Backup Accident Attorneys Serving Chicago
If you’ve been injured, our attorneys can help you recover compensation
In some pedestrian accidents, a person is injured by a car or truck that is backing up. In seconds, your life can be significantly impacted just because a driver was careless. At Keating Law Offices, P.C., our pedestrian accident attorneys fight to hold negligent driver accountable and to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
A negligent driver may have been backing up out of a driveway, out of a space in a parking lot, or into a parking space. Drivers always have a responsibility to be aware of pedestrians around them. Many are negligent and still cause backup accidents, even with technology such as rear-facing backup cameras and backup alarms.
A backup accident can leave pedestrians seriously hurt. They can suffer leg injuries, back injuries, head or neck injuries. They may need surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication and be left with mobility issues. Recovery can take months or years. In some cases, pedestrians are left with a permanent disability.
Helping injured pedestrians in Chicago and throughout Illinois
Their medical expenses for treatment can become overwhelming in a very short time. If pedestrians are left unable to work, there is less income coming in. During this period, many accident victims find it hard to pay the bills.
If you were hurt in a backup accident, you may be contacted by the insurance company with a settlement offer. They’ll promise quick payment and may say it’s the best that they can do. As your bills start to pile up, it can be tempting to accept. It will be a lowball offer that does not come close to covering the total costs of the damages you have suffered.
Why would an insurance company do this? Because if you accept the offer, it helps them save money. The last thing they want you to do is to get an attorney who knows how to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. They also have other tactics they may use to try to minimize your compensation.
That is why you need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney who will fight for you. Keating Law Offices is committed to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case. Our attorneys know how to build cases that hold negligent drivers accountable. We fight for a resolution of your case that meets your needs, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
The law firm committed to getting results
Our legal team investigates your backup accident to get the facts. We know where to look for evidence that a driver was driving too fast, driving recklessly, distracted or fatigued. We identify witnesses and interview them ourselves. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts who can help us understand what happened.
When insurance companies see that we are prepared and ready to fight for you in court, they usually agree to talk about a settlement. Our goal is to help you get maximum compensation so you can get the help you need and recover from your injuries as much as possible.
If you were injured in a backup accident, having an experienced pedestrian accident attorney on your side can make a big difference. Learn more about how we can help you with your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll review the details of your accident, answer any questions you have and explain your legal options.