Chicago Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Providing Experienced & Personalized Legal Representation to Injury Victims and Their Families Nationwide
Whether you are taking an evening stroll, enjoying a night out on the town, or engulfed in your daily commute, there’s never a convenient time to be involved in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents are some of the scariest types of accidents because victims are often just walking alone like they always have and before they even have a chance to react, their whole world is turned upside down. People who are struck by a car or truck can suffer severe injuries or even lose their life. While it is not always the driver’s fault, in many cases, it is.
For victims of pedestrian accidents, filing an injury claim is often not just an option, it’s a necessity. They may be facing mounting medical expenses, a long and difficult recovery process, and a loss of income due to a physical inability to work. And all because of an accident that was not their fault. Those responsible for pedestrian accidents should never be let off the hook. Pedestrian accident claims provide victims and their families with the opportunity to hold those responsible for the incident accountable and recover the compensation they need for hospital bills, loss of income, and future medical expenses.
Need to file a pedestrian accident claim? Call us at (312) 883-9466 or reach out to us online today to schedule a confidential consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers. Se habla Español. Mówimy po polsku.
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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons. However, in most cases, pedestrian accidents happen for one of the following reasons:
- Texting and driving, and other forms of distracted driving
- Driving too fast to be able to stop safely
- Reckless driving
- Driving too fast for the road or weather conditions
- Running a stoplight, stop sign, merge sign, or yield sign
- Ignoring yellow lights or flashing red lights
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
How Do I Prove My Pedestrian Accident Claim?
Proving a pedestrian accident claim is no easy task. Many jump to the conclusion that drivers are always at fault for pedestrian accidents. In some cases, pedestrians may be fully or partially liable for the collision. For example, if a pedestrian jaywalks in a way that does not give the driver time to avoid hitting them, it will probably be determined that the pedestrian was at fault for the wreck. Another similar example would be if a jaywalking pedestrian is hit by a car being driven by a driver who was texting and driving at the time of the crash. In this instance, both the pedestrian and the driver may be found to share blame for the accident.
Those rare instances aside, in most cases, drivers are at fault for pedestrian accidents. Generally, to prove an injury claim, pedestrian accident victims must:
- Establish that the other party involved in accident owed them a duty of care
- Show that the other party breached that duty of care during the incident
- Provide evidence that the pedestrian accident was the result of the other party’s negligence
- Show that they suffered harm because of the accident (physical injury, property damage, financial hardship, et cetera)
Speak to an Experienced Chicago Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today!
If you were hit by a car or truck while on foot, you may have options for holding the driver who hit you accountable. At Pissetzky Law LLC, our team of pedestrian accident attorneys have been protecting injury victims’ rights and aggressively pursuing favorable outcomes for their cases for more than 20 years. We provide our clients with personalized legal strategies designed to help them recover the compensation they need for hospital bills, loss of income, and future medical expenses as quickly and efficiently as possible. Helping injury victims and their families is our passion, and we have a long track record of success to prove it.
To discuss your situation with our experienced Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys, give us a call at (312) 883-9466 or contact us online today. All consultations are confidential. Se habla Español. Mówimy po polsku.