Dedicated personal injury litigators obtaining relief for victims who have suffered medical injuries in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Itasca, and Chicago.
Ensuring that residents and visitors walking alongside the state’s roadways are safe has always been a focus in the state of Illinois. Illinois, like many states, has also taken measures to ensure that individuals who travel on foot can safely cross the roadways. However, despite the state’s best attempts at implementing laws to protect pedestrians, injuries still occur every year. While the extent of harm will inevitably vary from person to person, there is often a significant impact on the physical, emotional, and financial well-being of the individual harmed and their loved ones. If you or someone you know has been injured as a pedestrian while crossing a roadway in Illinois, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today to determine your rights to relief.
Negligence and Pedestrian Injuries
Injuries that occur at crosswalks throughout the state often occur as a result of negligence. In fact, pedestrian accidents are commonly associated with distracted driving, impaired driving, and the failure to adequately maintain one’s vehicle. When there are accidents involving a motorist and a pedestrian, the facts and circumstances of your case will become crucial in determining whether you have a claim. This is where the assistance of an experienced attorney is essential.
The attorneys at Newland & Newland will review your claim to determine whether you or your loved one, as the pedestrian, had the right of way. In Illinois, pedestrians have the right of way in some instances, such as walking at a crosswalk. In other instances, pedestrians must yield to vehicles on the roadway. If a review of your claim suggests that you or your loved one is partially at fault for the accident, we will work hard to accurately inform you of your rights to relief under the circumstances.
Hit and Run Claims
When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, the motorist is required to stop and render aid. Leaving the scene of an accident is likely to not only result in criminal charges being filed, but give rise to a claim to seek additional damages for the motorist’s reckless conduct. This is just one area of discussion that you will have with us during your risk-free initial consultation. By calling us today, you can be sure that you will not only have a better understanding of your claim but also an understanding of all of the available remedies to which you may be entitled.
Contact Newland & Newland, LLP
Contact one of our experienced attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP to learn about the first steps in determining your rights to relief. We have several convenient locations for you or your loved one to schedule an initial appointment. Our offices are located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville. For a risk-free initial consultation, contact us today.