Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers for Injury Victims in Romeoville, Schaumburg and Wilmette

An ever-increasing number of individuals in Romeoville , Schaumburg and Wilmette are jogging and walking for health reasons. Although these are both good for one’s health, they can lead to catastrophic or fatal pedestrian accidents. Those who survive these accidents are left permanently affected and may be unable to care for themselves. If you were struck by a moving vehicle and suffered serious injury or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, the Makarone Law Firm is here to help and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

What causes Pedestrian Accidents?

While most motorists exercise reasonable care when driving and obey all traffic laws, some do not and fail to pay attention when pedestrians are out on the city streets. The most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

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   Backing up into a pedestrian – The Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers in Romeoville , Schaumburg and Wilmette have helped clients who were tragically injured when another vehicle backed into them and ran them of a small child over.
   Distracted driving – Drinking and eating, talking or texting on cell phones, and other distractions often lead to pedestrian accidents.
   Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs – When a motorist is intoxicated, his or her driving skills, reaction time, and reasoning ability are impaired.
  Failure to stop or yield – One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is driver failure to yield or rolling through an intersection or a stop.
   Speeding – In addition to being a violation of traffic laws, speeding is often considered reckless driving.
   Turning left through crosswalks – Even when a pedestrian is crossing the street in a recognizable crosswalk, they could be struck if a driver is focused on making a left-hand turn through a crossing area or intersection.
  Weather conditions – Whether driving in fog, ice, rain, or snow, most drivers have sense enough to slow down for these conditions. When they don’t, pedestrians can get seriously or fatally injured. And that can call for a lawsuit against the negligent driver.

Ironically, there have been cases where the pedestrian contributed to their injuries or demise such as when they are intoxicated or not paying attention because of talking or texting on their cell phones. Sadly, the number of pedestrian accidents and fatalities are growing on an annual basis. We have seen an increase in such cases at our law firm.

If you were seriously injured as a pedestrian or you lost a loved one to a negligent driver, get legal assistance. Call the Makarone Law Firm and speak with a personal injury lawyer in Romeoville , Schaumburg and Wilmette today.