Bike Accidents

    • New Bike Passing Law Coming to Chicago

      A new law seeks to improve cyclist’s safety when they are being passed by cars on the roadways. House Bill 1784 was made law in August 2017, and its objective is to build on the concept that bicycles are road vehicles that have rights on the roadway. Chicago has unfortunately seen many accidents between motor vehicles and bikes, and these often result in serious injuries or de ...

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • $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…

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  • 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…

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  • Evanston May Restructure Road Due to Bike Fatality

    … Road from Lincoln Street to the border of the city with Wilmette is scheduled to begin in April 2018 and end late October 2017. How Staver Law Group Can Help with Bike Accidents At Staver Law Group, we know that cyclists involved in a traffic accident with a motor vehicle often suffer from severe personal injury and in some cases, a fatality…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 10 Ways To Share The Road With Bicycles

    …. As a motorist, it is important to accept that you will have to share the road with them and get used to doing so. CALL THE BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS WITH STAVER LAW GROUP At Staver Law Group we help our clients who were involved in bicycle accidents which resulted in injury and loss. You can trust the knowledge and experience of our legal team as we…

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  • Chicago Pedestrian Fatalities Up 31%

    …, and public health officials to share best practices and develop strategies to combat these deaths. Experts from around the U.S. can help sister cities design better streets, education programs, and enforcement strategies. Contact a Chicago Car Accident Attorney If someone you loved was killed after being hit by a vehicle, contact an experienced wrongful…

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  • CTA Accidents Can Lead to Serious Injuries

    … on one of the eight L routes. In many cases, the derailment is scarier than it is harmful to the passengers on board. Some passengers will suffer bruises, cuts, and concussions. However, derailments can be serious. Consider the Blue Line crash at O’Hare in 2014. The CTA Blue Line takes passengers into the heart of the international airport, but the L…

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  • 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…

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  • Understanding Brain Injury After an Illinois Car Accident

    …, including: Seizures – Seizures indicated a disturbance in your brain’s activity. There are many different types of seizures, any of which could indicate a traumatic brain injury. Seizures could include convulsions, lapses into unconsciousness, muscle rigidity, muscle spasms, and other uncontrollable movements or outbursts. Double Vision – Trouble…

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