• Accident Causes

    Illinois Highways are Getting Busier

    Statewide (June 15, 2020) – As Illinois relaxes COVID-19 restrictions and students are on summer break, Illinois highways are getting busier. Busier highways, including many drivers using autopilot and cruise control technology, mean a higher potential for accidents. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys would like to remind you and your family to use extra caution while driving on freeways this summer.

    In the event of a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, our team is available to assist you 24/7. Our compassionate staff will find you the medical assistance that you need, while our attorneys will fight vigorously for your compensation. Remember, the best way to avoid an accident is to be alert and prepared.

    Freeze Warning Issued for Chicago Area

    Chicago (May 8, 2020) – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a “freeze warning” for the Chicago area this weekend. Temperatures could reach as low as 31F in Chicago and 25F in the surrounding areas. Icy roads are a huge cause of car accidents in Illinois. They’re especially deadly when people are unprepared for icy conditions, which are highly unusual for May.

    Lerner and Rowe urges you to use caution if you’re driving this weekend. Approach your drive as if it were taking place under winter conditions. Should you or a family member get into a crash because of someone else’s reckless actions during unseasonably icy roads, please contact our attorneys for fast and courteous assistance. Source: NWS

    Heavy Rains and Winds Hit Illinois

    Statewide (April 30, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) has issued warnings to motorists on the impact of heavy rain and wind. Roads throughout the state have been closed due to excessive flooding. Between flooding dangers and winds as high as 45 mph, the chances of a car accident due to inclement weather are higher than normal.

    Lerner and Rowe urges you to use extra caution during this extreme weather. In addition to the weather conditions, resulting debris, fallen trees, downed power lines, and more can lead to road hazards that would contribute to a car accident. If you or a loved one have been injured due to an accident during inclement weather, please contact us for assistance. Source: IDoT

    Chicago SUV Popularity Among Highest in U.S.

    Chicago (March 9, 2020) – Preliminary figures released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has national pedestrian fatalities at their highest levels since 1988. The agency claims that one reason for the increase in fatalities is an increase in sports utility vehicle (SUV) use. Many Americans prefer SUVs for their larger size and enhanced utility. This is especially true in Chicago, which is the ninth most popular city for SUVs, according to Insurify.

    SUVs are said to contribute to pedestrian accidents because they’re larger, heavier, and harder to control than coupes and sedans. With 27.6% of Chicago drivers using SUVs, the chances of a pedestrian accident are higher here than in other U.S. cities. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by an SUV driver, contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys for immediate legal assistance. Source: Insurify

    Dangerous Lakefront Conditions Create Driving Hazards

    Chicago (February 13, 2020) – The City of Chicago has reported that the lakefront area has suffered more than $25-million in damages from January storms. Heavy rain, snow, and ice have hit the lakefront hard, ruining many roads. While winter driving in Chicago can be difficult under favorable conditions, the lakefront damage has made some roads especially treacherous.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys urges Chicago locals and visitors to practice proper winter driving safety, particularly if you’re going to the lakefront. Knowing the proper way to drive on slick, icy, and damaged roads greatly increases your chance of avoiding a Chicago car accident. Should you and your family get into a car wreck due to storm-damaged roads, contact us for immediate assistance. Source: Chicago.gov

    Winter Storms Increase Accident Potential

    Chicago (January 17, 2020) – The National Weather Service (NWS) warns Chicago residents and visitors that a heavy storm will hit this weekend. The forecast calls for winds as powerful as 45 mph, wind chills as low as -20F, and up to 5 inches of snow. If the NWS is correct, this weekend will have the coldest days of the winter season thus far.

    Snow, sleet, and heavy winds combine to dramatically increase the likelihood of car accidents in Chicago. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys hopes that you follow proper Chicago winter driving safety. Should you or your loved ones get hurt in an accident this winter, please contact us for fast and effective legal assistance. Source: NWS

    Winter Accident Season Begins

    Statewide (December 17, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) issued a winter warning to motorists this week. Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman advised, “Before heading out, ask yourself if your trip can wait. Travel at times will be treacherous. If you are driving, please slow down, expect very slow travel and don’t crowd the plows–give them plenty of room to operate.”

