Cities like Chicago are very “walkable” cities and tend to have more pedestrian-car accidents. This is especially true in Chicago where pedestrians often don’t use pedestrian crosswalks. An article in the Chicago Tribune entitled “Pedestrian deaths in Chicago are up despite safety measures” details how Illinois pedestrian accident fatalities increased from 49 deaths in 2007 to 56 pedestrian fatalities in 2008. Nationally, 13 pedestrians die in auto accidents each day!
A Chicago pedestrian accident is particularly dangerous because it involves an automobile traveling at high rates of speed colliding with a human being. When you walk, you are fully exposed to potential injuries if you are struck. This often results in:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Neck injuries
- Brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
These injuries often produce ongoing pain and disability, even after the initial healing process. This can mean time away from work or school, disabilities, and even a difficulty returning to your previous career. You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering, and our attorneys will work hard to help you receive fair compensation. Although no amount of money can fix your injuries, it can help you to receive top quality care and pay for the medical bills you experience during this time.
If you are a pedestrian that has been struck by a car, even if you feel you may have been at fault, you should still contact a pedestrian accident attorney immediately. Your attorney can help ease you through the process of receiving compensation, and can work directly with the insurance company so you don’t have to.
If you have been injured in a Chicago pedestrian accident or your loved one was injured or was the victim of a wrongful death as a result of a pedestrian-car accident, contact an attorney by clicking here or telephone us at 312-848-9783.