Here is another great article from Coplan & Crane that was originally published on September 16, 2013. “oplan & Crane has years of experience building strong legal cases for cyclists. We thoroughly understand Illinois’ complicated traffic laws. We use this knowledge to get our clients the compensation they rightfully deserve.”
Personal injury lawyers in Chicago know that biking is a popular but risky pastime for Chicago residents. With several more months of riding weather before the onset of winter, it’s crucial for drivers to watch out for cyclists and for cyclists to ride defensively. The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that 3,107 pedacycle accidents occurred in the city in 2011. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been a vocal proponent of making the streets safer for bicycle riders, suggesting a variety of different legal changes and improvements to the roads and riding conditions for cyclists.
In early September, however, Emanuel provided a new type of help to one bicycle rider on the road: one-on-one assistance after a crash. According to the Chicago Tribune, the mayor had stopped to pick up a coffee at around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Milwaukee, Chicago and Ogden avenues when he heard a loud…
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