    Winter in Illinois often leads to a spike in car accidents thanks to snow, slush, and black ice. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys hopes that you’ll follow these winter driving safety tips. With proper diligence, winter traffic accidents can be avoided. Should you and your family get into a car wreck this winter because of the negligence of another, please contact us immediately. Source: IDoT

    Icy Roads a Huge Concern

    Statewide (November 20, 2019) – Winter is coming, and with it comes icy roads. Illinois is known for particularly harsh winters, making icy roads a major concern. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT), an average 28,692 traffic crashes occurred as a result of icy roads between 2006 and 2015. Those winter car accidents resulted in a yearly average of 5,826 injuries and 53 deaths.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys urges you to be extremely cautious while driving this winter. With harsh Illinois winters and Chicago considered one of the seven deadliest cities to drive in, maximum mindfulness is required while driving during icy conditions. When the weather gets particularly bad, don’t drive unless it’s absolutely necessary. Should another person wreck into your vehicle this winter and hurt you and any passengers, please contact us immediately. Source: IDoT

    Drivers Advised to be Wary of Deer Activity

    Statewide (October 15, 2019) – Autumn brings many wonderful things to Illinois — vibrant foliage, adorable trick-or-treaters, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Fall is also mating season for deer. The state of Illinois has advised motorists to be mindful of deer activity. According to the state:

    “In 2018, there were 15,636 motor vehicle crashes involving deer in Illinois. Of these, 14,998 resulted in damage to property or vehicles only, while 630 caused personal injuries. Eight of the crashes were fatal.”

    If you and your loved ones has been involved in a deer-related car accident that involves a negligent party, please contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys immediately. Our seasoned lawyers are ready to assist you and have the skill to handle unusual cases. Source: Illinois State

    Unlicensed Drivers Involved in 17 Percent of Fatalities

    Statewide (September 19, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation has reported that there have been 118 traffic fatalities in 2019 involving unlicensed drivers. This accounts for 17 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2019 thus far. Unlicensed driving in Illinois is a misdemeanor that is punishable by fines and possibly jail time, depending on prior offenses.

    In addition to being a crime, driving without a license can be dangerous. Some unlicensed drivers lack the knowledge and experience to stay safe on the roads. Others have had their licenses suspended or revoked because of repeated reckless driving offenses. These kinds of drivers put themselves and other motorists in danger of a car accident. The attorneys at Lerner and Rowe encourage you to make sure that your license is up to date. If you’ve been involved in an accident due to an unlicensed driver, please contact us immediately. Source: IDOT

    Nine DUI Arrests in Three Days

    Arlington Heights (August 15, 2019) – From July 13 to 15, Arlington Heights police officers charged nine people with driving under the influence (DUI). Each of the nine charges were from separate incidents. This was an unusually high number of DUI arrests for a relatively small Chicago suburb. The state reported 330 deaths in alcohol-related crashes in 2017, which was approximately 30 percent of the total traffic fatalities that year.

    The lawyers at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys encourage you to avoid driving under the influence at all costs. Driving while intoxicated puts you, your passengers, and other drivers in potentially grave peril. Additionally, being charged with a DUI may have a serious impact on your everyday lifestyle, should your license be suspended. Please use taxis, rideshare services, designated drivers, or public transportation if there’s even the slightest chance that you’ll be too inebriated to drive. Source: Chicago Tribune

    Electric Scooter Boom Leads to More Accidents

    Chicago (July 22, 2019) – Electric scooter popularity is soaring, both in terms of purchases and rental services. There are currently 10 “dockless scooter” companies operating in Chicago, giving people more options to move around the city easily. Unfortunately, some scooter riders are uncourteous, while some motorists and bicyclists resent the burgeoning popularity of scooters and take their frustrations out on scooter riders.

    Recently, a scooter rider was driving the wrong way down a one-way street. The scooter rider hit and seriously injured a bicyclist, and fled the scene. Another incident had a bicyclist purposely push a scooter rider and then fled the scene. The scooter rider dislocated his shoulder and broke numerous bones.

