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Chicago Passes New Legislation to Boost Street Safety

Learn About Recent City Ordinances in Chicago Aimed at Preventing Bicycle Accidents and Improving Cyclist Safety. In an effort to prevent bicycle accidents in Chicago and keep cyclists safer, Chicago City Councilors recently voted in favor of several city ordinances, including the Complete Streets ordinance and the Smart Streets Pilot ordinance. “I’m thrilled about the...

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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Continue To Be Problem In Chicago

Examining the Troubling Statistics Behind Fatal Chicago Pedestrian Accidents Two recent fatal pedestrian accidents in Chicago illustrate just how dangerous the city's streets remain. The two pedestrian fatalities occurred last month in two Chicago neighborhoods, according to Chicago Streets Blog. One pedestrian fatality was a hit-and-run and occurred in the 5600 block of South Racine...

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Who Pays Compensation if You're Hit by a Rideshare Driver in Chicago?

Navigating the Complexities of Rideshare Liability in the Windy City Ridesharing has revolutionized the way people travel. With just a few taps on a smartphone, riders can connect with a network of drivers to take them to their desired destination. But as ridesharing has become increasingly popular, so have accidents involving these vehicles, raising unique...

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Fatal Chicago Pedestrian Accident Sparks Outrage

The tragic death of yet another Chicago pedestrian highlights the dangers people on foot face every day. A recent fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Chicago involving a 56-year-old grandmother shocked the city and reminded residents of the risks people face every day in the Windy City when walking or crossing the street. Sadly, this was...

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Chicago Bike Lanes Must Be Kept Clear and Safe

Drivers In Chicago View Bike Lanes as Convenient Locations To Stop, Even Though It Is Illegal and Puts Bicyclists At Risk. From the very beginning of Chicago's installation of bike lanes in the city, the goal was to increase safety for cyclists. The thought was that by giving bicyclists their own path on the street,...

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Federal Safety Officials Support Legalizing ‘Idaho Stop’ For Cyclists

Here is how the proposal could benefit cyclists and help prevent bicycle accidents Road safety officials support legalizing a common cycling practice known as the 'Idaho Stop' in an effort to reduce the number of bicycle accidents nationwide caused by drivers at intersections, according to a Streets Blog Chicago news story. "The Idaho stop allows...

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Chicago Cyclists Push for Safer Streets

Over 200 Chicago Cyclists Participated in "World Car Free Day." Chicago can do more to make the city's streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians, including lowering the speed limit on many Chicago side streets to reduce the number of bicycle accidents. That's according to hundreds of cyclists who recently took the streets of Chicago in...

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Can You Amend A Police Accident Report?

When you've been hurt in a Chicago bicycle accident, the police should be called to the scene. This is a good idea for several reasons. First, the police can help keep everyone safe and get emergency medical attention for anyone who is injured. Police will also investigate the collision and complete an accident report, officially...

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Drivers Need To Be Held Accountable for Cyclist Safety

Reckless drivers often blame others for causing bicycle accidents, but the reality is motorists need to take responsibility and be held accountable for causing serious collisions with cyclists. That's an opinion shared by a columnist who recently wrote a blog about a bicycle accident in Chicago involving a cyclist who was not wearing a helmet...

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Recent Chicago Bicyclist & Pedestrian Deaths Underscore Demand for Street Safety

Negligent Drivers Must Be Held Accountable. If You Were Hit By A Car, Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Can Protect Your Legal Rights. A series of recent pedestrian and cyclist deaths have refreshed community outrage over what they call a lack of protection for vulnerable road users. The most recent pedestrian and cyclist fatalities in Chicago...

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