The City of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs are full of people safely commuting to work, school and activities all the time; yet, there are those times that incidents take place causing injury. As Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys, we are well aware that intersections are often the site of devastating injuries for pedestrians and cyclists. The intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, North Avenue and Damen Avenue on the northside is one of the busiest and most dangerous intersections in the City of Chicago. That busy intersection near Wicker Park and Bucktown has a high number of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles passing through and it is unique because it has three roads intersecting at one location. Unfortunately, drivers of cars and trucks do not always realize that it is necessary to drive with a high level of caution as they approach and pass through busy intersections. This level of inattention leads to injuries and fatalities.
What can you do to stay safe at intersections?
One of the most important things to do is to stay in the marked crosswalk. It is there for a reason: to help keep you safe!
Only cross when it is safe to do so. This means crossing when the traffic signal indicates that you can walk. At an intersection with a stop sign, make sure that you have the driver's attention and that he or she is aware that you are crossing.
How can we help you if you have been involved in an accident?
If you have been involved in an intersection accident, we can help you. Our experienced attorneys will investigate the accident for you and obtain a favorable settlement on your behalf. You can focus on your physical recovery while we focus on the monetary recovery. Our law firm, Rubin, Machado & Rosenblum, Ltd. previously obtained a $3.5 million dollar settlement for the family of a pedestrian who died as a result of the injuries he sustained when he was struck by a sightseeing tour. Contact a Chicago pedestrian accident attorney today and we will be happy to set up an appointment to discuss your options. Call us at (312) 327-1840.