Though everyone has preferences when it comes to getting around, there is one mode of transportation we all share: At some point during the day, you are a pedestrian. Unfortunately, this does not mean you are safer as compared to driving in traffic. According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian is killed every two hours in traffic-related crashes. Another will suffer injuries every seven minutes. Victims do have rights regarding compensation, but Illinois law on pedestrian accidents is complex.
At the Law Office of Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., our pedestrian accident attorneys are committed to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve after sustaining injuries due to driver negligence. We have been representing victims in Winnebago County and throughout Northern Illinois for decades, so our lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to fight for your rights in a pedestrian accident case.
As the victim of a pedestrian accident, you stand a greater risk of suffering severe, life-threatening injuries as compared to collisions involving vehicles. You are not protected by the metal shell of a car or truck, and are not wearing a helmet as you would if you were riding a bicycle or motorcycle. Due to these vulnerabilities, certain types of injuries are common in pedestrian incidents, including:
Under the circumstances, you may be entitled to recover compensation from the motorist who is responsible for causing the pedestrian accident. As in most traffic-related crashes, you will likely first pursue the negligence driver’s insurance company for compensation. If you are unable to reach a settlement, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit to obtain the recovery you are entitled to under Illinois law.
Our attorneys at Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. will assist you with the entire claims process. We are aggressive in seeking compensation from the insurance company, but we will fight for your rights in court if unable to reach an agreement.
Once we prove that you are entitled to compensation after a pedestrian accident, you can recover various types of monetary damages, including:
For more information on your rights as the victim of a pedestrian accident, please contact the Law Office of Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. Since our firm’s founding more than seven decades ago, we have been providing experienced, skilled legal services to clients throughout Winnebago County, IL and Northern Illinois. We are happy to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and tell you more about your options.
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