According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) nearly 500 pedestrians die every year from traffic-related accidents while more than 7,000 others sustain injuries. Sadly, most pedestrian accidents are preventable. If you or a loved one has recently been injured because they were struck by a motor vehicle, the personal injury lawyers from the SF Injury Law Group are here to help. You deserve compensation, not just for your monetary losses but your pain and suffering as well.
Usually, putting a dollar value on the non-economic damages is difficult but with our experience, we ensure that we maximize your damages to bring normalcy to your life again.
What causes these Types of Accidents?
Individuals that get struck by a motor vehicle are always at a disadvantage and are usually the one that suffers the majority of the damage in a pedestrian accident. In many instances, the victim ends up facing a lengthy hospital stay, surgery, physical therapy, and rehab as well as the medical expenses that result. Unfortunately, most pedestrian accidents are caused by driver negligence such as:
- disregarding speed limits or driving recklessly
- driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs
- failure to use caution when driving in residential areas
- ignoring stop signs and traffic signals or violating traffic laws
- not yielding the right of way to pedestrians
- talking or texting while driving
Keep in mind that pedestrians usually have the right of way when they’re crossing the street, even if an intersection has no crossing signals. Once a pedestrian has entered a crosswalk, drivers are expected to yield. Conversely, pedestrians are expected to yield when crossing the street when there is no designated crosswalk. If they dart out into traffic or J-walk, they’ll be held partially liable for their injuries in court. This is why it’s important to have an SF Injury Law Group lawyer on your side.
We have assisted innumerable clients win the entitled damages both in and out of court and work with a strong network on medical professionals, investigators and paralegals. Our past success and proven track record has made us one of the top listed law firms in the state of Illinois.
How can our Personal Injury Lawyer help?
At SF Injury Law Group, we know that in order to litigate a successful pedestrian accident claim, it’s important to have the legal guidance and representation of our personal injury lawyer. This enables us to start building a strong case for you immediately.
We know exactly what’s required to help injured pedestrians and their families get the compensation they deserve in these types of cases. No matter how complex your circumstances may be, rest assured that our legal team is compassionate about helping you and holding the negligent motorist accountable for your pain and suffering.
To learn how a personal injury lawyer can help with your pedestrian accident claim, call the SF Injury Law Group today.