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Chicago drivers don't always watch for pedestrians

As we recently discussed, pedestrian accidents can lead to life-altering injuries. These injuries can include broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and more. If you were struck by a car while you were walking around in Chicago, you might opt to purse claims for compensation.

The fact is that drivers in Chicago often forget that pedestrians have the right of way in many places. Instead of taking their time, they zip and zag through traffic in an effort to get to where they are going as quickly as possible. This can mean that a pedestrian ends up being injured because the driver is so focused on darting in and out of traffic that they don't even watch for people walking.

When you think about the speeds that some cars go on the streets, such as along Lake Shore Drive, you can imagine how serious injuries to a pedestrian crossing would be. If you lived this horror, you know all too well how long the recovery is.

We know that pedestrians don't set out on a walk with the idea of getting hit by a car. When a pedestrian is struck, the pedestrian might need extensive medical care. They might have to take off of work. If that is your situation, you might choose to seek compensation for the injuries you suffered.

We can help you learn about the process and what to expect. Remember, you only have two years to file your claim before the statue of limitation expires for personal injury cases in Illinois. This means you don't have time to waste.

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