Walking, whether for exercise, commuting purposes, or out of necessity, is one of the best things that a person can do for their health, and is something that most people should be doing more of everyday. However, while walking is an optimal way to get to and fro, it can also be dangerous. Not only do people slip, trip, and fall when walking, but there is also the potential to be struck by a car, particularly when crossing a street.
If you have been hit by a vehicle in McHenry, our pedestrian accident lawyers are here to represent you. We know how devastating pedestrian accidents can be, and will work hard on your behalf.
The majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence of one of the parties involved, typically the driver. Acts of driver negligence and error that can lead to serious crashes include:
In some cases, a pedestrian accident may be caused by the negligence of the pedestrian who is hit. Unsafe walking, such as crossing when the light does not indicate to do so, listening to music while walking, or texting while walking all increase the risk of a pedestrian accident.
While a pedestrian who is involved in a crash will clearly not suffer any major property damage losses like a the operator of a motor vehicle involved in a serious accident would, the damages from a pedestrian accident are often significant. Indeed, because a pedestrian in an accident takes the majority of force in a collision, the pedestrian may incur a number of serious injury types, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, internal injuries, bone fracture injuries, and more.
If you’ve been hit by a car and suffered injuries, working with an attorney is in your best interests. An attorney will assist you in:
At the offices of Brassfield Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., our experienced McHenry pedestrian accident lawyers understand the tragedy in which you and your family have been involved. Our team also knows how to represent clients like you after a serious accident, and will get to work immediately building your claim. To learn more, please call us today to schedule your free consultation.
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