Why does Chicago have so many bicyclist accidents?

Traffic accidents involving bicyclists or other pedestrians and motor vehicle can be particularly devastating. At the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, we understand how overwhelming such a traumatic accident may be. We’ve seen the extensive injuries our clients have suffered and because of that, we’re committed to educate in order to prevent these accidents.

Being involved in a pedestrian accident in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced bicycle accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago bicycle accident attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your bicycle accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

In a city like Chicago, there are numerous options for transportation aside from driving cars or SUVs. We may opt for taxis or public transportation such as the L train or the Chicago Transit Authority bus system. But no matter how we get around, at some point each of us has been a bicyclist or other pedestrian. This fact led the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to launch their “Everyone is a Pedestrian” Safety Campaign.

Along with the campaign have come startling statistics about motor vehicle-bicycle/pedestrian accidents. In 2012, the NHTSA, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the following stats:

  • 76,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents with motor vehicles
  • 14,000 of those injured were kids under the age of 15
  • 2,943 collisions with pedestrians occurred in Chicago
  • 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic collisions in America
  • 14% of all vehicle crash fatalities are pedestrians
  • 73% of accidents with pedestrian fatalities occurred in urban areas
  • 30% of pedestrian deaths occurred at intersections
  • Hit-and-run drivers accounted for 19% of pedestrian fatalities
  • 15% of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles were aged 70 or older

And as more people opt to walk or bike instead of commuting by way of motor vehicle, the amount of pedestrian traffic is sure to increase. Motorists must be ever mindful of their duty to operate their vehicle in a safe and responsible manner to protect those around them, especially bicyclists and other pedestrians. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced bicycle accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

When a driver’s negligence leads to their motor vehicle striking a bicyclist or other pedestrian, it is the pedestrian who pays the price. If you’ve been involved in such a collision, you need a qualified attorney on your side to ensure you don’t pay for an accident caused by a motorist’s careless conduct. At the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, we will work to ensure you receive the benefits and compensation you are entitled to.

Call us today at (312) 888-8000 for a free consultation. We have helped over 10,000 clients with their personal injury claims and we will be sure to assist you. We are also available to answer any questions you may have about your claim. But don’t delay; time is of the essence in these accident cases.