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Helping Injured Pedestrians Recover
Hit by a car in Chicago? If a negligent motorist caused you to be injured, the pedestrian accident attorneys at Strom Yen Injury Attorneys can help you recover. Our injury law firm will investigate your accident and help you navigate the personal injury claims process to ensure you obtain compensation from all negligent parties. We can help make sure your medical bills are paid, your lost income is restored, and you are compensated for the pain and suffering, and other losses you have encountered. Representing injured victims in Chicago since 1977, our law firm has recovered millions on behalf of our clients.
What Damages Are Recoverable in Pedestrian Accident Claims?
Recovering after a pedestrian accident is difficult physically, emotionally, and financially. If you were injured because of a negligent motorist, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for the harm you have endured. Recoverable damages, include, but are not limited to:
Pedestrians At Risk for Serious Injuries
Recent statistics from the GHSA (Governors Highway Safety Association) conducted in all 50 states, display a disturbing increase in pedestrian fatalities (with overall traffic deaths down 6%). The study revealed the largest rise in pedestrian fatalities since 1990. According to 2019 statistics, a pedestrian was killed every 85 minutes in traffic crashes. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reported that 6,205 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 76,000 pedestrians were seriously injured nationwide. To take action, the NHTSA has set up educational and traffic enforcement programs that advocate pedestrian safety in cities with large pedestrian populations.
Our pedestrian accident attorneys understand that victims have many questions after an accident. We can answer those questions, address your concerns, and guide you on the path to recovering maximum compensation.
What To Do After a Pedestrian Accident
When a pedestrian is involved in an accident, emergency services should be contacted, information collected, and witnesses at the scene should be interviewed. If negligence or recklessness caused the accident, victims can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.
What Causes Pedestrian Accidents in Illinois?
Common Injuries Pedestrian Accident Victims Face
Pedestrian accidents in Chicago often result in catastrophic injuries and may even be deadly. Motor vehicles have safety features to protect occupants. Pedestrians have little to no protection, and the human body is not made to withstand direct impact with an object weighing a thousand pounds or more. The majority of severe trauma results from victims hitting vehicle bumpers, hoods, and/or the windshield area. Some of the most common injuries our pedestrian accident attorneys see include:
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What Type of Accident Lawyer Do You Need?
Our accident law firm handles a wide range of personal injury and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago. We are:
FAQs About Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago
If you bear some responsibility for the pedestrian accident, your role in causing the crash may reduce the amount recoverable. Under Illinois modified comparative negligence law, an injured victim can only recover if his or her percentage of fault was below 51%.
Several factors can give you a general idea of how much your settlement is worth. To provide you with a fairly accurate estimate, your pedestrian accident attorney will consider the severity of your injuries, any legitimate disputes in your case, your degree of fault, and the negligent driver’s insurance limits.
In Illinois, pedestrian accident victims generally have two years to file an injury lawsuit. Special consideration may apply to your case, however. If you fail to take legal action before the deadline, you could be barred from recovering damages.
Contact our Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys online or call (312) 374-6626 to schedule a free consultation.