Trusted Pedestrian Accident Representation For The Lake County Area
When a driver is not paying attention to their surroundings, striking a pedestrian can be only a matter of time. A pedestrian accident can be especially devastating because of how little protection the pedestrian has against the vehicle, which increases the urgency to receive fair and full compensation for their injuries.
At Westland & Bennett P.C., we want to help clients throughout Indiana and Illinois earn the best possible outcome in their personal injury claims. We know the hardships that come from trying to juggle your health and personal injury claim, and we can ease that burden by leading you through your claims process.
What To Do If Your Loved One Died In A Pedestrian Accident
There’s nothing worse than losing someone you love dearly in a pedestrian accident. You may also worry about your financial future if your loved one was the breadwinner in your household. In some cases, you may be able to recover financial losses through a wrongful death lawsuit. Compensation from a wrongful death claim can help you cover medical costs, lost income and retirement contributions.
Learn more about how we can help by visiting our wrongful death page.
Common Injuries Resulting From Pedestrian Accidents
As pedestrians are more vulnerable to the weight and power of a motor vehicle, they can suffer severe injuries as a result. Here are a few examples of some they could sustain:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken bones/fractures
- Road rashes/abrasions
If you were hit by a motor vehicle, you can seek compensation for medical care and lost wages due to your injuries. Call 219-809-6670 to speak with one of our attorneys today.
Seeking Compensation No Matter The Cause
Each case that our clients bring to us is different, which is why we take the time to develop custom-tailored representation strategies that best reflect their unique needs. We have a long history of success helping clients through these injuries caused by factors such as:
- Eating while driving
- Texting while driving
- Not yielding for pedestrians
- Ignoring street signs and traffic laws
No matter what caused the negligent driver to hit you, we are prepared to do what it takes to pursue the best possible compensation in your injury claim. While negotiation is often the fastest method of resolving a claim, we are ready to fight for you through litigation if it means getting you the outcome you deserve.
Where Pedestrian Accidents Are Most Likely To Occur
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that most pedestrian accidents happen more in urban areas, as they tend to have a higher density of people and traffic. There are also more :
- On streets without designated intersections
- In busy parking lots
- On driveways
- On private property
While most pedestrian accidents happen in larger metropolitan areas, pedestrians can get hurt anywhere.
Begin Pursuing Your Settlement
The longer you wait to talk to an attorney, the longer it can take to earn the compensation you need. If you are ready to meet with us at our Lake County office, contact us by calling 219-809-6670 or emailing us here.