According to the National Highway Traffic Association (NHTA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), pedestrian fatalities account for 11 percent of motor vehicle fatalities within the United States. Pedestrian accidents can occur for any number of reasons, and either party may be ultimately liable for the collision. Either way, the result is almost always grim - when a human body makes contact with several thousands pounds of machine, serious injuries can arise. It is for this reason that Cavanagh Law Group has developed a specialty in accidents between drivers and pedestrians that is designed expressly to offer support, compensation and justice to the victims of driver negligence.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
What causes pedestrian accidents? There is no one common cause of pedestrian accidents.
- When the fault lies with the pedestrian, it is usually because of ignoring traffic controls, including walk and don't walk signals, jaywalking, getting on or off a school bus or a child darting into traffic. Accidents such as these are as tragic as they are deadly, and it can be nearly impossible to prove any measure of driver error.
- When the driver of a motor vehicle is at fault, however, it is typically because that driver has ignored or disregarded a crosswalk, ignored a traffic light, failed to yield at an intersection, was distracted while talking or texting on a cell phone or simply had gotten behind the wheel while under the influence.
When you consider mitigating factors such as densely populated areas, school zones and more, it is no wonder over 5,000 pedestrian fatalities occur throughout Illinois and the nation each year.
Evaluating Your Pedestrian Injury Case
To preserve your legal rights, it is important to immediately seek the advice of a qualified attorney. Every pedestrian accident is subject to a statute of limitations, which places a deadline on the time you have to file. Before entering into negotiations with an at-fault driver or an insurance company, you should contact an attorney experienced in pedestrian accidents.
Here at Cavanagh Law Group, we understand that pedestrian accidents may have lasting and devastating consequences. We have been working at the forefront of Chicago personal injury law for many years now, and in that time we have won over $350 million in damages for our clients in fields such as motor vehicle liability, bus accidents, mass transit accidents and more. Whether you have suffered an injury at work or on the road, in a hospital or a nursing home, we offer a superior standard of litigation across the board. If you want to begin the process of recovering damages for a terrible pedestrian accident that has occurred, we urge you to contact Cavanagh Law Group at 312-425-1900. We never take any money from you unless we win your case, so there is no better time to get in touch.
Contact Cavanagh Law Group Today
If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian and you feel that injuries were due to another road user's negligence, it is important to consult legal help. Chicago pedestrian accidents attorneys at Cavanagh Law Group will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the cause of the accident and have the guilty party held liable for your injuries and damages. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. There are no upfront costs because we take all cases on contingency basis. This means you pay nothing unless we win your case. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident, immediately contact an experienced Chicago attorney at Cavanagh Law Group at 312-425-1900 who can aggressively pursue your rights.
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Contact Cavanagh Law Group today at 312-425-1900, or by email.