Common Accidents That Occur in Cities

  • Urban areas are bustling with restaurants, events, and diverse opportunities. The convenience of the city draws people in, but those who live in large cities must also deal with issues like traffic and congestion. Unfortunately, some types of accidents are more likely to occur in cities because there are more people in a small area.

    Lane & Lane, LLC is located in the Chicago area, and we serve clients who have been injured in various accidents caused by negligence. If you know that someone else has caused your injuries, we can use evidence to prove fault in court and negotiate the maximum settlement on your behalf. A personal injury lawyer in Chicago will support you no matter how complex your case may be. 

    Car Accidents

    Car accidents are more common in cities because there are more cars on the road. Rush hour traffic is prime time for accidents to occur because drivers are in a hurry to get home or to the office, and they may speed, get distracted, or disobey the rules of the road in some other way. Intersection accidents also happen frequently in cities.

    City drivers must remain aware of their surroundings at all times, because even if they’re obeying the rules of the road, someone else on the road may act reckless. Driving in a city takes experience and an added level of care. 

    Work-Related Accidents

    Work-related accidents may also occur more frequently in cities. For example, construction accidents may be more likely because more construction occurs in cities. Cities grow and build up over time, while rural areas tend to stay small. Construction sites are one of the most common places where work-related accidents occur because there’s heavy machinery, dangerous equipment, and heights to fall from. 

    Electric Scooter Accidents

    Electric scooters have become popular in many urban areas. Unfortunately, they’ve resulted in many accidents and injuries. Accidents on electric scooters may occur because of rider negligence, vehicle driver negligence, or scooter manufacturer negligence, among other reasons. Electric scooters have unclear regulations in many cities, and both riders and vehicle drivers have had a hard time adjusting to this new technological addition. 

    Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

    Pedestrian and bicycle accidents occur frequently in urban areas because more people commute to work on foot and by bike. Negligent drivers may collide with a pedestrian or bicyclist at an intersection, or they may accidentally hit them in an unexpected location. 

    Regardless of where a driver injures a pedestrian or bicyclist, it’s usually the driver’s fault because pedestrians typically have the right of way. Drivers must stay aware at all times.

    Contact a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney

    If you live in or near Chicago and you’ve been injured in an accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. You can assess the value of your claim by identifying who’s responsible for your accident and accounting for all the damages you’ve suffered.

    If you need help with your case, reach out to a Chicago personal injury lawyer from Lane & Lane, LLC. You can schedule a free consultation by calling 312-332-1400 or by visiting our website for more information.