Recently, there have been a number of fatal Chicago pedestrian accidents. Some of these involved “hit & run” drivers.
Pedestrian accidents are further discussed on the “Illinois Pedestrian Accidents” page. This page cites various statistics, as well as provides tips with regard to pedestrian safety.
It should be noted that at least one of the recent Chicago fatal pedestrian accidents happened as the pedestrians were walking in a crosswalk. Unfortunately, just because a pedestrian is in a crosswalk does not necessarily guarantee safety. As mentioned on the Illinois Pedestrian Accidents page mentioned above, pedestrian accidents in Chicago often occur at intersections even when people are crossing the street with the “walk signal.” The accidents occur when the drivers fail to yield to the pedestrians.
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If one is involved in a pedestrian accident, there are many steps that one should take – including getting a thorough medical examination by a qualified medical professional, as well as protecting one’s legal rights and attaining appropriate injury (and other harm) compensation. Often, people choose to retain a qualified personal injury attorney to seek maximum compensation for injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident.
Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.
Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer. Over the last 20+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 20+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases. In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.
To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. This legal consultation is free.
Elman Joseph Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Joseph Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.
Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.