All drivers have the legal responsibility to drive safely and to exercise care and caution toward others on the road. While the safety of other drivers, passengers and motorcycle riders is always crucial, pedestrians are perhaps the most vulnerable to suffering injuries during accidents.
When negligent drivers fail to be aware of their surrounding and injure pedestrians, victims and families have the right to file personal injury claims and recover compensation.
Pedestrian safety has long been a topic of national concern. With virtually no protection and no shield against automobiles, pedestrians are extremely susceptible to suffering physical damages, catastrophic injuries and death during road traffic accidents. Statistics reported by the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) claim that in 2010, more than 4,200 pedestrians died in traffic crashes and roughly 70,000 were injured. What is even more concerning is that young children and elderly adults tend to be the most vulnerable. More than 40% of all injured pedestrian are children under the age of 14 or over the age of 65.
These statistics reveal a clear indication that too many drivers fail to exercise caution on the roadways. Reckless driving, driver distraction and unsafe driving behaviors in areas with a large amount of foot traffic are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents. Our firm works as a team to assist victims and families during these difficult times, and we stop at nothing to hold negligent drivers liable in court.
Experience you need to protect your rights
With more than two decades of personal injury experience, strong insight into the personal injury claim process and a sincere desire to improve the lives of local injured residents, Patel Law, PC has been able to recover the compensation our clients need to recover from their injuries and focus on their future. The claim process is filled with legal complexities and difficulties, but allowing our team of professionals to guide you through your legal journey can eliminate much of the frustrations involved. We invite all victims throughout Illinois contact a member of our team to learn about the ways in which we can fight for you and maximize your recovery. Contact Patel Law, PC today.