Bike Accidents

  • Can I Ride a Bike on the Sidewalk in Chicago?

    … illegal for anyone 12 and older because of the increased risk of an accident with pedestrians sharing the sidewalk. If you do ride your bike on the sidewalk because it has been labeled as a bike route, you are always required to give pedestrians the right away. Whenever you pass a pedestrian, you should make them aware of your presence through…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 10 readers -
  • Safely Riding a Bicycle Around Cars

    … as motorists. While bicycling is fun, mixing bikes with cars and trucks can be a recipe for disaster. Bike accidents are often serious – and many times, even fatal. If you were injured by a motorist or other party while riding your bike, learn more about your legal rights by calling the Chicago bike accident lawyers at Staver Law Group…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • $25,000 Policy Limit After Bicycle/ Auto Accident

    … Recently, a man was riding his bike in Cook County when he was hit by a motor vehicle who claimed to have the right of way. The vehicle struck the man with such force that it caused him to be thrown in the air and land several feet away resulting in loss of consciousness. He was taken via Chicago EMS to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he was treated…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • 10 Bike Safety Tips

    … In order to prevent bicycle accidents that often lead to serious injuries like broken bones, abrasions, and head trauma, practicing bicycle safety is imperative. In honor of May’s Bike Safety Month, Staver Law Group has compiled this list of 10 bike safety tips that can reduce the risk of bicycle accidents and the life-altering injuries that come…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • Evanston May Restructure Road Due to Bike Fatality

    … After a Northwestern University freshman lost her life in a bicycle crash in September 2016, the city of Evanston designed a plan to restructure a long stretch of Sheridan Road. The plan involves a complete reconstruction of Sheridan Road from Chicago Avenue through Lincoln Street as well as a resurfacing of Chicago Avenue and the remainder…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 readers -
  • The Safety Of Bike Sharing Programs

    … there is no real way to enforce helmet wearing the assumption is that accidents and injuries are high in this community of road users. However, with currently over 32,000 bikes across the United States, bike sharing programs are deemed far safer than we think. What Are The Safety Statistics? The Mineta Transportation Institute released the results…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 20 readers -
  • Beware of Accidents Over Labor Day Weekend

    …. Unfortunately, along with the food, family, and fun comes the risk of accidents and injuries over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The following are only some examples of why the risks of accidents and injuries may increase over this holiday weekend, so you can be aware of the risks and work to prevent injuries whenever possible. If injuries do occur, you…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 9 readers -
  • Chicago Pedestrian Fatalities Up 31%

    … people are in the crosswalks, and even ignoring lane lines. There might also be more people out and about. CTA ridership increased last year which a total of 515 million people riding the buses and train. This means more people are walking to get to stations or bus stops. Hit and Runs Unfortunately, a number of pedestrian fatalities are caused…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 46 readers -
  • CTA Accidents Can Lead to Serious Injuries

    … toward the end of its northern route. These stops are just as busy as the elevated platforms, and sometimes people walk across the tracks despite the gates being down and are struck by a train. Chicago Bus Accidents Auto accidents happen every day and CTA buses aren’t immune. While CTA drivers are trained and well-versed in travelling the city’s…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 65 readers -
  • Rise In Car Accident Claims

    … insurance providers hurrying to raise premiums in order to offset the expense of paying on an increasingly large number of claims. Geico and Allstate, two of the three largest providers in the country, have already raised their premiums. Allstate raised its rates an average of three point nine percent. Geico intends to implement rate increases…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 53 readers -
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