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Pedestrians dangers in Chicago

Pedestrians can face major safety hazards. Sometimes, traffic accidents occur that leave pedestrians seriously injured or take pedestrians’ lives.

Unfortunately, Chicago is no stranger to such tragedies. Here are some estimates on recent pedestrian fatality totals in the city:

  • 2016 - 44 deaths
  • 2017 - 46 deaths
  • 2018 (so far) - 33 deaths

Pedestrians could encounter dangers at many of the city’s busy intersections. A recent report by CBS Chicago pointed to Michigan Avenue’s intersection with Washington as one that can be especially scary for pedestrians.

What intersections in Chicago do you feel are particularly tough places for pedestrians?

Among the things that could put pedestrians in harm’s way is drivers failing to obey laws requiring them to stop for people walking in crosswalks. Despite the harm that breaking these crosswalk rules can cause, and the fact that getting caught doing so can subject a driver to up to $500 in fines, plenty of incidents of drivers doing this continue to happen in the city.

How do you think Chicago drivers do, all in all, when it comes to pedestrian safety? What improvements would you most like to see happen on this front?

When Chicago pedestrians are struck by drivers who disobeyed the crosswalk rules or engaged in other types of unsafe driving, they can face a lot of challenges on the road to recovery from their injuries. Getting fair compensation can provide victims with resources to help them face these challenges. Victims can turn to the legal guidance of skilled personal injury attorneys for help in the fight for such compensation.

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