    While it’s fantastic that Chicagoans have a quick and convenient way to get around the city, scooters have also introduced more ways to get into an accident. If you’ve been involved in a bicycle, scooter, or hit-and-run accident, please contact Lerner and Rowe immediately. Source: StreetsBlog

  • Accident Statistics

    Vehicle Accidents are the Leading Cause of Workplace Deaths

    Statewide (June 29, 2020) – According to the National Safety Council (NSC), motor vehicle crashes are the number-one cause of workplace deaths in the United States. The NSC urges you to pay attention to the vehicles and conditions around you, and stay aware of potential hazards to keep you and your coworkers safe. 

    Especially lookout for reckless drivers that may be driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or distracted drivers. Both are huge contributors to car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. 

    Lerner and Rowe echoes the NSC’s recommendations. However, we understand that some accidents are unavoidable. If you or a family member have been injured in an accident, our team is here 24/7 to assist you. Source: NSC

    30% of 2020 Car Accident Fatalities Took Place in Cook County

    Cook County (May 15, 2020) – According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT), nearly 30% of Illinois car accident fatalities took place in Cook County in 2020. The agency reported 82 motorist deaths in the county out of 282 in the state this year. City streets are one of the most common locations of car crash fatalities and Chicago, the largest city in Cook County, has more than 4,000 miles of streets.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys urges you and your family to exercise caution while driving on Chicago streets. Additionally, be familiar with the common causes of Chicago accidents so you know how to avoid them. If you and your family are hurt in a car accident, our team is available 24/7 to assist you. Source: IDoT

    Seat Belts Not Used in More Than 25% of Fatal Crashes

    Statewide (April 21, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) has reported that seat belts were not used or used improperly in 55 of the 211 fatal car crashes reported thus far in 2020. The figure accounts for more than 25% of fatal crashes this year.

    Lerner and Rowe wants to remind you of the importance of properly using seat belts while driving or being a passenger in a vehicle. It’s a simple thing that can make a tremendous difference in a car accident. In some cases, it can be the difference between the people in your vehicle getting into a wreck and suffering a needless wrongful death. Source: IDoT

    National Pedestrian Deaths Up, Illinois Fatalities Down

    Statewide (March 2, 2020) – Pedestrian deaths in America reached 6,590 in 2019, the highest number since 1988. In Illinois pedestrian accident fatalities reached 61, an 18% decrease from 2018. These preliminary statistics come from the Governors Highway Safety Association  (GHSA). The agency cited an increase in distracted driving and more people driving sports utility vehicles (SUVs) as two of the reasons for the increase in fatalities.

    While Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is pleased that Illinois pedestrian fatalities have declined, we’re alarmed that the national figures are on the rise. We hope that all motorists and pedestrians exercise proper safety so that pedestrian deaths will decrease. If you or a family member have been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact us for immediate assistance. Source: GHSA

    Traffic Fatalities on the Rise in 2020

    Statewide (February 3, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) has reported 68 traffic fatalities in the first month of 2020. There were 52 traffic fatalities in the first month of 2019. The 16 additional deaths represent an increase of almost 25%. This is unfortunate and disturbing news for Illinois drivers.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys strongly urges everyone in Illinois to exercise maximum caution on the road. Be especially careful during dangerous rush hour times and winter months. If all motorists pay more attention and drive more carefully, the number of unfortunate crash fatalities will reach as close to zero as possible. Unfortunately, some accidents are unavoidable. If you and your loved ones get into a car accident, contact us for prompt assistance. Source: IDoT

    December Car Crashes Down

    Chicago (January 9, 2020) – The City of Chicago has reported that 9,305 traffic crashes took place in December 2019. This is down 7% from 2018, when 9,980 crashes took place. While the reduction is a good indicator that Chicago citizens and visitors are safer, the city still averages more than 300 crashes per day.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys hopes that 2020 will be Chicago’s safest year ever. Advancements in urban planning technology and automotive safety combined with drivers being more diligent can make the streets safer for everyone. Unfortunately, there are times when crashes and injury accidents are unavoidable. Should you and your family get into such a situation, contact our team for prompt, effective, and comprehensive assistance. Source: City of Chicago

    Intrastate Highway Fatalities Most Common

    Statewide (December 13, 2019) – In 2019, there have been 327 fatalities on intrastate highways in Illinois. That figure represents 35 percent of the total traffic fatalities in the state. The next most common location for Illinois car crash deaths is city streets, where 33 percent of 2019 traffic fatalities took place. These numbers were reported by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT).

