Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Mundelein, Elmhurst and Chicago Heights

Every day, hundreds of pedestrians are out walking the streets of Mundelein ,Elmhurst and Chicago Heights, and many other cities in the greater Chicago area. Unfortunately, they are extremely vulnerable to injury when traveling on foot on busy city streets. Consequently, the number of catastrophic or fatal injuries among these individuals is disproportionately higher than other accident victims. If you suffered serious injury or you lost a loved one to a negligent driver, the Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers in Mundelein ,Elmhurst and Chicago Heights will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident Case

According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association), nearly 80,000 pedestrians suffer injury every year when struck by a moving vehicle, roughly 5,000 of which are fatal. In addition to vehicle-pedestrian accidents, thousands of pedestrians suffer injury due to:

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  • Construction or other types of debris on sidewalks and walkways
  • Cracks and other defects in parking lot surfaces or potholes
  • Poor maintenance of driveways, sidewalks, and other walking surfaces

Whether you’re injured because of a property defect or by a moving vehicle, the Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers in Mundelein ,Elmhurst and Chicago Heights can help you recover compensation from the party that contributed to the accident or was negligent.

Why do Pedestrians get struck down?

Motorists and pedestrians alike must obey certain rules of the road and traffic laws. Furthermore, because they are less visible, motorists must exercise reasonable care whenever pedestrians are present. In the personal injury lawsuits that we have litigated for injured pedestrians, there are 7 common causes of these injury-causing accidents:

  • Backing up accidents
  • Distracted driving
  • Failing to stop or yield
  • Left-hand turns through crosswalks
  • Speeding
  • Weather conditions
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (or both)

Unfortunately, pedestrians can be at fault and cause or contribute to the injuries they suffer. For instance, they could be distracted by talking or texting on their cellphones. They might even be at fault because they’re intoxicated. That is why it is important to seek the assistance of a lawyer who can pin liability on the at-fault party and help you get damages.

Common Injuries

Even when a pedestrian survives getting struck by a vehicle, the Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers in Mundelein ,Elmhurst and Chicago Heights have seen the consequences of these accidents. Some of the more serious or catastrophic injuries include amputations, brain injuries, multiple fractures, permanent disfigurement and scarring, and paralysis resulting from spinal cord injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered severe or catastrophic injuries because you were struck by a moving vehicle, call the Makarone Law Firm and speak with a personal injury lawyer today.