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Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Streator, Illinois

Helping injured people throughout northern Illinois for more than 75 years

In most situations, pedestrians have the right-of-way, and motorists must yield to people who are in crosswalks, on sidewalks, and crossing the street legally. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to follow the rules, which can result in very serious pedestrian accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in one of these accidents, a Rockford personal injury lawyer with Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. can help. We provide tough advocacy after an injury and can give you answers to questions like how you’re going to manage your medical bills, rehabilitation, loss of income, and emotional pain and suffering. Your best chance is an attorney who strives to maximize the monetary damages you can recover.

What are the most common pedestrian accident issues?

In 2010, more than 70,000 people were injured and more than 4,000 were killed in pedestrian accidents across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, children and older adults are the most likely to be involved in these crashes, as are motorists and pedestrians under the influence of alcohol. The following are the most common scenarios for pedestrian accidents:

  • Vehicle collisions. Drivers who fail to yield to people on sidewalks or in crosswalks can cause serious injuries, as pedestrians have no protection at all. Distracted driving and drunk driving are common factors in these crashes.
  • Slip and fall accidents. Pedestrians often suffer injuries when they fall on defective sidewalks and walkways. After a slip and fall on a sidewalk, you may need to take action against property owners or government agencies who are in charge of the upkeep.
  • Hit and run accidents. Some motorists fail to stop after striking a pedestrian, which is a very serious crime in Illinois. The driver may face criminal charges. In addition, you can pursue a personal injury claim.
  • Taxicab collisions. Taxi drivers are usually trying to get passengers to their destinations as quickly as possible, so they often make swift turns and fail to yield to pedestrians. Victims of cab accidents may need to pursue damages in claims against drivers, taxi companies, and insurers.

Meet with a Skilled Rockford Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident, consult the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. right away. We have offices in Rockford and Streator for your convenience. To set up a free initial consultation, call us at 815.398.9700 or contact us online

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