Bicycle Accidents in Chicago
Personal Injury Lawyers Protecting Injured Cyclists
In a big metro area such as Chicago, many people choose to use alternative modes of transportation in order to save money as well as to protect the environment by limiting excess greenhouse gas emissions. One of the most popular alternative transportation modes is cycling. Drivers need to watch out for bicyclists and share the road carefully and respectfully.
Numerous laws have been passed in the city of Chicago through the Chicago Municipal Code designed to protect cyclists:
- Improper Right Turn in Front of the Bicycle — MCC 9-16-020(f)
- Opening & Closing Vehicle Doors in Traffic — MCC 9-80-035
- Improper Left Turn in Front of a Bicycle — MCC-9-16-020(e)
- No Standing or Parking in a Bike Lane — MCC 9-40-060
- Overtaking Bicycle Rider at Unsafe Distance (less than 3 feet) — MCC 9-36-101(c)
Bicyclists are also required to take action in order to protect themselves. This is particularly important at night when visibility is low. The Illinois Bicycle Law requires bikes to keep lamps on the fronts of their white light vehicle that emits light that can be seen for 500 feet, as well as a red reflector visible from between 100 and 600 feet by a car utilizing its headlights.
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We encourage you to consult our firm if you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident. Our founding Chicago personal injury attorney has a Superb rating from Avvo and is the recipient of the 2014 American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award. With more than 25 years of experience and a reputation for committed and effective representation, you can rely on our team to provide the answers and representation you need to move forward.
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