Our Perspective

The Illinois Vehicle Code was not written with cyclists or pedestrians as its focus. Many parts of our laws overlook the real challenges that pedestrians and cyclists face just trying to get around. Most roads in Illinois were designed with only automobile traffic in mind.

Our infrastructure was designed with walking and biking as an afterthought, if they were considered at all. Cycling is now considered “alternative transportation” though bicycles pre-date the automobile.

Bicyclists and pedestrians often to get the worst of crashes involving motor vehicles. Not only are they physically more vulnerable than drivers, they are often unfairly blamed for causing their own injuries.

Many drivers, and the insurance companies that represent their interests, wrongly tend to view cyclists and pedestrians as street trespassers. That is why we at Freeman Kevenides Law do what we do. Vulnerable users in Chicago and throughout Illinois need someone advocating on their behalf. We are in the business of advocating on behalf of vulnerable users, and we love our work.

Our Perspective

The Illinois Vehicle Code was not written with cyclists or pedestrians as its focus. Many parts of our laws overlook the real challenges that pedestrians and cyclists face just trying to get around. Most roads in Illinois were designed with only automobile traffic in mind.

Our infrastructure was designed with walking and biking as an afterthought, if they were considered at all. Cycling is now considered “alternative transportation” though bicycles pre-date the automobile.

Bicyclists and pedestrians often to get the worst of crashes involving motor vehicles. Not only are they physically more vulnerable than drivers, they are often unfairly blamed for causing their own injuries.

Many drivers, and the insurance companies that represent their interests, wrongly tend to view cyclists and pedestrians as street trespassers. That is why we at Freeman Kevenides Law do what we do. Vulnerable users in Chicago and throughout Illinois need someone advocating on their behalf. We are in the business of advocating on behalf of vulnerable users, and we love our work.