Who can I sue if I am injured in a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident?

Dealing with the aftermath of a crash involving a car and pedestrian can be quite devastating. Challenges arise that you may have never thought you would have to endure. Being involved in a pedestrian accident in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long-term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced pedestrian accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago pedestrian accident attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your pedestrian accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

To answer the question of whom you can sue, you must first be able to prove a few things. Initially you of course have to prove that your injuries are the result of the driver’s negligence and that the driver had a duty of care and safety that was breached.

Duty of care means that the driver was responsible for ensuring they drove their automobile safely. In most pedestrian-automobile instances, the driver is typically the one at fault, so this would show that the driver failed to be careful and safe. And because the pedestrian suffered physical injuries, the theory of the driver being at fault is further proven. If the driver had been safely operating their vehicle, the pedestrian would have no injuries to show. So factors like this all support the theory that the driver is at fault. And a dedicated legal team can help you further investigate whether you have a case against a driver.

Of course, you should also keep in mind that vehicle owners are also held responsible for the safe operation of their cars, trucks or motorcycles. This means that if a person lets someone else borrow their automobile and a crash occurs, some of the liability falls back on the owner even if that person was not at the scene of the accident.

Beyond responsibility falling on the driver and the vehicle owner, it can also fall on municipalities. For instance, if there are overgrown bushes or shrubs that obstruct drivers’ and pedestrians’ views of traffic devices or crosswalks, the city can be held responsible. Another example is if a traffic device doesn’t properly function. If an intersection is poorly designed and has been the site of many prior traffic accidents and the city knows this but fails to report it, the city can also be held liable.If you have questions about your pedestrian accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

There also might be people who, though not through direct involvement, are responsible for the pedestrian’s accident injuries because of poor conduct. A situation like this might be if the accident occurred because of a second driver’s negligence or if another person pushed a pedestrian into a highway or intersection in the path of a vehicle, or motioned for the vehicle to proceed through an intersection though it was not a safe time. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced pedestrian accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

As you can see, it can be hard to get to the bottom of who’s to blame. Potential liability can range in different accidents and sometimes involve parties who are not even at the scene of the crash. Having the support of an aggressive lawyer will help you get to the bottom of who should be held responsible for your accident and whom you might be able to sue. To see if you might be entitled to compensation and to proceed with a case, call (312) 888-8000 to speak to the lawyers at the law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners. We can help clear up any confusion may have regarding your crash and help you fight for your legal rights in this difficult time.

My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the victims of pedestrian accidents, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of the pedestrian accident. On many occasions we find that pedestrian accidents cause severe injuries and devastating property loss and that injured victims are often times left with permanent incapacitating injuries. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced pedestrian accident attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.

If you have questions about your pedestrian accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.