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The Lakefront Trail is a Chicago mainstay for tourists and residents. It’s an 18 mile paved route along beautiful Chicago shoreline, spanning from Ardmore Street to 71st. It’s well maintained with beautiful views and is ideal for biking, walking, running, or rollerblading. Many say, however, that in order to keep this popular trail safe for all of its visitors, pedestrians and ...
Bicycle riding is a low risk, cost effective, heart and environmentally friendly form of exercise, recreation, and transportation. Locations across the country are implementing laws and engineering cities to promote cycling and ensure cyclist safety. Some argue that as we push a pro-bicycle agenda we should also make bike helmets mandatory in order to minimize risk and save lives.
A record-breaking number of law firms, law-related corporations and partners contributed to the 2015 Chicago Bar Foundation Investing to Justice Campaign. Thanks to the efforts from those involved in addition to the Chicago Bar Foundation, Chicago’s legal community successfully raised more than $11.5 million to support victims in the Chicago area in need of legal assistance.
There are around 30,000 fatal car accidents in the United States each year. City engineers, transportation safety experts and the automotive industry devote countless resources to the fight to maximize safety and save lives. Although that fight often ends in lower speed limits and stricter traffic regulations, some wonder if maybe increased speed limits are actually an importan ...
With 5,000 deaths related to distracted driving annually, states and cities are doing everything they can to encourage drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off of their smart phones and GPS devices. In the fight to end Illinois texting while driving accidents, local officials have begun to implement Safe Phone Zones.
There are around thirty thousand fatal car accidents in this country each year, and 145 people died in a Chicago car crash in 2014. Some experts believe extending the duration of yellow lights will help make our roads safer, but others argue it could lead to even more accidents. A recent Chicago Tribune article quoted national safety experts as they supported and advocated for ...
The Chicago car accident attorneys at Staver Law Group helped a 22-year-old black man who was hurt in a rear-end accident at the intersection of 26th Street and Allegheny here in Chicago. The driver who was at fault for the accident was going at a very high rate of speed when he hit our client, who was then taken by a Park Forest Fire Department ambulance to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.
Active Trans is offering 3-hour courses for anyone who wants to learn how to navigate riding a bike in Chicago. This great opportunity for beginning riders comes at a perfect time as Chicago reels from double the amount of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities so far this year. Chicago is working toward zero pedestrian deaths by 2022, and teaching novice riders how to ride in a cit ...
On December 9th, 2014, a 26th-year old woman was a passenger in a vehicle that was going through the intersection of Martin Luther King St. and 90th Street in Chicago, Illinois when another vehicle ran a stop sign, causing the driver not-at-fault to strike that car. That driver presented herself to the University of Chicago hospital the day of the accident, but followed up with ...
Walk Score ranks the walkability of cities and addresses in the US, Canada, and Australia. Its system is designed to tell visitors and prospective residents how accessible a location is by foot. Recently, Chicago slipped in its Walk Score ranking from the fourth most walkable city in 2011 to the sixth in 2015.
Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in this country and drivers aged 16 to 19 have more annual crashes and traffic violations than any other age group. Safety researchers and legislators have studied the correlation between age and traffic fatalities for years, and many wonder if raising the minimum driver’s license age to 18 would lead to fewer accidents and deaths.
Last February, a 25-year old woman was traveling westbound on 95th street was involved in a car accident after stopping at a red light on Pulaski road. Another driver abruptly rear-ended her. The Chicago personal injury attorneys at Staver Law Group are frequently hired to represent clients who have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another.
On February 2015, a 41-year old male was T-boned at the intersection of 16th Street and Edwards in Springfield, Illinois. When he presented himself in the emergency room at St. Johns hospital, the insurance company originally offered him $1,500 immediately following the accident, which the client felt was suspicious considering the insurance company had not yet reviewed any med ...
Everyone knows you aren’t supposed to text and drive, but many studies are now saying that texting while walking can be even more dangerous. Pedestrian injuries have increased dramatically in the last decade as texting technology has proliferated, and vehicle pedestrian collisions are more deadly than other car crashes.
This year is off to a deadly start for Chicago pedestrians and cyclists. So far, there have been 12 combined fatalities involving pedestrians and cyclists. By this time in 2014 there were only 6 deaths, the same amount as in 2013 Chicago pedestrian accidents. The accidents have effected various people in several different circumstances.
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