Pedestrian accidents and crosswalk injuries can happen anywhere
Every year hundreds of pedestrian accidents are reported in the United States. In big cities like Chicago, there are many ways to commute. For many Chicagoans, walking and using public transportation is a more favorable way to travel. Walking can be great for your health as well as your wallet, since it may help you save on the high cost of gasoline. However, walking in the city is not always the safest. Sadly, pedestrians are often the most vulnerable to driver’s negligence and reckless driving. Pedestrian accidents can happen just about anywhere. You may have been walking your dog, going for a jog, or simply crossing the street when an inattentive driver caused you injury. It is very important to note, that in Illinois, pedestrians do not have the right of way unless they are in the crosswalk. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a driver’s negligence, please schedule a free consultation with a skilled Chicago personal injury lawyer today: (312) 641-9200.