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Chicago personal injury attorneyAlthough walking and cycling are two of the healthiest activities a person can engage in, they can also be the most dangerous. There are more than 6,000 pedestrians and almost 1,000 cyclists killed each year in the United States. Even more alarming is that these numbers keep going up each year, as the fatality rate for occupants in vehicle crashes goes down.

As the popularity of electric scooters continues to grow, it is critical to realize that e-scooter users are also at risk of being injured or killed if they are hit by a vehicle driver.

Victims who survive these accidents are often left with serious to catastrophic injuries due to the lack of protection around them when the vehicle slams into them. In one major study conducted by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), it was estimated that vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists account for $19 billion in economic cost and $90 billion in the societal impact cost in just one year.   

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