Chicago Personal Injury Attorney – (312) 888-8700
McNabola & Associates, LLC is well-known throughout Chicago and all of Cook County for providing unwavering and tenacious legal representation for the wrongfully injured. If you have been injured by a vehicle while walking or by a dangerous and defective condition of property, you can depend on us for your personal injury case. Our Chicago pedestrian accident lawyers pride themselves on being dependable, honest, compassionate, and capable of representing injury vicitims, regardless of the complexity or sensitivity of their claim.
Pedestrian Injuries in Motor Vehicle Collisions
According to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, the number of pedestrian accidents and fatalities in the last few years has increased in most parts of the country. As more people drive and more motorists drive distracted by smartphones, it becomes all the more dangerous for pedestrians on sidewalks and crosswalks. Since a pedestrian has no protection against the heavy metal of a vehicle, the consequences of any pedestrian accident can be catastrophic.
Injuries often reported in pedestrian accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Ligament and Muscles
- Road rash
- Permanent disfigurement
It is unfortunately common for a pedestrian accident to cause the wrongful death of the pedestrian. Many accident statistics indicate that a pedestrian has a 95% survival rate for accidents at or under 20 miles per hour, but only a 15% survival rate for accidents at or over 40 miles per hour. Our Chicago wrongful death lawyers know that no amount of monetary compensation can replace a lost loved one who was struck by a negligent or intoxicated motorist. However, filing a successful claim or lawsuit can bring peace of mind as you know that your bills will be paid and that the injustice was addressed.
Dangers to Pedestrians in Chicago
Chicago is a densely populated and urbanized community. Heavy traffic can be dangerous for motorists, and even worse for pedestrians. Nearly 90% of all pedestrian accidents in Chicago occur in urban areas, according to the National Safety Council’s (NSC) own data.
Three leading causes or contributions to pedestrian accidents in Chicago include:
- Reckless turns: Statistics reveal at least half of all pedestrian accidents in Chicago involved a driver making a turn without checking to see if the crosswalk was clear. Serious injuries are more likely to occur when the driver is turning left, as he or she will likely speed up to clear the intersection.
- Failure to yield: Drivers in Illinois must always stop or yield to pedestrians in the road, even if that pedestrian does not have the right-of-way. Failing to comply with this basic yet lifesaving element of safe driving has resulted in numerous pedestrian accidents.
- Hit-and-run collisions: A 2011 Chicago Department of Transportation study found that roughly 40% of pedestrian accidents in Chicago involved a hit-and-run driver, or someone who otherwise left the scene without first passing along necessary identifying information.
Knowing the cause or contributing factors in your own pedestrian accident can be an integral part in winning your claim. Call (312) 888-8700 to talk to our Chicago pedestrian accident lawyers today about what happened to you, and we will thoroughly investigate the case to determine potentially liable parties.
Giving Hope, Fighting for Fair Compensation – McNabola & Associates, LLC
Pedestrians struck by motorists often feel at a disadvantage when pursuing fair compensation for their damages since the driver will likely be represented by an insurance company lawyer. Obtaining a reasonable recover when the at fault driver is represented by an insurance company lawyer can be an uphill battle if you go it alone. Take out the guesswork of your claim and empower yourself by working with our personal injury attorneys in Chicago.
Damages that may be applicable in your case are:
- Medical costs
- Rehabilitation fees
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
We are not satisfied with a case result unless we have obtained every last penny possible for our clients. Put that sort of dedication and persistence, backed by years of legal experience, in your corner today. Just send us an email or call (312) 888-8700 to begin with a free initial consultation.