What are the primary causes of pedestrian accidents?

Sometimes pedestrian accidents are caused because the person walking was either not paying attention or was under the influence of alcohol but most of the time these accidents occur because of another person’s negligence. Whether it is because a driver is not paying attention or is drunk or because maintenance personnel failed to properly maintain the sidewalk or roadway, an accident may occur. 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!!!

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Additional causes of pedestrian accidents range from the person walking getting hit by a driver who is attempting to make a turn at an intersection, to a mid-block crash in which the walker entered a driver’s range of vision without giving them time to react, to being hit by a car while running along the roadside, to a pedestrian trying to quickly cross the street and running through an intersection, to a walker being hit by a car that is backing up. In any of these events, the results could be tragic for all parties involved.

Of course, many of these crashes can be avoided if everyone pays more attention and takes precautions while driving. Drivers can refrain from consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel, pay more attention while driving and go the speed limit. Traffic safety personnel can ensure traffic signals are functioning and maintenance personnel can ensure roadways are safe and clear of debris or hazards of any sort. If you have questions about your pedestrian accident call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Pedestrians can also do their part by being cautious and aware, avoiding alcohol consumption before embarking on a walk, paying attention to surrounding and approaching vehicles, not automatically assuming a car will yield to them and making eye contact with drivers to ensure they are seen. And if drivers and pedestrians both work hard to reduce the likelihood of accidents, hopefully the roadways will become a safer place for everyone.

If you, a friend or family member has been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be having a difficult time dealing with the injuries, property damage and medical bills. You might also be faced with a tremendous amount of mental anguish, stress and emotional pain. Though no amount of money can make up for this, recovering damages might help make it a little easier to manage the financial aspect of things. 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.

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