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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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Report: Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Reach a 40-Year High

According to a new estimate from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 7,485 pedestrians were struck and killed by drivers across the country in 2021. That’s an average of 20 deaths a day and the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in a single year in four decades. The number of deaths in pedestrian accidents was...

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Fatal Bicycle Crash in Chicago's West Loop Raises Safety Concerns

Cyclist Dies After Being Struck by Impaired Driver Along Madison Street A fatal bicycle accident in Chicago's West Loop resulted in the death of a 42-year-old cyclist and put the spotlight once again on bicycle rider safety. Bicycle safety advocates say the section of Madison Street where the crash occurred is riskier for bike riders...

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Larger Vehicles More Likely To Hit Pedestrians When Turning

Drivers of SUVs, Pickup Trucks, Vans, and Minivans Need to Pay Attention and Avoid Causing Pedestrian Accidents All drivers have an obligation to drive their vehicles safely and exercise due care to avoid collisions with vulnerable road users, such as bicyclists and pedestrians. Sidewalks, crosswalks, signage, and other types of roadway infrastructure are intended to...

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Six-Figure Verdict Provides Accountability for Dooring Crash

The Verdict Shows Cook County Residents Are Willing To Step In and Protect Bicyclists A recent court victory for a Keating Law Offices client showed that the tides are shifting in favor of bicycle safety in Chicago. The injured cyclist, Guadalupe Cebreros, sustained a concussion, contusions, and other injuries in June 2017 when a passenger...

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New Laws, Advocacy, Bike Lanes Benefit Chicago Bicyclists

A Chicago Bicycle Accident Lawyer Explains How the Improvements Can Help Keep Cyclists Safe This year could turn out to be safer for Chicago cyclists, thanks to several new state laws and bicycle advocacy groups working to expand bike lanes in Chicago and reduce the number of bicycle accidents in the greater Chicago area. “Historically,...

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