Button 2 Button 1 Button 3 Button 4 Button 5 Button 6
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google
630-932-9100
Free Initial Consultation | Se habla español 630-932-9100
Mevorah Law Offices LLC
630-932-9100
Menu
DuPage County Attorneys

LOMBARD

900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100

BLOOMINGDALE

134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

ST. CHARLES

333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104, St. Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 630-443-0600

JOLIET

58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 500, Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: 815-727-4500

CHICAGO

105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 630-932-9100

Pedestrian and Bicycle Fatalities Increased in 2012

Posted on in Personal Injury
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 779
  • Print
The streets are busy year round in Chicago. Cars, buses, taxis, pedestrians, and bicycles all jockey for space in lanes of traffic. This has resulted in 48 pedestrian fatalities in Chicago in 2012. This is the most deaths since 2008 when 52 pedestrians died as a result of car accidents. The past three years had totals of 35, 30, and 31. There was also an increase in the number of fatal accidents involving bicycles. Eight bicyclists were killed in 2012 as a result of increased bikes on the streets. In general, accidents involving bikes have increased by 38% from 2001 to 2011, according to the Chicago Police Department. All these increases mirror an increasing trend nationally. From January to September in 2012, the fatality rate increased by 7.1% over the same period of 2011, based on research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are a few theories about the increases in fatalities. The weather was very mild in 2012 and may be a reason that more people chose bike-riding and walking, thus increasing the likelihood of accidents. The economy may be a factor in these changes in transportation. Increasing in gas costs and unemployment may cause more people to seek travel alternatives. A case can also be made for distracted driving as a cause for increased car accidents. Jose Ucles, spokesperson at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said "People are more distracted. All you need to do is look around and see everyone on a cellphone, texting or listening to music and not paying attention to the road." The City of Chicago has been using this crash data to identify hot spots and create safer streets. Yet, it will not stop people from being hit by distracted drivers. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Chicago to review if you are entitled to damages.
  • DuPage County Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Elite Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2015 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • Super Lawyers

Let us start helping you with a FREE initial consultation.

NOTE: Fields with a * indicate a required field.
*
*
*

One Stop For All Your Legal Needs

Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. Our trial lawyers have over 35 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from five offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Joliet, St. Charles, and Chicago.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah Law Offices LLC to find the attorney they need.

Client Focused Representation

Our practice is focused on meeting your needs with flexible hours and locations to serve you:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Saturday and evening appointments available
  • Home and hospital visits if your injuries prevent you from traveling
  • Multiple locations throughout Chicagoland
  • Veteran trial attorneys
  • Experienced negotiators
  • Payment plans available
  • Cash, check, or credit card accepted