Is it true that motor vehicles always have to yield the right of way to bicyclists and pedestrians?
Though automobiles are responsible for exercising caution when it comes to bike riders, they are not always the ones who have to yield. Before pointing fingers or even getting in an accident in the first place, it is important to know bicycle traffic safety laws and who is responsible for what.
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.
Of course, regardless of who is in the wrong an accident can be a devastating, difficult thing to go through. So if you or a loved one has been hit by a car, the attorney at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin are here to help you fight for your rights. Consulting a lawyer can also help you better understand traffic safety law and who has the right of way. To begin knowing your rights, here are a few things to take note of.
Like cars, trucks or motorcycles, pedestrians and bicyclists are responsible for abiding by vehicle laws and obeying traffic devices. When you are riding your bike, you should travel with the flow of traffic.
Cars are responsible for stopping at each crosswalk and letting you, the bicyclist, pass at a red light. If there is no crosswalk, the driver should still stop before reaching the intersection. If the driver of a car has a green light, then bicyclists need to yield the right of way to the car. And if a bike rider crosses a street beyond the intersection where there is no traffic device, the bike rider must exercise judgment instead of just assuming an approaching car is going to stop or yield to them.
When you are on a bike, facing a circular traffic light and part of it is green, you have the right to proceed over a marked or unmarked crosswalk. Cars must proceed with caution at a circular green light if they go straight or make a turn, and they must yield to the bicyclist in the intersection or crosswalk.
If there is a green arrow, a car can enter the intersection but needs to yield to a bike rider that is in the crosswalk. When there is a steady yellow light and a driver is in the intersection waiting to turn left, they need to yield to bike riders.
Bicyclists need to remember that even though they might have the right of way, a car will not always stop. So be sure to make eye contact to ensure that you are within the driver’s line of vision. And try to have an exit plan in the event you need to move quickly.
Regardless of who has the right of way or who displays negligence, drivers of cars, trucks and motorcycles as well as people riding bikes need to exercise great caution on the roadways and pay attention to avoid potential accidents. If, however, you are involved in one, it is crucial to have a qualified lawyer on your side. At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for bicycle accident victims. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover for their damages. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced bicycle accident lawyers will fight for you!
My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the victims of bicycle accidents, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of the bicycle accident. On many occasions we find that pedestrian accidents cause severe injuries and devastating property loss and that injured victims are often times left with permanent incapacitating injuries. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you. 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 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.