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
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
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!