    Whether you’re on the freeway or on local roads, Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys urges you to drive safely and obey all traffic laws. Of course, it’s possible for you to get into a car accident through no fault of your own. Should that happen to you or a family member, please contact us for immediate assistance. Source: IDoT

    Unlicensed Drivers Involved in 19% of Fatal Crashes

    Statewide (November 11, 2019) – According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), 150 of the 776 fatal crashes in Illinois have involved unlicensed drivers. Unlicensed driving is a class A misdemeanor in Illinois, punishable by up to one year of jail time and fees as high as $2,500. Furthermore, driving without sufficient experience and knowledge of the laws is dangerous to the driver and other motorists.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys strongly encourages all drivers to undergo the proper training and studies in order to get properly licensed. It’s a simple and effective way to keep everyone on the road safer. Should you and your loved ones get into a car crash involving an unlicensed driver, please contact us immediately. Source: IDOT

    Traffic Fatalities Down Through Q3 2019

    Statewide (October 9, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) has reported that traffic fatalities are down in 2019. There have been 741 traffic-related deaths through the first three quarters of 2019, versus 827 deaths over the first nine months of 2018. The numbers show a decline of just over 10 percent.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys applauds the state for making things safer for drivers and appreciates that more Illinoisans are engaging in safe driving practices. By working together, we can get traffic fatalities as close to zero as possible. Unfortunately, some car crashes are unavoidable. If you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, please contact us immediately. Source: IDoT

    Fatal Crashes Down 10 Percent

    Statewide (September 9, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) has reported that fatal car crashes are down 10 percent year-over-year. The agency reported 728 fatalities from January to August 2018, compared to 658 fatalities from January to August 2019. The 10 percent drop represents 70 fewer fatalities this year.

    This is fantastic news for Illinois drivers and those visiting the state. The roads are safer, crashes are down, and fewer people are dying in accidents. The attorneys at Lerner and Rowe sincerely hope this trend continues. Although the streets have been safer for drivers, car accidents inevitably and unfortunately happen. If you or a member of your family have endured pain and suffering because of a car accident, please contact Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys so that we may help you attain maximum compensation. Source: IDoT

    Improper Seatbelt Use Responsible For 27% of Crash Fatalities

    Statewide (August 8, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Traffic has reported 150 fatal crash fatalities where not using or improperly using a seatbelt was a contributing factor. The number represents 27 percent of all Illinois fatal crash deaths in 2019. While the figure is still disappointingly high, it marks a slight decrease from 2018, which had 154 deaths year-to-date.

    Lerner and Rowe would like to remind you and your family to always buckle up. Wearing a seatbelt is a basic thing that can help avoid many types of injuries and needless death. While car accidents are sometimes unavoidable, severe injuries and death can be prevented by the simple act of wearing a seatbelt properly. Source: Illinois DoT

    Traffic Fatalities Down in First Half 2019

    Statewide (July 8, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation has reported 440 traffic fatalities in the first six months of 2019. The agency reported 516 crash deaths over the same time period in 2018. The numbers mark a nearly 15-percent decrease in vehicular crash fatalities.

    The attorneys at Lerner and Rowe are thrilled to see that Illinois streets and freeways have been safer this year. However, just because the roads have been safer doesn’t mean it’s time to be complacent. As always, we strongly urge you to exercise caution while driving. Be aware of the common types of traffic accidents in Chicago. Should you and your family be involved in an automobile accident, please contact Lerner and Rowe immediately. Source: Illinois DOT

  • News

    Illinois Hits 100 Consecutive Days of Severe Flooding

    Statewide (June 25, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) has announced that the state has reached 100 consecutive days of severe flooding in June. The hardest hit areas include Hardin in Calhoun County, Meredosia in Morgan County, Grafton in Jersey County, and East Cape Girardeau and McClure in Alexander County. While IDoT is working to maintain safe driving conditions, it reminds you that flooded streets can lead to car accidents.

