The Ravenswood community on Chicago’s north side was founded by a group of real estate investors who hoped to attract wealthy Chicagoans to live there. In the years since its founding, the majestic homes on tree-lined streets have continued to attract families with median incomes $30,000 higher than the city average. It is home to 19,000 residents and trends toward younger family households who prize convenience, a suburban pace, and a wealth of recreational and educational options. According to the Chicago City and Neighborhood Guide, more than 86 percent of children aged K-12 living in Ravenswood attend private schools.
Thousands call Ravenswood and its neighboring communities of Edgewater and Rogers Park home. They share a close proximity to Chicago’s famed lakefront, which attracts millions of Chicagoans. The scenic bike and running trail stretches for miles along the lakefront, creating a mix of walkers, runners, skaters and cyclists that occasionally results in accidents. As one of the nation’s most bike-friendly cities, Chicago has more than 200 miles of on-street bikeways and 36 miles of trails; upon completion of the city’s aggressive Streets for Cycling 2020 Plan, the total number of on-street bikeway miles will increase to 645.
Drivers failing to yield the right of way to cyclists are a common cause of cyclist accidents that result in the most serious injuries. Another frequent cause of cycling-related injuries occurs when riders are “doored” by a driver who opens the door of a parked car without checking for cyclists. The rider then hits the door at high speed and may be thrown into traffic. Illinois law requires drivers to look before opening their car doors, but many drivers are unaware of or ignore, the law. Serious injuries from head trauma can result from such accidents. Illinois Department of Transportation statistics shows that males and children ages 9-15 are at highest risk for bicycle accidents. See our bike accident infographic for ways to avoid becoming a bike accident statistic.
Over the years, many Ravenswood residents have sought the assistance of Tony S. Kalogerakos, Esq.-Injury Lawyers of Illinois when they’ve experienced injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. We have helped hundreds of Ravenswood families recover from personal injuries ranging from bicycle accidents, car accidents, dog bites, as well as premises liability matters.
The attorneys at Tony S. Kalogerakos, Esq.-Injury Lawyers of Illinois are specialists in litigating all manner of transportation-related personal injuries. They have the know-how and the experience to protect your right to recover damages and the will to go the extra mile to ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation. Their preparation and dogged representation have earned them the respect of their peers, judges, and insurance adjusters; they come ready to fight and are not afraid to take a case to court.
We are proud of the work we’ve done to help families regain a sense of normalcy after an accident. Our committed staff provides a full range of personal injury services. Although we are based in Lincolnwood, we work to protect the rights of people injured or killed in all types of accidents throughout Illinois. If you have questions about the potential viability of a case, give us a call at 847-982-9516. We don’t charge for initial consultations, and we don’t get paid unless we recover for you.
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