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Schaumburg, Illinois Pedestrian Accidents Attorneys

Schaumburg pedestrian accident attorney

Lawyers for Pedestrian Accident Claims in DuPage County

A pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous accidents you can have. Pedestrians have zero protection from a collision with an automobile weighing several thousand pounds. The resulting injuries are almost always severe and all too often fatal. At Grauer & Kriegel, LLC, we are experienced in handling pedestrian accident cases. We understand how devastating a serious injury or untimely death can be for an individual and a family. Our attorneys are committed to fighting for maximum compensation for our clients in every case we take.

Compensation for Pedestrian Accidents

When a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the pedestrian rarely comes out unscathed. According to Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety's crash statistics there were 4,762 total pedestrian accidents in 2012. Those collisions resulted in 4,517 injuries, 843 of which were "A" injuries, or injuries that caused the victim to be at least temporarily disabled. Additionally, there were 134 fatal pedestrian accidents.

Drivers are often at fault for accidents involving pedestrians. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Driving under the influence;
  • Driving while tired;
  • Hitting a pedestrian while turning at an intersection;
  • Hitting a pedestrian that is walking in a parking lot;
  • Failing to see a pedestrian walking or jogging along the roadside,

There are some cases where the pedestrian may be at fault or partially at fault. If the pedestrian was jay-walking, for example, the driver may not be to blame for the accident. When both the driver and the pedestrian share blame, the concept of comparative negligence is invoked. Comparative negligence assigns a percentage value to the level of blame, and thus liability, of each party involved in the accident. If, for example, a pedestrian is determined to be 30 percent at fault for the accident and the driver is 70 percent at fault, the driver will only be required to pay 70 percent of the judgment.

If you have been injured or a loved one has died in a pedestrian accident, contact us at 847-240-9010 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We are located in Schaumburg, Illinois just three blocks from Woodfield Mall, and we offer flexible appointment times for consultations. Are you unable to travel due to your injuries? One of our attorney will come to you to discuss your legal options. We work with clients throughout Cook County, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas. All of our cases are handled on a contingency basis, so attorney fees are only charged when we secure your compensation.

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