I was a pedestrian injured when I was struck by a car and have no health insurance. How can I get medical attention?
Being involved in a pedestrian-vehicle accident can be a traumatic experience that causes physical, mental and financial struggle. And if you are a pedestrian who lacks health insurance, your battle could be even more challenging than if you’d had insurance. You may also be wondering how you can get medical attention. 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.
Drivers oftentimes either sustain minimal or no injury in cases where their car collides with a pedestrian. In such an incidence, the pedestrian victim or their family can file a personal injury action in the form of a negligence claim against the person who drove the car that hit them. The goal of this claim is to recover damages in the form of compensation.
To file a negligence claim, state of Illinois law requires that the defendant (driver) was in a place to be held liable to take proper care to prevent injury to the plaintiff (pedestrian), that the driver failed to take proper care to prevent injury and that the pedestrian can prove their loss resulted from the driver’s negligence.
In some cases the driver may not be fully responsible for causing the pedestrian’s injuries. But the pedestrian can seek to recover some damages through comparative negligence—reducing the award by the driver’s portion of responsibility in an accident—and contributory negligence—same as comparative but it limits a point to which recovery is an option.
Basically contributory negligence means that as a pedestrian you might be entitled to compensation from a negligent driver as long as you are less than 51% responsible for the accident. And this is something that a court will determine.
Keep in mind that you should always track your medical expenses throughout your ordeal. Detail which physicians, therapists or different medical staff you have been treated by and who referred you to other caregivers. Take note of any medicines you’re given or how you are treated for an injury. And always ask for a copy of the medical report and bill so that you can use this to solidify your case later on when you try to prove how much you have spent on medical care.
Beyond this, you should keep notes on personal struggles due to your injury. If you’ve had to take time off work, limit your household duties or make sacrifices that directly impact your family, these are all factors that can help you build a case. It’s also crucial to share these notes with your trusted lawyer who can help you understand your legal rights.
But don’t just go to any lawyer. Consider one who has direct experience in personal injury lawsuits. The attorneys at the law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin & Partners have handled more than 10,000 such cases and can help you fight yours. Just call (312) 888-8000 for your no-cost consultation. Though no amount of compensation can miraculously make you feel 100% better again, it can definitely help ease some of the stress caused by financial strain. So take action today for a smoother road to recovery down the road.
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.