The City of Chicago has made an effort in recent years to create new parks and green spaces throughout Chicago, and the efforts that the city has made have helped create additional incentives for more people to walk to get to destinations. While Chicago is among the most walkable cities in the nation, thousands of automobiles pass through the city limits every hour, and negligent motorists cause accidents that seriously injure pedestrians.
People traveling by foot are susceptible to severe or possibly even fatal injuries when they are struck by motor vehicles. Victims in these cases may require extensive medical care while being completely unable to return to work—and such inability to maintain employment may be permanent in some cases.
Attorney for Pedestrian Accidents in Chicago, IL
Did you sustain catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in a pedestrian crash anywhere in the Chicagoland area? You will want to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates today.
Susan E. Loggans is an experienced personal injury lawyer in Chicago who represents clients injured in all kinds of automobile accidents in Des Plaines, Berwyn, Burbank, Calumet City, Chicago, and many surrounding areas of Cook County. You can have our attorney review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call (312) 201-8600 to take advantage of a free initial consultation. Susan E. Loggans & Associates represents individuals on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no fees unless you receive a monetary award.
Overview of Pedestrian Accidents in Cook County
- How do pedestrian crashes typically occur?
- What kinds of injuries do victims suffer?
- Where can I find more information about pedestrian accidents in Chicago?
Many pedestrian crashes in and around Chicago are the result of some motorist negligence. Drivers are expected to obey the rules of the road and be mindful of pedestrians, but simple inattention or some distraction often leads to motorists failing to account for the presence of pedestrians.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Cook County include, but are not limited to:
- Dangerous parking lots;
- Distracted driving;
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs;
- Failure to obey traffic signs or lights;
- Improper lane use;
- Inclement weather;
- Reckless driving; and
While the occupants of motor vehicles often have seatbelts, airbags, and other factors that help possibly mitigate the extent of injuries suffered during crashes, pedestrians are not afforded such protection. When a person on foot is struck by an automobile, the results are frequently catastrophic.
People involved in pedestrian accidents often sustain injuries that not only require medical attention but also therapy and rehabilitation. The problems relating to paying the costs of treating these types of injuries are often worsened by such individuals also being unable to return to their regular jobs while recovering.
Some of the most common kinds of injuries that victims suffer in pedestrian crashes include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs);
- Neck Injuries;
- Internal Organ Damage;
- Coma; and
City of Chicago | Pedestrians — Visit this section of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) website to learn more about its Pedestrian Program. You can find additional information about Chicago pedestrian crash analysis, crosswalk enforcement initiatives, and a Downtown pedestrian count study. You can also learn more about recent news releases and other services.
Chicago Department of Transportation
30 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety | Illinois Secretary of State — On this section of the Secretary of State website, you can learn more about rules of the road for pedestrians and bicyclists. The website includes information about pedestrian fatalities and injuries. You can also use this website to take safety quizzes.
Susan E. Loggans & Associates | Chicago Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed anywhere in northern Illinois as the result of a pedestrian crash, it is in your best interest to quickly seek legal representation. Susan E. Loggans & Associates helps people in communities all over Cook County, such as Evanston, Oak Forest, Park Ridge, Elgin, Elmhurst, and many others.
Chicago personal injury attorney Susan E. Loggans will fight to get you all of the compensation you need and deserve for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Call (312) 201-8600 or complete an online contact form to have our lawyer provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.