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Matt Willens
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Attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law
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While I don't think the law should mandate helmets for adult bicyclists, the statistics are telling.  It's always smart to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.  Thanks for posting +David Slepkow.
 
 Statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Fatality Facts: Bicycles - 2010

"Less than two percent of motor vehicle crash deaths are bicyclists. The most serious injuries among a majority of those killed are to the head, highlighting the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. Eighty-nine percent of bicycle deaths are persons 16 and older, so helmet laws should include adults. Helmet use has been estimated to reduce head injury risk."

"Ninety-one percent of bicyclists killed in 2009 reportedly weren't wearing helmets. The percentage not in helmets in 2010 seems to be lower, until you look at the "Unknown" column and find that it jumped in that year. The table below is from IIHS data."

Highlights of US statistics available from the US Department of Transportation: Traffic Safety Facts - 2011 Data (released in April, 2013 and still the most recent). The fatality numbers came from their 2012 motor vehicle crash report.


726 bicyclists died on US roads in 2011 (682 in 2011. 1,003 back in 1975)

48,000 bicyclists were injured in traffic 1n 2011 (52,000 in 2010)



Bicyclists 15 and under killed in 2011: 85. (13%) Injured: 66,017 (23%)

Bicyclist deaths represented 2.1% of all 2011 traffic fatalities.

Average age of a bicyclist killed on US roads: 43 (36 in 2002)

Average age of a bicyclist injured on US roads: 32 (28 in 2002)

Males killed 85%. Males injured 78%.

Nearly one fourth (23%) of the cyclists killed were drunk. (Blood alcohol over .08 g/dl)

Fatal crashes typically were urban (69%) and not at intersections (59%)."
http://www.helmets.org/stats.htm 
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No doubt helmets are a good idea and why I always wear one +Matt Willens 
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Love it!  Here's an awesome cop serving and protecting... ducks.  
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This is SO sweet +Matt Willens 
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+Stephan Futeral and +Tina Willis are always entertaining, whether you're a lawyer or not.  I recommend you tune in.  
 
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You're awesome +Matt Willens ! Thinking about you today...maybe we need an HOA to discuss the possibility that offline attorney marketing is the best?!!  
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Good to hear +Daniel Cappetta. Thanks for your comment. I'm on my way to Mass to get some "photos" while I still can ;-)
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Good stuff +James Bergener and +Scott Buehler.  I'd like to think that personal injury attorneys have something to do with advances in car safety.  
 
Just how far has crash testing come? This is a 1959 car vs a 2009 car crash test comparison. This is actually quite impressive how far we've come in crumble zone and inertia technology. #crashtests #animatedgif #crumplezone  
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Gees that is scary stuff +Matt Willens.  I wish they had shown the exterior view on the current tests.
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Can +Daniel Cappetta Handle The Pressure?

Today's the day!  +Stephan Futeral and I are looking forward to meeting +Daniel Cappetta today on  Legally Speaking.  Considering +Daniel Cappetta is a top-notch criminal defense and personal injury trial attorney (from Framingham MA), I have no doubt that he can take whatever heat we bring.

We hope you will join us today at 4 p.m. EST (5 hours from the time on this post).  We will learn more about +Daniel Cappetta, his practice, and the legalization of marijuana.

We hope you will join us live!  Or at least catch the replay (television is so overrated!)

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    I am the founder and lead trial lawyer at Willens Law Offices, a law firm dedicated to representing individuals and families in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death actions. Please visit my site at www.willenslaw.com
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+Willens Law Offices is dedicated to representing individuals and families in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death matters. 

Here are some of my awards and accolades:

Voted by peers as "Best of the Best" - a designation given to the top 100 lawyers in Illinois

Designated by peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer (an honor given to only 5% of Illinois lawyers)

Designated by peers as a Leading Lawyer in both Personal Injury Law - General and Personal Injury Law and Professional Malpractice (a distinction earned by fewer than 5% of all Illinois lawyers)

Has an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer review rating – the highest rating possible in personal injury and medical malpractice – in the highly distinguished Martindale-Hubbell® legal directory

Has a 10/10 (Superb) Avvo Rating with the highest possible marks in all categories including experience, industry recognition and professional conduct

Recognized by legal community as one of Chicago's Top Lawyers as published in The National Law Journal

Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum where where membership is limited to trial attorneys who have obtained million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements (less than 1% of lawyers in the United States are members)

Adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches Advanced Trial Advocacy since 2007

In 2004, named one of the ’40 Attorneys Under 40 in Illinois to Watch’ by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company (an honor given to less than 1% of the lawyers in Illinois)

Writes a monthly column for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin called "Words of Willens"


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Past Experience: Rockstar.
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  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
    LAW, 1993 - 1995
    JD, LAW
  • Northern Illinois University College of Business
    Business Management, 1987 - 1991
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