Fenbert and Associates represent individuals injured in bike accidents. We ride ourselves and appreciate that distracted drivers are serious danger on the road. Since 2000, the number of bicycle commuters in Chicago increased by 150 percent. Nationally 0.6 percent of workers commuted to work by bicycle in 2010. In Chicago, that number was 1.3 percent, or 15,000 cyclists daily. Drivers, the City of Chicago, and Illinois have been slow to adapt to the increased number of bike riders on the streets. Illinois is fifth in the nation for bicycle deaths and the number of deaths rose by 16 percent between 2010 and 2012.
In order to create a safer Chicago the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched Chicago Forward, a 2-year action agenda for improving the way Chicagoans get around. Chicago Forward establishes two goals that are directly focused on bicycle safety: reduce pedestrian and bicycle crash injuries, each by 50 percent within 5 years and increase the total number of adults and children who receive in-person safety education by 5 percent annually.
A driver’s failure to properly yield is the number one cause for bike accidents in Chicago and 1 out of 12 reported accidents involved a taxi. If a distracted driver strikes you, you are likely entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. If you would like a free consultation call Richard at 630-917-2051. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case and help determine if you can get the compensation you deserve.
For more information on the Bike Crash Report check out: Bike Crash Report