Know Your Rights in a bicycle crash

Please take note of this event going on tonight at Chicago’s Active Transportation Alliance Headquarters:

This Crash Support Crash Course & Legal Clinic is a free event that is open to the public, and especially relevant to anyone who has recently been in a bicycle related crash.

Know Your Rights: A Crash Support Crash Course & Legal Clinic
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Active Transportation Alliance Headquarters
9 West Hubbard, Suite 402, Chicago

Learn what to do after a bicycle related crash and get real life advice from crash support attorneys. Participants will have an opportunity to privately meet with crash support attorneys to talk about the status of any pending cases or insurance claims. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about Active Trans’ Crash Support Program, visit:

Facebook event listing:

Plus, take note of the crash support resources always available for bicycle crash victims as well as the FAQ for what to do after a crash.

Crash Support Group

If you’re looking for support and answers in the wake of a crash, join the Active Trans’ Crash Support Group.

The Crash Support Group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. It’s free, confidential and facilitated by a trained professional. Come talk to others who have also been in a crash.


Crash Hotline

Call our hotline, 312-869-HELP (4357), to learn about your options. Whether your questions are related to legal, insurance or advocacy issues, we’re ready to help.


  1. Steve A October 18, 2011 4:10 pm 

    Hmm, apparently they don’t cover crashes relevant to me based on the FAQs. The only kind I’ve ever had are the ones with local government immunity.

  2. Iron_Man October 19, 2011 2:24 pm 

    According to their FAQ I violated rule numero uno on my crash. I refused paramedic treatment, or more accurately I let them check me out roadside, but didn’t feel it necessary to take the ambulance ride to the hospital. Though if I were looking for a big windfall financially racking up the medical bills would be the way to go. But that aint really me.

  3. Elizabeth October 19, 2011 2:26 pm 

    It’s always good to get checked out… just in case. It’s something I’ve learned. At the time of a crash, adrenaline may be pumping and an injury could easily be overlooked. Better to be safe. You can always get a new bike; you only got one body to power that bike.

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