Illinois is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians. The state ranks in the top four for pedestrian accidents in the country, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2012, a total of 139 pedestrians were killed in auto accidents in Illinois. Nationwide, 70,000 pedestrians sustained injuries and 4,280 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in 2010.
With no protection around them, pedestrians often sustain serious, even fatal injuries, when they are struck by a car or truck. We realize accidents happen. But in many cases, reckless drivers who fail to obey traffic laws cause many pedestrian accidents. When these drivers do, they need to be held accountable.
How a lawyer in Illinois can help
At Hall, Rustom & Fritz, our attorneys work tirelessly for pedestrian accident victims throughout Illinois. We have years of experience successfully litigating cases involving innocent people injured while walking or crossing the street. Call us today for a free consultation: (309) 699-4691 in the Central Illinois area or (877) 699-4691 toll free
Some drivers might try to blame pedestrians for the accident. They might say that the person darted out into the street without warning. Our Illinois pedestrian injury lawyers know how to thoroughly investigate pedestrian accidents. We know what clues to look for which support pedestrians’ claims that the driver caused the accident. We often interview witnesses, pore over police records, even visit the scene of the accident. Whatever it takes, we’re prepared to do for our clients.
Straightforward, honest legal advice from a Illinois pedestrian injury lawyer
Contact us today and schedule a free case evaluation with Hall, Rustom & Fritz. We look forward to earning the right to represent you in your pedestrian accident case. We believe you deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Trust us. We’re on your side.