Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Chicago

Advocating for Your Rights with Compassion

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 pedestrian accident lawyers pride themselves on being dependable, honest, compassionate, and capable of representing injury victims, regardless of the complexity or sensitivity of their claim.

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Understanding Pedestrian Injury Risks in Traffic Accidents

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.

Common Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accidents:

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 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.

Top Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

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 occur in urban areas, according to the National Safety Council’s (NSC) data.

Factors Contributing to Pedestrian Accidents:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Hit-and-run collisions: A 2011 Chicago Department of Transportation study found that roughly 40% of pedestrian accidents 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 pedestrian accident lawyers today about what happened to you, and we will thoroughly investigate the case to determine potentially liable parties.

Securing Maximum Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Victims

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.

Potential Damages in Pedestrian Accident Claims:

  • Medical costs
  • Rehabilitation fees
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • 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.

Real People, Real Stories

  • “Ted McNabola is an amazing attorney! He handled my mom’s case after she was hit by a car as a pedestrian. The difference between Ted and other attorneys is that he never gave up! It was a long process ...”

    - Kat J.
  • “I had the pleasure of working with Ted McNabola after a serious car accident that left me with a brain injury. From the first time we met, I knew I was in good hands. Ted was kind, patient, and ...”

    - Sammy M
  • “Edward W. McNabola, Esq was able to get me the most compensation allowed by the at fault driver.”

    - William J.
  • “Working with Ted and his team has been wonderful throughout the duration of my case. I would absolutely recommend his services to anybody in need. Ted and his team are intelligent, quick-working, and ...”

    - Anthony S.
  • “Ted was personable and easy to work with but a bulldog when it came to fighting for us.”

    - Sherry G.

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