Two safety hazards for bicyclists in Chicago continue to be the possibility of “dooring” accidents as well as the nuisance and danger presented when a vehicle parks or blocks a designated bike lane. Both of these issues have been previously discussed on this site due to the accidents and injuries that they have caused. “Dooring” accidents, due to their nature, can be very physically traumatic to the bicyclist and can cause a range of injuries. [for those unaware of what a “dooring” accident is, the topic is discussed in the “Preventing Bicycle ‘Dooring’ Accidents” post.]
A recent Chicago accident in Lake View that appears to include both a “dooring” accident as well as a car being “double parked” near a designated bike lane is discussed in the September 14, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Bicyclist sues Uber after passenger hits her with door in Lake View.” A lawsuit filed regarding the accident alleges various acts of negligence.
Additional details concerning “dooring” accidents as well as the Lake View dooring accident can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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