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Posted By Legal Team | August 11 2023 | Bicycle Accidents

Recent Upgrades Aim to Make Chicago’s Street, Bike Lanes Safer

In a significant step towards improving pedestrian and cyclist safety, a three-month-long project has culminated in a noteworthy transformation of the bicycle lanes and pedestrian crossings on Augusta Boulevard, in the Chicago neighborhoods of West Town and Ukrainian Village. The primary aim was to create a safer corridor for all road users. One of the…

Posted By Legal Team | April 2 2022 | Bicycle Accidents, Firm News

Who pays for injuries suffered in a dooring accident?

Cyclists are vulnerable to injuries, even when wearing the fullest amount of protective gear possible. Despite following the rules, using bike lanes and biking cautiously, they may still suffer because of the reckless or negligent actions of a motorist. Even small actions, such as a driver or passenger opening a car door after parking, can…

Posted By Legal Team | March 15 2022 | Bicycle Accidents, Firm News, Wrongful Death

Why The Chicago Lakefront Can Be Dangerous As A Cyclist

Two bicyclists have already been struck by a car and killed this year in the DuSable Lake Shore Drive crosswalk to the Lakefront Trail. It didn’t have to happen. Cycling advocates say Chicago has long known the locations of the most dangerous access points and has done nothing to make them safer. Christina Whitehouse, the…

Posted By Legal Team | September 28 2021 | Bicycle Accidents, Firm News

How can cyclists stay safe on the road?

For those who ride bikes, safety is always a pressing concern. Cyclists share the road with other types of vehicles, and they are especially vulnerable in an accident. Even with a helmet and other types of protective gear, even a low-speed impact can result in serious injuries for the individual on the bike. It is…

Posted By Legal Team | July 13 2021 | Bicycle Accidents, Firm News

A Look at e-Bike’s Popularity and Safety Record

Even though electric bicycles have been around for a while, they are surging in popularity. Researchers claim that electric bike sales grew by 145% between 2019-20, compared to a 65 percent growth during that same time period for traditional bikes. An uptick in the use of e-bikes by cycle-share companies has also been reported by…

Posted By Legal Team | May 10 2021 | Bicycle Accidents, Firm News

Peloton issues recall for its Tread+ exercise machine

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on March 5 issued a recall for its popular at-home Peloton Tread+ exercise machine after multiple incidents occurred, including the death of a six-year-old child and injuries to dozens of others who were sucked in underneath the product. In a statement, CPSC said it believes the Tread+ poses…

Posted By Legal Team | April 10 2021 | Bicycle Accidents, Firm News

A look at Cook County’s new bike infrastructure plan

Many in Illinois choose alternate forms of transportation, especially in areas with higher levels of traffic and congestion. You may be one who chooses to ride your bike for exercise, enjoyment or transportation, but you also know this can be risky. Many do not know how to properly share the road with people on bikes,…

Posted By Legal Team | June 3 2020 | Bicycle Accidents, Firm News

What drivers are supposed to do to keep bicyclists safe

Whether you regularly ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation or just for fun, you more than likely already know that you need to follow the rules of the road when you do. You must obey stop signs, traffic lights and move with the flow of traffic, among other things. You remain vigilant as you ride…

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