Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting For Pedestrian Accident Victims
Whether in a dense urban environment like the Chicago metro or in smaller Illinois cities, pedestrians and motor vehicles are constantly crossing paths. Unfortunately, these interactions too often end in a collision. When pedestrians and cars collide, there is no doubt about who will fare worse. Pedestrian accidents frequently result in catastrophic injuries or death to those traveling on foot.
If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one to a negligent or inattentive driver, contact Theriault Booth Attorneys at Law. Based in St. Charles, our team of dedicated lawyers fights for injury victims throughout Illinois. They have earned a reputation as tireless advocates for their clients, and have a strong track record of success, both in and out of the courtroom.
Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents
Although pedestrians are not always as careful or attentive as they should be, most are very vigilant because they realize just how much they have to lose if struck by a car. In many cases, pedestrian accidents can be attributed to driver negligence. Examples include:
- Drunk and drugged driving
- Daydreaming, texting and other driving distractions
- Failure to yield right of way
- Failure to scan for pedestrians, especially when making turns
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Failure to obey stop signs and traffic signals
- Blocking crosswalks when stopped at a red light
When you hire our firm, our attorneys will conduct a thorough and prompt investigation into your accident. We will gather evidence that may include security and traffic camera footage, witness statements, police reports, information from the car’s event data recorder (“black box”) and anything else that will help prove driver negligence.
Accidents Are Increasingly Catastrophic And Fatal
For obvious reasons, pedestrians always fare worse than drivers when cars and people collide. Sadly, however, pedestrian accidents seem to be getting more common and more deadly. This is due to several factors, including increasing speed limits and the growing popularity of large SUVs.
When pedestrians survive these crashes, they are likely to suffer:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones, cuts and bruises
- Neck, back and spinal cord injuries
- Paralysis paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Soft-tissue injuries
Our lawyers will work with you to carefully assess injuries and losses. We then seek maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent disability, scarring and disfigurement, and more.
Trust Your Case To Attorneys Who Care
At Theriault Booth Attorneys at Law, we take care of the complicated legal work so that you can rest and recover. Our goal is to help you claim the compensation you need to live as normally as possible after a life-changing pedestrian accident.