With the colder weather Chicago has been experiencing recently, many people have had to take cars or trains as their primary mode of transportation.
But on any given day, warm weather or not, bicyclists are scattered across the city. Many Chicagoans use bicycles as their primary form of transportation for various reasons—it’s great exercise, faster than walking and it’s environmentally friendly. But along with the benefits come the drawbacks, like safety issues that any Chicago accident lawyer could attest to.
In 2011, the most recent year for pedalcyclist statistics, pedalcyclists accounted for 677 fatalities nationwide with 69 percent occurring in urban areas and 59 percent occurring at non-intersections. That’s 9 percent higher than the 633 fatalities in 2010, and doesn’t account for the types of non-fatal injuries that a personal injury lawyer may frequently encounter.
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To prevent a bicycle accident, always put on a helmet as your first step. As for actually riding the bicycle, follow these tips for safety any personal injury lawyer would approve:
Bicycle riding has its perks, but with those perks come dangers. Don’t let the fear of bicycle accidents stop you from riding your bicycle, but be aware of the dangers, especially if you are riding your bike in or around the city. If you have had a bicycle accident and need legal help, contact a Chicago accident lawyer to learn about your rights.
Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.
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