Pedestrian Accidents

At Coogan Gallagher, we are committed to helping our clients pursue compensation for the damages they suffer. If you have been in an accident, our Chicago pedestrian accident lawyers can help you learn more about your rights and legal options. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today.

Chicago Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Pursuing Compensation After A Pedestrian Accident

When you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you can file a personal injury claim to pursue compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement

You need to support your claim with evidence that clearly illustrates how the accident happened and how it caused you to suffer specific financial damages. You can do this with evidence, such as:

  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • A copy of the official police report for the accident
  • Eyewitness testimonies & contact information about the accident
  • Copies of your medical bills and documentation of all your other expenses

An experienced pedestrian accident attorney is a vital resource to help you understand your rights and what is needed in order to pursue compensation. Our team at Coogan Gallagher is here for you.

Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents

When you are a pedestrian, you are often the most exposed party on the roadway. Even bicyclists have some protection from injury in the helmets they wear and the way their bicycles position them off of the road. But when you are on foot, there is nothing between you and a negligent driver’s vehicle.

Negligence comes in many forms. Examples of the types of negligence that can cause pedestrian accidents include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Poor roadway design
  • Poor sidewalk design
  • Disregard for posted traffic rules
  • Poor visibility

Understanding Pedestrian Accident Liability

As you can see above, some of the common issues that lead to pedestrian accidents are not the drivers’ fault. Cases like poor roadway design or limited visibility due to a blown-out streetlight are the fault of the government or private entity charged with maintaining the roadway where the collision occurred. In cases like this, an injured victim can pursue compensation from that party.

If you are a victim of another party’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for the resulting damages. It does not matter whether the negligent party was a motorist, bicyclist, or local government that failed to build a safe walkway for pedestrians. If your injury could have been prevented if somebody else had acted with greater care, that party can be held liable for your damages.

If the negligent party is a government entity, though, there are different rules and deadlines for your claim. It’s important to consult with a knowledgeable Chicago pedestrian accident lawyer right away, so you can help ensure you’re taking the right steps.

Get Help Today

Contact our Chicago pedestrian accident lawyers at Coogan Gallagher to set up your initial legal consultation in our office. We are here to help victims like you get the full compensation you deserve for your damages. Do not wait to make the call. Contact us today to start developing your personal injury claim with us.

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