    Lerner and Rowe urges all Illinois drivers to exercise caution while driving on flooded streets. Please consult our flood safety guide to learn precautions you can make in order to keep everyone in your car safe. Should you get into a car accident due to flooded streets, our attorneys can help you seek maximum compensation. Source: IDoT

    Governor Prtizker Activates National Guard

    Statewide (May 28, 2020) – Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation and activated the state’s National Guard in order to assist with flood fighting efforts. Recent storms have caused the Illinois River to overflow, with heavy flooding occurring in Grundy, Pike, Scott, and Morgan Counties. Continued rainfall could lead to additional property damage and car accidents.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys hopes that you and the drivers in your family stay safe during this disaster declaration period. Please practice these flood driving safety tips. Should you or a loved one suffer an injury in a car accident on a flooded roadway, our team can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Source: Illinois.gov

    Cook County Jail Largest Source of Coronavirus in U.S.

    Chicago (April 8, 2020) – According to The NY Times, Chicago’s Cook County Jail is the single-largest source of coronavirus in America. The newspaper reported 353 cases that could be traced back to the jail, with thousands of inmates yet to be tested. Illinois has reported nearly 500 deaths from COVID-19, with more than 15,000 infections.

    Although many Chicagoans won’t be near Cook County Jail, the novel coronavirus can still spread through prison employees. The virus can be transmitted by asymptomatic carriers that feel fine, but pose a grave risk to older Chicagoans and those with compromised immune systems. Lerner and Rowe strongly encourages you to practice proper social distancing and to follow COVID-19 safety tips, to avoid infection. Source: NY Times

    Overweight Trucking Permits Waived Through April 12

    Statewide (March 19, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker has ordered the Illinois Department of Transportation to waive overweight trucking permits through April 12, 2020. The measure will expedite food, medical supplies, and emergency supplies entering Illinois during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Acting Illinois Transportation Secretary Omer Osman said, “We want to assure everyone that we are doing everything we can to assist during this unprecedented time and ensure that the supply chain remains strong.”

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys applauds Pritzker’s move and reminds you to remain vigilant while driving near trucks. Heavier trucks raise the potential for a serious Illinois truck accident. If you are involved in a truck accident, contact us for immediate assistance. Source: IDoT

    Local and State Police to Combat Big Game DUI

    Statewide (February 1, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) has announced extra local and state police patrols on Sunday for the Big Game. For many football fans, the Big Game is the best sports event of the year, filled with incredible athletic feats, unforgettable commercials, and an alcoholic beverage (or six). Unfortunately, it can also lead to drinking and driving. Illinois state hopes that the extra police presence will keep everyone safe.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys hopes that everyone practices excellent Big Game safety on Sunday. Should you suffer a personal injury on the road or at a party because of another’s negligence or recklessness, please contact us for professional and compassionate aid. Source: IDoT

    Data Shows Scooters Mostly Used by Train Commuters

    Chicago (January 22, 2020) – Lime shared data from its participation in Chicago’s electric scooter pilot program. It was one of several companies that were allowed to rent dockless scooters to Chicagoans between June 15 and October 15, 2020. Lime found that the majority of its rides ended at Loop train stations, with the top destinations being the Damen blue line station (2,248 trips) and the Morgan pink/green line station (1,595 trips). This shows that dockless scooter renters were using them for commuting rather than frivolous joyrides.

    City officials are currently deliberating the future of electric scooters in Chicago. If you suffered a scooter accident injury during the pilot program, Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys can help. Source: Block Club

    Electric Scooter Education Recommended

    Oakbrook, IL (December 27, 2019) – A study by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) suggested that many electric scooter riders do not have sufficient knowledge of scooter capabilities and safety practices. The study also found that scooter accident injuries to the extremities, particularly ankles and wrists, were most common.

