Pedestrians are one of the few groups that experienced an increase in fatalities. Due to the high rate of fatalities in major cities, the Federal Highway Administration is starting a website with safety tips and resources to improve pedestrian safety. Statistics show 73 percent of pedestrians that have died were in urban areas and 32 percent died between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight. With pedestrians in particular, there is a high potential for serious injury. Collisions between pedestrian and car can be the result of both driver and pedestrian error. The likelihood of an accident goes up when pedestrians ignore traffic controls or jaywalk. Accidents are also more likely to occur when drivers disregard a crosswalk or traffic control device, or are driving while intoxicated.
National Highway Traffic Safety Association has reported that almost 5,000 pedestrians die in auto-related accidents and an estimated 76,000 pedestrians suffered injuries when they were hit by an automobile. A pedestrian can recover damages if someone’s negligence contributed to the accident. There may be multiple parties that can be held liable such as the driver of the car as well as the agency responsible for maintaining the sidewalks or roads where the accident occurred. The pedestrian may be potentially liable as well. It is important to seek legal help in order to recover compensation for any injuries sustained.
As a pedestrian, you risk injury from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, even train and mass transit accidents. Pedestrians involved in accidents will often sustain serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, even wrongful death. We offer experienced advocacy to ensure that our clients are financially secure after an accident.
The Horwitz Law Group is experienced in pedestrian accidents and crosswalk injury caused by:
If you or someone you care about has been injured, email The Horwitz Law Group to speak with a Chicago pedestrian accident lawyer or call us at312-641-9200.
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