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Most Common Springtime Personal Injury Cases

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Walner Law®

April 15, 2024

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As the weather warms up in the beautiful city of Chicago and outdoor activities become more and more prevalent, springtime brings a rise in personal injury cases. From bike accidents to workplace injuries, it’s essential to be aware of the most common risks during this season. Let’s explore some of the typical springtime personal injury cases.

Bike Accidents

With the arrival of spring, many people – both avid cyclists or families riding through their neighborhood for leisure – dust off their bicycles and hit the road or trails. Unfortunately, this increase in cycling activity also leads to a rise in bike accidents. Factors such as distracted driving, failure to yield, and road hazards can contribute to collisions involving cyclists. It’s crucial for both cyclists and motorists to exercise caution and adhere to traffic laws to prevent accidents and injuries. Luckily, the city of Chicago has been consistently improving the safety of its bike infrastructure, adding curb and bollard-protected bike lanes all across the city, from Lincoln Park to Garfield Park. Biking is a great way to explore what our city offers when done safely!

Motorcycle Accidents

Springtime also marks the beginning of motorcycle season, as riders take to the open roads to enjoy the warmer weather. While there may be nothing that beats the feeling of cruising down Lake Shore Drive with the Chicago skyline in perfect view, the increased presence of motorcycles on the road can result in a higher incidence of accidents. Factors such as speeding, reckless driving, and driver negligence contribute to motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists should wear appropriate safety gear and remain vigilant while on the road to reduce the risk of injury.

Pedestrian Accidents

With the return of all of the many amazing farmers markets, street festivals, and other outdoor events in Spring in Chicago, pedestrian accidents do become more common. Drivers must be attentive and yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections. Likewise, pedestrians should use designated crosswalks and sidewalks and remain vigilant of their surroundings to avoid accidents. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, speeding, and failure to obey traffic signals.

Construction Accidents

In the construction industry, springtime brings an increase in activity as projects resume after the winter months. However, this also means a higher risk of workplace accidents in Chicago, particularly for construction workers. Falls from heights, being struck by objects, and equipment malfunctions are among the leading causes of construction site injuries. Employers must provide proper training, safety equipment, and a hazard-free work environment to mitigate the risk of accidents.

How Walner Law Can Help With Your Personal Injury Case in Chicago

If you’ve been injured in a springtime personal injury accident, whether it’s a bike collision, motorcycle accident, pedestrian incident, or workplace injury, Walner Law is here to help. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has a track record of successfully representing clients who have been harmed due to the negligence of others.

We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that personal injuries can take on individuals and their families. That’s why we’re committed to providing compassionate support and aggressive legal representation to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Whether negotiating with insurance companies or litigating in court, we will advocate tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Don’t let a personal injury derail your life. Contact Walner Law today for a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your case and learn more about how we can assist you in seeking justice and rebuilding your life after an accident.

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