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Chicago Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death Attorney

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Chicago Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death Attorney

Pedestrian accidents happen when a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle on the road. They can also happen when a pedestrian is injured due to negligently maintained property or other dangerous conditions existing on a walkway. No matter the reason, an injured person should be able to collect damages from the party responsible for the injury. In the tragic event of a death due to a pedestrian accident, the family of the person killed may be eligible for compensation.

In the event of a pedestrian accident involving a car, truck, motorcycle, or other types of vehicles on the road, the driver owed the pedestrian a duty of reasonable care. However, if the driver was speeding, disobeying traffic signals, driving under the influence, or otherwise being inattentive, that driver can be liable for damages if they cause an accident that results in injury. In the event of a pedestrian injury resulting from a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, the law of premises liability will govern who can be held responsible.

Discuss Wrongful Death Compensation with a Personal Injury Attorney

Although it may be difficult to think about money after the loss of a loved one, a family can be left with huge financial burdens as a result of medical bills and lost income. If a person is killed in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another person, the family of the deceased may be able to collect compensation for:

  • Medical expenses as a result of the accident
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Loss of income and insurance benefits
  • Financial burden of dependents
  • Grief and loss of companionship

Punitive damages may be in order if the negligent party’s actions were particularly egregious or reckless. Punitive damages are meant to punish the responsible party and act as a deterrent for anyone who may choose to act similarly.

In the state of Illinois, the family of a victim in a wrongful death claim as two years in which to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. It is important to seek assistance from an experienced Chicago wrongful death attorney in order to get the compensation you are entitled to so you and your family can begin moving forward.

Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help You Seek Answers

Wrongful death claims can be complex and it can be extremely difficult to determine what your case may be worth. For more information regarding your rights following a pedestrian accident, contact the Horowitz Law Group and ask to speak with a Chicago wrongful death attorney.


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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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