Even at very low speeds a car, truck, bus, or motorcycle can cause serious injuries to a person simply walking down the street or crossing at an intersection. Throughout the United States there are over 100,000 traffic accidents every year involving pedestrians who suffer from serious injury or even death.
Pedestrian accidents can cause devastating injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Head injury
- Severe head trauma
- Brain injury
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Spinal injuries
- Nerve damage
- Road burns
At the top personal injury law firm, Zayed Law Offices, we know that pedestrians are not always given the right of way. If you were injured by a car or motor vehicle while walking down a street or while crossing an Illinois street, call a personal injury attorney today at 855.726.1616 or contact us for a free consultation. An experienced personal injury attorney can ensure that negligent drivers and their insurance companies do not divert the fault to you.
We hold negligent drivers responsible for the damage they have caused.
Pedestrians have absolutely no protection from serious injuries suffered in a car crash. Very often, pedestrian accidents are the product of negligent and careless operators of cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles. There are several factors that lead to an increased risk of accidents to pedestrians and people who are walking down the street. Some of them are:
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Failure to observe traffic signals
- Inattentive driving
- Driving while dark
- Elderly drivers
Contact Zayed Law Offices, We Can Help.
If you, or a family member have been struck by a car while walking (hit and run or not), you may have a right to obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of normal life, or lost income. To schedule a no-obligation, free initial consultation, please contact our Joliet or Chicago offices at 815.726.1616 or complete a short online contact form, and we will get back to you immediately.