Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Chicago
If you’re in a pedestrian accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney protecting your interests. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys can help you understand your rights after a pedestrian accident.
Pedestrian Accident Facts
According to the 2011 Chicago Pedestrian Crash Analysis, Chicago is one of the safest cities for pedestrians, with pedestrian injuries and fatalities on a downward trend since 2001. Teens between the ages of 15 and 18 are the most likely to be involved in a pedestrian crash and crashes occur most frequently on Thursdays. Forty percent of pedestrian fatalities in Chicago occurred due to hit and run accidents. Many accidents occur at or near intersections, often between the hours of 3:00-6:00pm.
Pedestrians must be careful in high-traffic areas. Some tips to prevent collisions with vehicles include:
- Whenever possible, cross streets at designated crosswalks
- Avoid crossing four-lane highways and other roads unfriendly to pedestrians
- Walk on the sidewalk, if available. Otherwise, walk on a shoulder, facing oncoming traffic
- Wear bright, reflective clothing when walking at dusk, sunrise, or night
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
While a variety of factors can contribute to accidents between vehicles and pedestrians, some of the most common ones are:
- Failure of the vehicle to yield to pedestrians
- Vehicles turning at intersections
- Hit and run crashes
Often, pedestrians are not at fault in vehicle accidents as many accidents occur due to driver distraction or negligence. If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident, our lawyers will work with you to make sure you receive compensation for any injuries you sustained.
What to do after a pedestrian accident
As with any accident, it’s important to make sure anyone injured in the accident receives prompt medical care. Then, be sure to call the police to the scene. It’s also important to document the scene and take down contact information for everyone involved in the crash. Gathering witness contact information is also essential. After the crash, our pedestrian accident lawyers can shepherd you through the legal side of things, so that you can focus on recovering from your trauma or caring for an injured loved one.
Our pedestrian accident attorneys are ready to help you
Our highly experienced Chicago pedestrian accident lawyers and personal injury lawyers are here to fight for your rights as an injured person, and we will do everything to make sure that the liable party’s insurance company pays you the maximum compensation for injuries incurred during an accident.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers are also available for in-home consults for Chicagoland Suburbs and in-facility consults are possible if you are unable to travel. In every accident situation, it is important to move quickly in order to protect your rights and preserve evidence that may be lost with the passage of time. If you have suffered an injury in a bus accident, call the Kryder Law Group at (312) 223-1700 or click here to request a Free Case Evaluation.