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Waukegan Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

On February 4, a 15-year-old pedestrian was fatally injured when she was struck by a drunk driver in Chicago Ridge. The young girl was a student at Oak Lawn’s Richard High School. The very next morning, a 20-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle near the Rush University Medical Center. According to Chicago police, the woman suffered a broken hip and was treated at Chicago’s Stroger Hospital. 

For pedestrians in the greater Chicago area, the risk of being struck by a motor vehicle is very serious and all too familiar. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, more than 4,600 pedestrians were injured in car accidents in 2016 across the state. Of those injuries, 150 ultimately proved fatal. 

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Safety Tips for Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents This Summer

Waukegan pedestrian accident attorneyThroughout the United States, a pedestrian is killed every one and a half hours. In total, 5,987 pedestrians were fatally injured in motor vehicle collisions throughout 2016 alone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this represented a nine percent increase in total pedestrian fatalities in comparison to 2015.

With an increased number of Chicagoans out to enjoy the summer months, this time of year represents an increased risk of pedestrian accidents. If you or a member of your family are injured in a motor vehicle accident this summer, you should be sure to understand your options for pursuing compensation for the damages you have suffered.

Practicing Pedestrian Safety 

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Illinois accident attorney, Illinois pedestrian accident lawyer, Illinois car crash lawyer,Have you been injured by a car or bicycle as a pedestrian? Such an accident can leave pedestrians severely injured and may result in death. The good news is that Illinois law is often on the side of the pedestrian. In many circumstances, a pedestrian has the right of way, and it is the fault of the driver if a pedestrian is hit.

How Common Are Pedestrian Accidents?

According to the most recent data available, there are 4,637 pedestrian-involved accidents a year in Illinois. Of these, the Illinois Department of Transportation reports that 126 were fatal. A vast majority of the accidents occurred on city streets in urban areas.

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Illinois injury attorney, Illinois pedestrian accident lawyer, Illinois personal injury lawyer,Walking and biking to get from point A to point B has long been a popular, healthy alternative to transportation for commuters in the state of Illinois and across the globe, but a plethora of pedestrian accidents and bicyclist incidents create the need for ongoing accident prevention efforts. It is estimated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that there are around 127 million walking trips and nine million bicycle trips made every day in the United States alone, placing an astounding number of commuters at risk each day.

Designs Aimed to Increase Safety

As a response to the overwhelming need for increased safety measures, engineers and designers have worked together in the past and continue to team up in order to share ideas and find ways to improve road infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists alike. The development of special technologies and the use of innovative highway designs have allowed us to create more efficient, safer avenues of transportation for those choosing to commute by walking or biking.

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Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois wrongful death attorney, Illinois car accident lawyer,The occurrence of pedestrians being hit by vehicles is ever increasing. So many factors can contribute to pedestrians being knocked down and can lead to very serious injuries and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, and another 76,000 pedestrians were injured.

If this has happened to you or a loved one, you should make contact with a personal injury attorney who can look at the merits of your case. It may turn out that you could receive a cash settlement as compensation for your injuries, treatment and pain and suffering.

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