As gas prices continue to skyrocket, many people opt for walking to reach their destinations. In a city like Chicago, it isn’t uncommon to be trapped in congested lanes and intersections for long periods of time. This poses a great risk for drivers and for pedestrians as well. However, many people erroneously believe that pedestrians always have the right of way and are in the right when it comes to accidents. This is not always true. As a pedestrian in Illinois, you have the right of way if you are in a crosswalk only. Treading the city on foot can put pedestrians at risk of being struck by cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks and buses. It is important to understand your rights, both as a pedestrian and driver. If you have suffered injury as a result of a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact The Horwitz Law Group for a free consultation: (312) 641-9200.
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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