Chicago Attorneys for Joggers and Runners Hit By Cars
Experienced lawyers who know how to get results
Running and jogging are popular activities in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Runners and joggers are pedestrians and are vulnerable when they are on the side of the road. It only takes one negligent driver to cause an accident that leaves them seriously injured. The pedestrian accident attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. fight for their rights.
People who are out running have no protection out on the road. As a result, a runner hit by a car can suffer severe injuries. Common injuries from getting hit by a car include broken bones, head and neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. Recovery and rehabilitation can take months or even years. In some cases, runners are left with a permanent disability and require lifelong care.
This type of pedestrian accident can also have a serious financial impact. Medical expenses for treatment – including surgery, hospitalization, medication, and physical therapy – can add up quickly and become overwhelming. Accident victims often can’t return to work because of their injury, which means there is less income coming in.
Our runner accident attorneys build strong cases that get results
If you were injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you deserve financial compensation. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages while you could not work, and possibly other damages, such as disability and pain and suffering. Our attorneys can help.
A runner is hit by a car when a driver is negligent. The driver may have been texting while driving and was not paying attention to the road. The driver may have been speeding or driving recklessly, and lost control. Or the driver may have been fatigued and nodded off at the wheel. Negligent drivers typically deny doing anything wrong.
Insurance companies are supposed to help when a runner is hit by a car, but they are mostly concerned with protecting their bottom line. In order to keep their profits high, they try to keep their payouts low. They have lawyers looking out for their best interests, helping them find ways to minimize your compensation.
That is why you need an experienced lawyer who knows how to deal with insurance companies and hold negligent drivers accountable. We know the tactics that insurance companies use to try to avoid their responsibility to injured victims. Our attorneys fight back to help victims get the compensation they deserve.
In Chicago and throughout Illinois, runners get hit by cars far too often. If you’ve been injured, we can help.
Our lawyers are determined to help you get the best outcome
Our Chicago runner accident attorneys investigate to get the facts for ourselves. We carefully review accident reports, medical records and other documents. We identify and interview witnesses. We search for evidence that can support your claim, such as traffic camera footage. If needed, we consult with accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
We focus on building a strong case that the insurance companies can’t ignore. Then we demand compensation for the damages you have suffered. Many times, insurance companies agree to discuss a settlement. We’re only interested in a settlement that meets your needs. If the insurance company won’t settle, we’ll be ready to fight for you in court.
If you were a runner or jogger hit by a car, it’s important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can explain your rights and what kind of compensation you can expect to recover. Pedestrian accidents involving runners can be complicated. That’s why we start by investigating your accident before evidence is lost or destroyed, and the memories of witnesses fade.