Chicago is an extremely busy city, with streets filled with drivers and pedestrians alike. Often, drivers are not paying proper attention to pedestrians crossing the street. Their attention is often distracted by electronic equipment in their vehicle or by some other person or object on the side of the roadway. This busyness combined with the lack of proper attention means a significant number of accidents between vehicles and pedestrians each year. In 2019 alone, there were 4,796 total crashes involving pedestrians. Sadly, 173 people died in these crashes.
Our legal team has decades of combined experience in personal injury law. Over the years we have helped hundreds of victims obtain the compensation they need to recover and rebuild their futures. Our track record includes many successes and notable victories, due to our unwavering commitment to our clients and their needs. If you or a loved one has been injured, the team at Pullano & Siporin is prepared to tenaciously fight for the full justice you deserve.
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Depending on the circumstances of the case, pedestrian accident victims may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, ongoing medical care and rehabilitative treatment, lost income, reduction or loss of earning capacity, wrongful death and loss of consortium.
Personal injury attorneys understand how to negotiate effectively with insurance companies to maximize payouts after accidents. They also are well-versed with the various regulations that influence pedestrian accident cases, and have insight into the best strategies to use to get the best possible results. Working with an attorney allows you to focus on your recovery while they handle your case.
In the majority of cases, drivers will be liable for accidents involving pedestrians. Pedestrians are required to cross only at intersections and crosswalks where they have the right of way. However, even in cases where a pedestrian jaywalks, a driver may still be considered liable if they should reasonably have been able to notice and avoid the pedestrian.