Are there ways to avoid bicyclist accidents?

Accidents can happen to anyone but sadly in many cases they can be avoided by taking proper precautions. And bicycle accidents are no different. 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.

Though statistics reveal that so many vehicle-bicyclist accidents are caused by drivers who fail to pay attention, bicyclist conduct plays a role to at least some degree in a number of accidents. When traveling in Chicago or any other city, it is crucial to be mindful of your surroundings and pay close attention to things like other bicyclists, moving and stopped vehicles, traffic patterns, traffic signals and road hazards while traveling.

According to statistics, kids are more likely to get in a vehicle-bicyclist accident than adults. Considering that so many kids walk at least part of the way to school daily and they often play outside, this might seem obvious. Therefore it is crucial that we do all we can to ensure child safety such as having older kids who attend school nearby look out for the younger ones.

Parents can also play a lead role in accident prevention by walking your child to school and familiarizing yourself with the route so that you could alert them of any potential dangers you might see along the way. Remember that your child might take an alternate route if they get bored one day so don’t forget to explore the neighboring streets as well. While you explore the area, be sure to identify where each crosswalk is and teach children to cross in them. 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.

Since distractions are a cause of so many types of accidents, this should not be overlooked when teaching kids about road safety. Teach kids to hold off on using their cell phones whether to text, talk or play a game. Even listening to music might be a distraction because it could prevent them from hearing a car coming. Teach your child to be present when biking on the road.

When your child sets out to bike to school, make sure they are not wearing dark clothing because this makes it difficult for drivers to see them. In addition, try to limit hoodies; sunglasses or any other type of clothing that might obstruct your child’s view. But if your children do get involved in a bike accident, remember that it can be quite beneficial to have a qualified attorney on your side.

Though children are at greater risk than adults for being victim to a bicycle-vehicle accident that does not mean adults are immune. If you plan on going for a bike ride, take the time to plan it out a bit and familiarize yourself with traffic patterns and potential road hazards. Make eye contact with drivers when you encounter cars. This will help ensure that you are in their view. Do not assume the car will always yield to you. And devise an exit strategy in the event you need to act quickly.

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.