While the primary victims of traffic accidents are drivers and passengers, innocent bystanders are sometimes also caught in the fray. Every day, vulnerable pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles while crossing the street, walking along the road, and in parking lots. To secure full compensation for your injuries, trust an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer at Rubin & Machado, in Chicago, IL. We fight for restitution for victims, a financial cushion that can help you cope with injuries and losses. If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact our firm now. We offer a free consultation in English or in fluent espanol.
Reports on crosswalk collisions and other pedestrian accidents are grim, telling stories of catastrophic injury and loss of life. According to National Highway Traffic Safety information, 15 percent of all traffic fatalities counted in 2014 traffic involved pedestrians. Another roughly 65,000 walkers and joggers were injured that year by cars and trucks. Pedestrian accidents often involve children and elderly victims, who may be less agile or aware of their immediate surroundings.
The goal of our firm is always to negotiate a favorable settlement on behalf of our clients, but we are well prepared to take your case to trial.
Injuries to pedestrians are among the most devastating, with victims suffering head and brain trauma, loss of limbs, and spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries tend to be permanently life changing, affecting the victim’s ability to earn a living and their overall quality of life. It is not only the victim who suffers in these tragic cases; close family members invariably suffer along with them.
If the careless or reckless act of another party is to blame for your serious accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Settlements and jury awards for catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death can be substantial, including potential punitive damages. For example, our firm recently settled a pedestrian accident for $3.5 million on behalf of the family of an elderly man. The victim was struck by a sightseeing tour van, suffering spine injuries that eventually proved fatal.
The attorneys at Rubin & Machado are passionate about defending the rights of victims and ensuring maximum restitution for devastating accidents. Emilio Machado and Edward Rubin have decades of combined experience assisting victims of all types of motor vehicle related incidents, including auto accidents and truck accidents.
It is our practice to investigate each case very thoroughly, working to clearly prove liability on the part of the defendant or multiple defendants. The goal of our firm is always to negotiate a favorable settlement on behalf of our clients, but we are also well prepared to take your case to trial, if necessary. Our record of past settlements and verdicts speaks to our commitment to maximizing recoveries for deserving victims.
If you or your family have fallen victim to a pedestrian accident, don’t try to handle an insurance claim alone. Insurance adjusters are focused on their company’s bottom line, and you need a strong advocate in your corner. Please contact our firm today to speak to an attorney or schedule a free consultation.