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How can I prevent collisions involving cyclists?

Drivers of cars are one of the safest parties on the road. The latest technology allows for modern cars to have many different types of collision protection that can prevent serious injuries. Cyclists, however, do not have the same level of protection — there is nothing separating them from the car in the event of a collision.

Therefore, as a car driver, it is likely that you want to understand how you can exercise your responsibility to keep cyclists as safe as possible. No one wants to be involved in a collision that seriously injures another person. While you can never prevent the negligent actions of a cyclist, there are some things that you can do to make your actions on the road as safe as possible.

What are the causes of food poisoning?

Almost everyone has experienced food poisoning at some point in their lives. While mild forms of food poisoning are unpleasant, it is usually nothing to worry about as long as you make sure to stay hydrated when experiencing symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. However, some types of food poisoning can be extremely severe. In some cases, those suffering from food poisoning can face hospitalization and may even be at risk of losing their life.

If you have recently suffered food poisoning, you have likely tried to pinpoint the food that caused your sickness. If you strongly believe that the food you were served at a restaurant caused the food poisoning, you may even wonder if you should take legal action.

Can food poisoning justify a lawsuit?

In the modern world, we place our trust in many different providers to meet our needs and keep us safe. Many of us are so familiar with the food we eat that it is easy to forget that the companies that produce our food have a responsibility to provide us with safe goods. Unfortunately, food producers face many of the same quality control issues that other manufacturers face, and some food products can cause great harm.

Food poisoning is a fairly common experience, and in many instances, the symptoms of food poisoning are painful but brief. However, some cases of food poisoning are quite severe or may cause complications with other illnesses or conditions a victim may have. Not all instances of food poisoning justify an injury claim, but there are instances that do.

Staying safe while bicycling around Chicago

Bicyclists can enjoy the great sights in Chicago from a fun vantage point. The city has bike lanes and other features to help cyclists remain safe, but everyone on the roads must do their part to keep them safe. Understanding some of the rules and laws, as well as a few of the hazards that bicyclists face, can help everyone remain safe.

One of the most important things to remember is that cyclists should always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear, including vibrant or reflective clothing that makes them easy to spot. On top of that, make sure the bicycle is in good shape.

Lawsuit filed after alleged sexual abuse at school

If you were the parent of a teenage girl who was sexually assaulted by an older male student at her high school, you would likely be up in arms and seeking justice. That is the situation one father of a 25-year-old student at Chicago's Lincoln Park High School found himself in after his daughter explained what happened to her.

A 17-year-old fellow student is allegedly her rapist, an anonymous lawsuit claims. The suit also charges school officials for not stopping her assault earlier in 2020.

Tips to run safely in downtown Chicago

You live in Chicago, but you don't want a gym membership to stay fit. You just want to get out and jog a few miles every day. You know that you could drive to a park or even out of the city to do it, but that adds so much time to what may just be a 20- or 30-minute run. You'd rather just get out on the sidewalks near your apartment.

Only 2 cities have worse traffic than Chicago

Whether you're walking, driving or riding your bike, you feel like the Chicago traffic just works against you constantly. At rush hour, far too many cars pack the streets, leading to traffic jams and road rage. When tourists come to town, they cause havoc trying to find their way. You also see far too many distracted, reckless and aggressive drivers -- three types of drivers who tend to cause a lot of car accidents.

Is it just you, or does everyone feel this way? Is the traffic really that bad?

What do people do before getting out of the car?

You're riding down the street, in the bike lane. Cars line the road. You know the risk of getting doored, so you've been keeping an eye on the cars. As long as you have looked down the street, no new cars have parked. You figure they're all empty.

Then, without warning, a man swings his door open and steps into the street. Maybe you hit the door. Maybe you swerve to avoid it and get hit by a car in the street. Either way, you wind up in the hospital. You have serious spinal cord injuries and may never ride -- or walk -- again.

Can you ride a fat bike in the snow?

Do you wish you could keep riding your bike all winter long? Maybe your reasoning is simple: You use your bike for transportation. You don't own a car. This is how you get to work in Chicago. It's not just a hobby that you do in your spare time. You are a cyclist because it's the best way to get around the city.

The good news is that even snow and ice do not have to prevent you from riding your bike. You can ride a fat bike -- essentially a mountain bike with wider tires -- regardless of the weather.

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