Chicago Crosswalk Accident Attorneys
Call the lawyers with the experience that gets results
The purpose of crosswalks is to make crossing the street safe for people. It only takes one negligent driver to cause a pedestrian accident that can leave pedestrians seriously injured. The experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. help the injured recover financial compensation.
Stopping a vehicle to let people cross the street in a crosswalk is not a matter of common courtesy. It’s the law, as stated in section 5/11-1002(e) of the Illinois Vehicle Code:
“Whenever stop signs or flashing red signals are in place at an intersection or at a plainly marked crosswalk between intersections, drivers shall yield right-of-way to pedestrians as set forth in Section 11-904 of this Chapter.”
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. A driver fails to stop while someone is crossing the street, and people get hurt. Injuries seen in crosswalk accidents include broken bones, head and neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries and internal injuries. Victims may require surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy and medication.
Attorneys who are committed to helping you get the best outcome
If you were injured in an accident while using a crosswalk, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Recovering compensation can be complicated, even if your case seems straightforward. Negligent drivers typically deny doing anything wrong. They may even try to blame the accident on you.
Don’t expect much help from insurance companies. They do not have your best interests in mind. Their main goal is to pay you as little as possible, because that helps them keep profits high. There are many tactics that they use to try to minimize your compensation. They have lawyers fighting against you every step of the way.
That is why you need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney who will fight for you. We are very familiar with the tactics that insurance companies use. Our lawyers focus on building strong cases that the insurance companies can’t ignore. Keating Law Offices is committed to helping you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Our legal team begins by investigating your accident, so we can get the facts for ourselves. We know where to look for evidence that can help support your claim, such as traffic camera footage. We carefully review accident reports and medical records. We identify witnesses to the accident and interview them ourselves.
Our lawyers fight for your rights
The driver that hit you may have been speeding or driving recklessly. Or, the driver was distracted, fatigued or under the influence of alcohol. Our attorneys know how to establish negligence and build a case that holds negligent drivers accountable. Then we fight to help you recover financial compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Any resolution of your case must be one that meets your needs. This includes compensation for all medical expenses related to your injuries – both now and in the future. It includes compensation for lost wages if you were unable to work. We may seek compensation for other damages, such as disability and pain and suffering.
Our goal is to help you get the best possible outcome in your case, either through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict. We want you to get the compensation you need to help you through this difficult time.
If you were hurt in a crosswalk accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney.