In May 2013, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White spoke about bicycle safety at an event at St. Margaret Mary School on Chicago's far north side. He reminded his audience of the duties of drivers and bicyclists alike for prevention of bike accidents. Commemorating May as Bicycle Safety Month, he said, "As the weather continues to get warmer, more bicyclists will be sharing the roads with cars. In order to make our roads safe for everyone, as bike riders we should follow the same rules of the road as motorists and as drivers we should keep our eyes out for bicyclists." (Source: press release from Jesse White's office).

How Bicycle Accident Cases Arise

Mr. White's admonition about bicycle safety underscores the hazards of bicycling. Bicycle accidents occur throughout Chicago and elsewhere in our state under a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Recreational bicycling by children
  • Bicycling as transportation in and around college campuses such as Northwestern University, Loyola University and DePaul University
  • Bicycling by adults as exercise or for pleasure
  • Bicycling for commuting
  • Bicycle messenger services
  • Divvy bicycle rental use, a program of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)

An injured bicyclist often faces a long road ahead. Serious and catastrophic injuries are common. Someone riding a bicycle has little or no protection from blunt force injuries. A helmet may help, but a human body is no match for a car or truck in a collision. If you were in a bicycle accident or if you lost a loved one in a fatal bicycle accident in Northern Illinois, allow us at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC, to explain how we can help your pursue the compensation you need. See descriptions of some of our past successes in injury claims and lawsuits. We are tenacious, highly trained and proficient plaintiffs' attorneys ready to advocate for your best interests.

Schedule A Request Free Case Evaluation With A Lawyer

Phone our law offices at 630-232-7450 or send an email inquiry to arrange a free bicycle accident case evaluation. Our Geneva and Chicago offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Let us know if you wish to request an evening and weekend appointment by special arrangement. If your injuries make it difficult for you to travel to our offices, we may be able to meet with you in your home, hospital room, office or another convenient location.

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