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Chicago Pedestrian Injuries Attorneys

The Chicago personal injury lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represent pedestrians who have been injured as a result of being hit by a car, truck, van or SUV. Pedestrians particularly vulnerable, because they lack the protection afforded to motorists by their vehicles. Therefore, it is important to be aware both, of the laws and ordinances governing pedestrians, as well as those governing motorists. Likewise, there are specific regulations relating to pedestrians with disabilities. Our Illinois injury lawyers are proficient in the manners in which applicable regulations relate to particular types of accidents involving pedestrians. The Chicago injury firm of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represents injured clients in every county in Illinois, including Cook County, Kane County, DuPage County, Will County, Madison County and all other counties in the state.

There are approximately 5000 pedestrian fatalities in traffic accidents each year in the United States. In the year 2009 alone, 111 pedestrians were killed in accidents in Illinois, and 13 of those pedestrians were age 75 or older according to the Illinois Department of transportation.

Injuries as a result of pedestrian accidents have the potential to be so severe that, unfortunately, such injuries are often life changing. You may have injuries to your brain or neck, sustained permanent nerve damage or spinal chord paralysis, dislocated or received a compound fracture or break of a bone or limb, or, in some cases, have to have a limb amputated. Injuries tend to vary based upon the nature of the accident. For example, studies show that pedestrians sustain substantially greater injury in cases where the vehicle striking the pedestrian is larger in size than a typical car, such as a minivan, SUV, or pickup. Our Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys have experience representing all types of pedestrian accident victims.

There are many causes of pedestrian accidents. The most common cause is when a motorist fails to operate his or her vehicle in a reasonable and cautious manner. However, pedestrian accidents may also occur when a pedestrian fails to abide by the regulations concerning them. In other scenarios, both the motorist and pedestrian are acting in a reasonably cautious manner in obeisance of the law, but some other factor, such as improperly maintained roadways, or insufficient street lighting, or the absence of signage result in the injury of a pedestrian. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a Chicago pedestrian accident, an Illinois injury lawyer can evaluate the incident and discuss issues of fault and liability.

The Chicago injury lawyers at Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. understand that immediate concerns after having survived such a traumatic event include making sure that all medical bills are covered; minimizing the financial impact of lost wages; seeking reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs; and ensuring that both immediate and, if necessary, long term care medical expenses are covered by the insurance company or companies.

The experienced injury attorneys at the Chicago law offices of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. will discuss the details of your case and review important considerations, so that you can make informed decisions. The Chicago injury attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. will put their experience to work to safeguard receipt of the maximum recovery for your case. We will pursue all the money damages you are entitled to under Illinois law, including recovery for medical expenses, lost time from work, pain and suffering and disability.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident or you are a survivor of a pedestrian who has been killed in a road or traffic accident, contact Chicago injury attorneys Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. online or call us at 773-516-4100 to set up a FREE personal injury consultation to discuss your legal options.

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