If you’re a pedestrian who’s been injured by a vehicle, our pedestrian accident attorneys can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. Our team of lawyers are seasoned at arguing and winning cases for seriously injured pedestrians, and we know how to help you and your family through this difficult time.
Pedestrian accident injuries can be serious
Pedestrian accidents can be serious. They are often caused by distracted driving and when a car or truck collides with a pedestrian, the physical and mental effects can be devastating. Some of the injuries that result from pedestrian accidents are: brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal organ damage, lifelong disabilities, and even death.
If you or a loved one is injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, it may be difficult for your family members to recover emotionally from the tragedy. It’s often even more challenging financially as well because they will need additional resources when they are no longer working full-time due to loss of income from supporting themselves or their families. That is why you need the pedestrian accident attorneys from Carlson Bier to help you pursue your personal injury claim.
We can help you after a pedestrian accident
We are here to help you recover from your injuries and get back on your feet. We will work with you to obtain the compensation that you deserve. We will fight to make sure that the insurance company pays its fair share of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, emotional distress damages and other out-of-pocket expenses.
If we take your case, our pedestrian accident attorneys will do everything in their power to ensure that justice is served by holding those responsible for injuring or killing a pedestrian accountable for their actions through mediation or trial if necessary. Our lawyers are skilled litigators who have represented numerous clients over the course of their many years practicing law.
The process involved in pursuing an effective claim after a pedestrian accident can be overwhelming at times. However, we strive to make sure all of our clients feel comfortable throughout every step of this process. We keep our clients informed every step along the way so they know exactly where they stand financially after sustaining injuries during an accident.
Causes and effects of pedestrian accidents
One of the biggest causes of pedestrian accidents is distracted driving. It frequently causes collisions between pedestrians and drivers throughout Illinois. Too many drivers are busy with texting or talking on their phones and don’t pay attention to what is around them. As a result, they often fail to see pedestrians who are in crosswalks or walking along the side of the road.
Many of these accidents also result from negligence. A driver may clearly see a pedestrian still, due to inattention, the driver fails to react by slowing down, swerving or coming to a full stop.
A key issue in most pedestrian accident cases is who had the right of way: The pedestrian or the driver? As CyberDriveIllinois.com points out, drivers in our state must yield to a pedestrian when drivers make a turn at any intersection, including lawful turns after the driver has come to a complete stop at a red light, stop sign or flashing red signal. Additionally, pedestrians have the right of way when they:
- Are in a marked crosswalk (or a child in close proximity to a school zone crosswalk)
- In an unmarked crosswalk on the driver’s side of the road, and there are no traffic control signals
- Walk with a green light or follow a walk signal
Pedestrian accidents can take a financial toll and to ensure you receive adequate compensation you need a pedestrian accident attorney to pursue justice with you. Some potential costs you may incur are:
- Immediate medical care
- Long term medical care (future surgeries or additional treatments)
- Physical therapy
- Loss of income from time off of work or losing your job
- Pain and suffering
Pedestrian accident attorneys can help you file a claim with the insurance company and recover compensation for your injuries. We will do a thorough investigation and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to get you the maximum amount possible for all of your damages. We know what types of evidence should be collected following an accident. We will build a strong case and prove liability in court if need be.
Contact our pedestrian accident attorneys today
At Carlson Bier Associates, our pedestrian accident attorneys want to help people who have been injured in these situations. We are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please feel free to call us anytime if you need legal advice or assistance after an accident.