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Chicago, Illinois Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Gresham pedestrian hit by car lawyers

Attorney for People Hit By Cars or Trucks in Cook County, Bronzeville, and Garfield Park

Of the various different types of car accidents that can occur, collisions between vehicles and pedestrians are among the most dangerous. People on foot who are struck by cars or trucks are likely to be seriously injured, even if a vehicle was traveling at a low speed. Victims in these situations need to be sure they are taking the right steps to address their injuries and the damages they have suffered. By hiring an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases, they can hold a negligent driver responsible and receive the financial compensation they need.

The lawyers of Karchmar & Lambert, P.C. are highly experienced in car crash cases involving pedestrians, as well as a wide variety of other types of personal injuries. With a combined total of over 50 years working in the legal field and protecting the rights of injury victims, we have the knowledge and skills needed to make sure our clients are fully compensated for the harm done to them and their families.

Injuries Suffered by Pedestrians in Car Crashes

Pedestrians may be hit by cars in many different situations. These collisions can occur in residential areas when a car is entering or backing out of a driveway and a driver fails to see people on a sidewalk, or in school zones where a driver is exceeding the speed limit or does not notice children near the road. Collisions can also occur at intersections if a driver does not see pedestrians who are crossing the street or fails to stop at a stop sign or traffic light. In many cases, pedestrian collisions occur because of distracted driving or drunk driving, which can affect a driver's ability to see people on foot and react in time to avoid hitting them.

A motor vehicle can inflict a great deal of bodily harm in a collision with a person on foot. In addition to the initial impact, a person may also be injured when hitting the ground, and if they are thrown into traffic, they may suffer even more severe injuries or wrongful death. Some common pedestrian injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries - A vehicle may strike a person's head, or a person may hit their head on the ground or other objects after colliding with a car or truck. These injuries may lead to brain damage that can affect a person's memory and cognitive function and lead to seizures, mood disorders, and other impairments.
  • Whiplash and spinal cord injuries - An impact with a vehicle can cause harm to a person's neck, the vertebrae in their spine may be fractured, or the spinal cord itself may be damaged or severed. These types of injuries can lead to temporary or permanent paralysis in the arms, legs, or other body parts.
  • Fractures - Pedestrians may suffer broken bones throughout their body, which can be very painful and may take months to fully heal. Broken arms, legs, wrists, or ankles can affect a person's mobility and restrict their ability to work. Shattered bones may require surgery to repair, as well as extensive physical therapy to regain function in the parts of the body that were affected.
  • Severe lacerations - Cuts and scrapes suffered in a collision can be very painful, and they can result in serious blood loss, infected wounds, or amputations. In some cases, lacerations may result in permanent scarring and disfigurement.
  • Soft tissue injuries - A victim may suffer serious sprains, muscle strains, or dislocated joints, including in the shoulders, wrists, hips, or knees. A collision may also damage a person's internal organs, affecting their overall health for years to come.

Contact Our Pullman Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

At Karchmar & Lambert, P.C., we can provide the legal help you need after being injured in a car crash as a pedestrian. We will gather the evidence to show that your injuries were caused by a driver's negligence, and we will make sure you provide information to demonstrate the full extent of the harm you have suffered. We will work to ensure that you receive compensation for all of your damages, which may include past and future medical expenses, income lost while recovering from your injuries, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. Contact us today and arrange your free consultation by calling 312-977-1300. We represent victims of injuries in Chicago and Cook County, including but not limited to Kenwood, Bronzeville, South Shore, Garfield Park, Gresham, Englewood, Chatham, Pullman, Austin, and Ashburn.

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