Pedestrian Accident

Northbrook , Elgin and Naperville Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

It’s not uncommon to see dozens of pedestrians out walking the streets of Northbrook , Elgin and Naperville, especially when the weather is conducive to doing so. Unfortunately, some motorists aren’t very good at watching out for these individuals and fail to give them the right of way. When this happens, there can be tragic consequences. The personal injury lawyers at the Makarone Law Firm are all too familiar with these types of accidents and the tragedies they cause.

We are committed to securing the maximum compensation for all pedestrian accident victims and their families through personal injury claims or personal injury lawsuits. Given the nature and severity of the injuries a person could suffer when getting struck by a moving vehicle, it makes sense that you would want a legal team that has a great deal of experience and success with these types of personal injury cases. And that’s exactly what our personal injury lawyers in Illinois bring to the negotiating table or courtroom.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Based on the most recent statistics released by the CDC for 2017, hospital emergency rooms treated over 130,000 pedestrians for injuries nationwide. Sadly, nearly 6,500 of them died from their injuries. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation for that same year, 5,006 pedestrians were treated in their local emergency rooms – 167 of them didn’t survive. Urban communities such as Northbrook , Elgin and Naperville, and other Chicago area suburbs accounted for nearly 80% of all pedestrian accident injuries in the state.

7 most common Causes of Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian Accidents

Since pedestrians are less visible than other vehicles on the road, motorists should exercise considerably more care when they are driving to and from their destination. Additionally, adherence to traffic laws need to be done by pedestrians and motorists alike. This can prevent a majority of the accidents. Unfortunately, many of them fail to obey the laws concerning pedestrians and the right of way that they’re entitled to. The 7 most common causes of pedestrian accidents include the following examples of driver negligence:

  • Distracted driving (talking or texting on smartphones)
  • Failing to stop or yield the right of way
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Left-hand turns through crosswalks
  • Excessive speed
  • Not paying attention when backing up
  • Poor weather conditions

As an injury victim of driver negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries as well as your pain and suffering. Our personal injury lawyers will aggressively litigate your case to ensure you get the compensation you are deserving of. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Makarone Law Firm today.