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Lawyers Helping Recover Compensation for those Struck by Vehicles in Illinois

The street can be a dangerous place for people on foot. Even pedestrians who obey all traffic laws and take steps to protect their own safety can be seriously injured due to a momentary lapse of concentration by a driver. Those who have been struck by a car, truck, or other vehicle should be sure to understand their options for pursuing compensation for their injuries.

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our attorneys are highly skilled in personal injury cases, and we are dedicated to helping victims receive the financial resources that will address the harm done to them. With our understanding of the law and record of success securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, you can rest assured that we will help you achieve justice in your case.

Common Pedestrian Collision Injuries

Passenger cars and trucks typically weigh several thousand pounds, and larger vehicles like semi-trailer trucks or buses are even more massive. When any of these vehicles collide with a human body, even at low speeds, they are likely to cause serious harm. Some injuries that commonly occur in these types of collisions include:

  • Head injuries - Traumatic brain injuries can cause long-lasting or permanent harm, including memory loss, personality changes, dizziness, vision problems, loss of coordination, and painful headaches.
  • Spine injuries - Damage to the neck, back, or spinal cord can require extensive surgery and long-term rehabilitation, and it often causes severe, life-long pain and may even lead to paralysis.
  • Broken bones - Fractures often take months to heal, and they can impact a person's ability to return to work after their injury.
  • Lacerations - Serious cuts can require multiple stitches and leave permanent scars, and in the worst cases, they may require amputation.
  • Soft tissue injuries - Strained muscles, sprained joints, and dislocations can impair a victim's mobility and have long term effects on their quality of life.
  • Wrongful death

Preserving Evidence

Pedestrian accidents are usually the result of negligence on the part of a driver. Whether this occurred because of inattention, impatience, distraction, or a more serious violation of the law, such as drunk driving, it is important to obtain evidence that can be used to demonstrate a driver's liability for the damages suffered. This evidence may include:

  • Security camera footage - An incident may have been captured on security cameras located at businesses or in a parking lot, or by traffic cameras operated by a city or municipality. However, this footage is often only kept for a short period of time, so it is important to obtain it as soon as possible after the accident.
  • Witness statements - Those who observed a collision can provide valuable descriptions of what occurred. It is important to speak to them as soon as possible before memories fade.
  • Vehicle evidence - The dents or scrapes on a vehicle can be used to demonstrate the extent of a collision. It is essential to document a vehicle's condition before any repairs are performed.

Contact a Cook County Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

The experienced personal injury attorneys of TKK understand how to obtain and preserve evidence in pedestrian accident cases, and we work to ensure that negligent drivers are held responsible for the injuries they have caused. If you have been struck by a vehicle, we will fight to make sure the driver is held responsible for your damages. Contact our office at 312-605-8800 to set up a free consultation.

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