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Crosswalk Accidents

Were You Seriously Injured In A Car Accident?

Pedestrians deserve the same level of safety as anyone else, but they lack the same level of physical protection drivers enjoy inside their vehicles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 129,000 pedestrians required emergency care after being involved in a car accident in 2015 alone, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that another 5,376 were killed in vehicle crashes that same year (PDF).

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Our Chicago personal injury lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith have provided countless injured victims with the dedicated and experienced legal representation they deserved to secure the compensation they required to cover any bills or damages incurred in their accident. Contact us today to learn what we can do to assist you in your time of need and begin planning your next steps.

Illinois Laws Protecting Pedestrians

625 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/11-1002 makes clear that pedestrians have the right of way when using a crosswalk. In particular, Illinois law directs that:

  • If there is no traffic control signal at the crosswalk or if it isn’t working, any oncoming vehicle must come to a complete stop and allow the pedestrian to cross the street when they are on the same half of the road, or when the pedestrian is close enough to the driver’s half to be in danger if the driver continues to move.
  • Pedestrians can only enter a crosswalk when their movement will place them in the path of a moving vehicle close enough to be an immediate hazard.
  • Oncoming vehicles cannot overtake and pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to allow a pedestrian to cross.
  • Drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians when there is a flashing red signal or stop sign in place at a marked crosswalk or intersection.

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Hire Experienced Representation You Can Trust

If you were seriously injured while crossing the street, it’s in your best interest to seek legal advice to help determine your best course of action. At Power Rogers & Smith, our Chicago personal injury attorneys have dedicated their careers to providing injured victims with the experienced legal representation they require in their time of need. Through our efforts, we have secured more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients and remain committed to providing the legal assistance we have become known for to every new client we take on. Call us at (312) 313-0202 to discuss your situation over the phone, or start out with a free case evaluation today.

  • Experience

    Since 1993 when we first opened the doors of our law practice, Power Rogers & Smith has handled some of the largest personal injury cases for plaintiffs in the state of Illinois – and won. With our experience, we aren’t afraid to stand up to large corporations and insurance companies in court.

  • Success

    Power Rogers & Smith has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for its clients – that’s $800 million more than our closest competitor since 2000. These results include many record-setting and regulation-changing outcomes as well, including a $100 million settlement for victims of a trucking accident – Illinois’ largest injury award to a single family.

  • Contingency Fee

    Victims of tragic and life-altering accidents are suffering – physically, emotionally, and financially. We take the financial burden off victims by working on a contingent fee. This means that you do not pay unless/until we secure a financial recovery for you. You focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

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Common Questions Related to Pedestrian Accidents

  • What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive?

    A: The circumstances and types of damages surrounding your case determine what type of compensation you may be able to receive. After a serious personal injury, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your medical expenses, ongoing medical care, doctor’s visits, as well as emotional damages.

  • Who is Responsible for My Accident?

    A: Generally, responsibility for your accident and injuries lies with the party who caused it. This is called “liability,” and the liable party is the one who is at-fault for the accident and related damages.

  • Do I Need to See a Medical Professional?

    A: Yes. Even if you don’t feel like your injuries are serious, it is important to seek medical help. Depending on the type of injuries you suffered, it’s possible that some symptoms may not manifest themselves until days or even weeks after the initial trauma. Additionally, doctor’s visits and hospitalization records may be an important part of your case.