Chicago IL Personal Injury Blog

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


I was hit in a crosswalk when a car ran a red light.  My medical bills are mounting and the at-fault party's insurance company is denying liability and telling me I have no case.  What should I do?

ANSWER:  Call us today!

Pedestrian injury cases can involve severe, devastating, permanent losses.  It is a simple fact of life that when a car collides with a human body, the car always wins. 

However, simply because a car hit you as a pedestrian does not entitle you to a recovery.  In a civil action in Illinois, the Plaintiff must prove that the Defendant was 50% at fault or more in order to recover.  This makes obtaining proof regarding the facts of your pedestrian accident case absolutely vital.

The accident scene must immediately be scoured for potential surveillance cameras that may have captured the incident.  Witnesses should be gathered from the police report, transcripts of 911 calls, and an accident scene investigation.  The scene should be videotaped and/or photographed immediately in order to preserve a clear view of what conditions looked like at or near the time of your accident.  Requests should be made that the vehicle involved in the collision be preserved in its damaged state.  This will permit examination of the car that caused your pedestrian accident by an expert pedestrian accident reconstructionist.

Taking the above steps is just the start of proving (and securing proof of) liability in your pedestrian collision case. Contact us today to safeguard your rights and begin taking steps towards your recovery. 

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