When crossing the street you must look in all directions even if you have the right of way. For ages, people have heard that “the pedestrian has the right of way”. This is only true when crossing in a crosswalk with the right of way. Otherwise, the automobiles have the right of way. Never cross the street mid-block. In this sad case, the woman was crossing in the crosswalk and had the right of way and still got hit by a bus that was making a left turn. Personally, I always attempt to make eye contact with the driver of a turning vehicle before I cross the street. If you are ever injured as a pedestrian be sure you tell the police you were in the crosswalk when you were hit even if the hit takes you out of the crosswalk. If you are injured as a result of being hit by an automobile, bus or truck, please call the Horwitz Law Group at 312-641-9200 or visit www.thehorwitzlawgroup.com
for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.
for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.
for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.
for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.
for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.
for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.
for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.
for a client who was crushed between two cars nearly severing off her leg.
for a client whose son was accidentally run over by her husband as he backed out of their driveway.
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