Chicago Pedestrian Accident Attorney

How Common Are Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago?

The majority of pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas. These can happen through many forms of negligence on the part of drivers, including speeding so as not to be able to stop in time, disobeying stop signs and traffic signals, not being alert at intersections where pedestrians cross, passing school buses, and around school zones where children may dart out into traffic, or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one-fifth of children aged 5 to 9 who are killed in traffic accidents are pedestrians.

The Chicago Department of Transportation also released a study in 2011 which showed that a vast majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by driver negligence. It stated that:

  • 48% of pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers failing to yield
  • Drivers fled the scene in 33% of all pedestrian-related accidents
  • 40% of all pedestrian-related hit and runs resulted in a fatality
  • 50% of pedestrians were hit by a vehicle that was making a turn

Being involved in a pedestrian accident can leave you fighting a serious and life-changing personal injury. Working with an injury lawyer can help you fight back and recover the compensation you need to recover. Find out more by calling our Chicago office today.

Understanding Your Legal Options After an Accident

Pedestrians, when struck by a car, SUV, motorcycle, bus, or truck, have an extremely high risk of suffering a catastrophic injury or even death. Even at relatively low speeds, an impact between the human body and a vehicle weighing several thousand pounds can be disastrous. Pedestrians that are involved in traffic accidents can be hurled into the air and crushed by the force of such an impact, resulting in multiple bone fractures, internal organ damage, back injuries or even brain and spinal cord injuries.

It is not uncommon for extensive medical care and permanent disability to follow a pedestrian accident. Whether this is the fault of a motorist or another third party, the injured pedestrian or surviving family members have the right to demand financial compensation by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer in Chicago, you can pursue damages for all of the economic and non-economic losses that you have suffered – some of which may include:

  • Reimbursement for all of your medical expenses
  • Reimbursement for your loss of past and future income
  • Compensation for your physical pain and suffering
  • Compensation for emotional distress / mental anguish

Why hire the team at Duncan Law Group?

At Duncan Law Group, a Chicago injury attorney can provide capable legal representation in the wake of a negligence-based pedestrian accident. The firm focuses its practice on personal injury law and has represented countless clients in all types of injury scenarios where negligence or wrongdoing occurred. Whether through negotiations with an insurance company or courtroom litigation, the firm has achieved consistently favorable results for clients who have been injured or lost a family member.

Some of the pedestrian accident cases that we have handled include:

  • $1,800,000.00 settlement – pedestrian was hit by a tractor trailer
  • $550,000.00 settlement – pedestrian was hit by a car
  • $150,000.00 verdict – pedestrian was hit by a CTA bus
  • $100,000.00 settlement – pedestrian was hit by a car

You can trust in the skilled personal injury lawyers at Duncan Law Group to provide the aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable legal representation that you deserve after an accident. Having already recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of past clients, we truly understand what it takes to win a difficult case. In fact, Lead Attorney Bob Duncan has been recognized by a number of professional organizations for his competency in personal injury law – including Super Lawyers® and The National Trial Lawyers Association. Get started today by scheduling a free consultation with our firm!

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