keep their own safety in mind when around cars. For example, the cyclist cannot merely run a red light, get hit and then claim that the driver was at fault for their subsequent injuries. The cyclist cannot head the wrong way down a one way street or make a turn into incoming traffic and then complain they got hurt.

The other important question that needs to be answered is the role the driver played during the accident. A driver who speeds and then hits the cyclist is clearly liable for the cyclist’s injuries under Illinois state laws. The driver who drives drunk or is intoxicated in some way and harms the cyclist can be held liable under state laws and sued by the cyclists in civil courts for their injuries.

Given that cycling injuries can easily result in bodily harm, it’s best to speak closely with Waukegan bicycle accident lawyers. The lawyers can help the cyclist clear up any existing confusion about what happened during the accident and who must assume liability in the aftermath for any resulting injuries. If there is an issue, they can help the injured party get correct legal fiscal compensation.

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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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