    Study co-author Aiza Ashraf, M.D. said, “Since these e-scooters could be viewed as a potential public health hazard, we would recommend public education on the use of these devices.”

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys urges you to learn about the electric scooters before you rent and wear proper safety gear while riding. Please contact us for immediate assistance in the event of a scooter accident due to no fault of your own. Source: RSNA

    Free Lyft Credit to Avoid Drunk Driving

    Sangamon County (December 4, 2019) – The holidays are a fantastic time to catch up with family and loved ones. For many people, that involves drinking alcoholic beverages. Drunk driving is a serious problem that can irrevocably change lives. To help curb instances of drunk driving, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDoT) has partnered with ride-share service Lyft. According to the press release, “Through New Year’s Day, $20 in Lyft credits will be available to provide a safe and sober travel option to individuals in Sangamon County during the evening and overnight hours, when most impaired drivers are on the road.” The credits will be distributed via social media.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys applauds IDoT’s efforts and hopes everyone in Sangamon County takes advantage of the program. We hope everyone enjoys wonderful and safe holidays this year. Should you get into a car accident because of a drunk driver, please contact us for immediate assistance. Source: IDoT

    Chicago E-Scooter Pilot Ends

    Chicago (November 6, 2019) – The City of Chicago ended a four-month pilot program for dockless e-scooters on October 15, 2019. The pilot granted opportunities to ten scooter rental companies to operate in the city: Bird, Lime, Lyft, Jump, Spin, Sherpa, Bolt, grüv, Wheels, and VeoRide. More than 2,500 dockless scooters were available to Chicagoans and visitors during the pilot program.

    Chicago officials are currently evaluating data from the program. While scooters offer a convenient and inexpensive mode of transportation, they also congest city sidewalks and introduce new types of accidents. Hopefully the city finds an optimal balance that helps avoid scooter accidents while offering an accessible and affordable way to get around Chicago. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is here to handle all of your legal needs in the event of a Chicago scooter accident. Source: City of Chicago

    Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement Continues

    Cook County (October 29, 2019) – The Illinois State Police has announced the continuation of Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols in Cook County. Illinois Secretary of State statistics for 2017 revealed that more than 27,000 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and nearly one‐third of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involved alcohol. ACE patrols aim to reduce these tragedies.

    Drinking and driving has been a deadly problem in Illinois and it’s fantastic to see the Illinois State Police being proactive on the issue. Everyone at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys hopes that ACE patrols continue to be a successful DUI deterrent. If you’ve been injured in an accident because of someone driving under the influence then please contact us immediately. Source: Illinois Tollway

    Alderman Calls for More Electric Vehicle Chargers

    Chicago (October 1, 2019) – Alderman Brendan Reilly (Ward 42) has sponsored an ordinance that would require new construction to include “electric vehicle (EV) supply equipment infrastructure.” If passed, the ordinance would apply to commercial and residential construction projects that start after June 30, 2020. Additionally, at least 20 percent of the parking spaces at new projects would need to be provisioned for EV charging.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys appreciate Reilly’s forward-thinking ordinance. As EVs become more and more common, please keep in mind that they drive differently from traditional automobiles. Between the instant torque and rapid acceleration, inexperienced EV drivers or those unaccustomed to driving around EVs may be susceptible to car accidents. Should you or a family member get into an accident involving an EV, please contact Lerner and Rowe immediately. Source: Chicago Sun Times

    Dickens Avenue Greenway Proposed

    Chicago (September 23, 2019) – The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has proposed a bicycle greenway on Dickens Avenue. The greenway would let bicyclists easily traverse Dickens Avenue from Clybourn Avenue all the way to the Lincoln Park Zoo. The city aims to encourage citizens to bike more, conveniently connect retail areas, and curb bicycle accidents with the greenway. Those that oppose it claim that it will cause more accidents and increase congestion in the city. If approved, construction on the Dickens Avenue Greenway would not begin until late 2020.

    Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys applauds those that aim to lessen automotive congestion and travel greener by biking. We urge you to exercise caution and obey all traffic laws so that you can avoid bike accidents. Should you get into a Chicago bicycle accident, please contact us immediately. Source: CDOT