312.334.6875

155 N. Michigan Ave. Ste 540
Chicago, Illinois 60601

815.730.7535

301 Channahon Street
Shorewood, Illinois 60404

 

pedestrian safety Tag

Whiteside & Goldberg > Posts tagged "pedestrian safety"

Pedestrian Safety in Illinois

pedestrian accident lawyer in chicago

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2016. This means 1 crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours, on average. Additionally, the Illinois Department of Transportation reported that in the same year, 5,545 people were injured and 136 were killed just in Illinois alone. These accidents can most obviously be caused by pedestrians crossing the street or highway, but they can also happen due to poor vehicle maintenance, sidewalk defects, construction, or other negligible acts. This blog post will go into further detail about who is at risk, common causes, how to prevent a pedestrian-vehicle accident...

Continue reading