Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help
If you’ve been hurt in Chicago, our attorneys fight for you
People can be seen walking in Chicago every day. They could be going to work, to a restaurant or a store, or they’re just out taking a walk. Their lives can change in an instant if they are hit by a car or truck. The pedestrian accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. fight for their rights.
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable users of our sidewalks and streets. That is because they are unprotected in any collision with a vehicle and are almost certain to bear the brunt of the impact. Drivers who ignore traffic signals and signs or drive irresponsibly put pedestrians at risk of severe injuries and even death.
Under Illinois law, all drivers must now not only stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk but must come to a complete stop to let them safely cross the street. In addition, Illinois law requires drivers to “exercise due care” to avoid hitting any pedestrians. This law applies whether a pedestrian is at an intersection. Many local cities have additional laws that protect the rights of pedestrians.
Frighteningly, most pedestrians who are struck by vehicles are injured while lawfully crossing the street at an intersection with a “walk signal” or in a crosswalk. It only takes one negligent driver to cause an accident that leaves a pedestrian seriously hurt.
Lawyers with the experience that gets results in Chicago
An accident can leave pedestrians with cuts and bruises, head and neck injuries, back injuries, broken bones, concussions or traumatic brain injury. They may require surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy. Recovery can take months or even years. Some injured pedestrians never fully recover.
If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, you deserve financial compensation. This includes compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages, such as pain and suffering. Recovering compensation for the damages you suffered can be complicated.
Negligent drivers often deny responsibility and insurance companies would rather not pay you at all. So, to keep their profits high, they try to keep payouts low. They may make you a lowball settlement offer soon after your accident. They’ll say it’s the best that they can do. They just want you to take it and go away.
Millions recovered for injured clients
The attorneys of Keating Law Offices, P.C. are committed to protecting the rights of all pedestrians who have been injured by the negligence of others. We’re not satisfied with lowball settlement offers. We build strong cases that hold negligent drivers accountable and force the insurance companies to take your injuries seriously.
Our firm has experience representing pedestrian victims who have suffered the devastating consequences of being hit by a vehicle. Every case is unique, but there are some types of pedestrian-involved crashes that are most common, and the firm has repeatedly successfully resolved for its clients.
We know the impact that an accident can have on pedestrians and their families. Keating Law Offices is committed to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for clients through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts. We will fight for you every step of the way.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a careless or reckless driver, please contact us today. One of our pedestrian accident attorneys can discuss your claim and help you decide what to do next.