Blue Island Bicycle Accident Attorneys
As bicycling enthusiasts, the Blue Island Injury attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. commend the city’s efforts in implementing a bike plan that that makes bicycling a much more practicable means of transportation, by improving safety and accessibility, but doing so in a manner which considers recreational bikers’ desire to preserve the city’s beauty.
The highly historical Cook County community of Blue Island is known its noteworthy designation as one of only ten incorporated areas in Illinois named by the White House as a “Preserve America” community. Its combining features of antiquity and beauty, with its adjacency to Chicago and close proximity to the Loop, makes Blue Island a highly coveted Chicagoland community for which to reside.
One of the most notable aspects of Blue Island’s bike planning efforts is the ‘Calumet-Saganashkee Trail,’ or ‘Cal-Sag’ for short, which consists of a 30-mile bike path that is almost entirely waterway-lined by the Cal-Sag Channel and Calumet River. Whether bicycling as a visiting tourist, or resident bike enthusiast, the trail offers access to regional trails, forest preserves, marinas, nature centers, and historical sites associated with Big Steel, immigrant communities, and the Underground Railroad.
However, the noteworthy aspects of this trail extend far beyond the beauty it offers to Blue Island’s bicycling recreationalists. Stretching from Lemon to Burnham, the trail links together more than 185,000 people in over a dozen communities. This is particularly beneficial to commuting bicyclists that will be provided a safe means of accessing public transit, retail areas, and places of employment, both within the Blue Island, and in neighboring communities as well.
At Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. while we enjoy bicycling as a hobby, we are accident and injury attorneys by profession. As such, our immediate concern is the safety of our community. However, when events occur—and they compromise the safety of our residents and visitors—our concerns then turn to the processes associated with assessing issues of causation, liability, and compensation for the victim’s damages and loss.
The Blue Island bike accident attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. remain optimistic for the potential reduction in injury and fatality incidence rates that the Cal-Sag Trail has to offer. At the same time, we recognize that the trail may not be suitable for every commuter, and that several gaps remain in the overall biking infrastructure of Chicagoland.
We also recognize, that despite designated bike routes, bicyclists are still often forced to share the roadway with motorists, many of whom will operate their vehicle in an unreasonable manner. Unfortunately, while biking infrastructure may certainly reduce accident rates, no amount of infrastructure can completely eliminate accidents.
It doesn’t take an attorney to explain the devastation that can occur as a result of a bicycling accident. However, it often does take an attorney to explain your legal rights, and ensure the protection of your interests.