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car-accidents-pedestrian-injuries-DuPage-County.jpgPedestrians are often in the bulls-eye of danger when it comes to car accidents. Traffic at intersections can be a major area of confusion and concern. About 40 percent of the estimated 5,811,000 crashes that occurred in the United States in 2008 were intersection-related crashes. Although road rules can be seemingly clear, many drivers—for a multitude of reasons—can find themselves involved in a nasty car accident scene.

Sometimes, signage and a lack of courtesy can lead to an accident, but so does negligence. If a driver displayed negligent conduct, and you were injured because of this negligence, then you may have a case.

Being involved and injured in a car accident is a traumatic situation. However, moving forward with a court case can be overwhelming too. Yet having an experienced and diligent car accident attorney by your side increases your chances of a successful litigation to receive compensation for injuries sustained.

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DuPage County dog bite injury lawyers, dog bite injuryNews stories about dog bite injuries are reported nearly daily. One of the most recent involves a young man who was attacked by a pit bull while collecting money for the D.A.R.E. drug program. He will need plastic surgery to repair his lip, and his face may very well be scarred for life. Tragic as his story is, it is unlikely that he was the only victim that day. In fact, statistics indicate that as many as 1,000 U.S. citizens per day are treated in an emergency room for a dog bite injury. Many will face expensive medical bills, therapies, and lost time from work. What kind of compensatory recourse do they have? 

Dog Bite Injury Victim’s Right to Compensation

In the state of Illinois, victims may be owed compensation if a dog or other animal bites them, without provocation, and causes injury. Sought from the owner of the animal, this compensation may include damages for a victim’s:

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DuPage County personal injury lawyer, pedestrians hit by carsWhen it comes to road users, pedestrians are the most vulnerable in automobile crashes. Unable to move quickly and completely unprotected, pedestrians are also at higher risk for injury.

The types of injuries pedestrians experience typically depend upon the speed of the driver, age of the victim, and other factors. However, one recent study determined that pedestrians are most at risk for fracture, fatality, and head injuries. What does this mean for victims and their families? The following explains.

Serious Injuries Often Experienced by Pedestrians 

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DuPage County personal injury attorney, pedestrians in dangerBig cities present many dangers—gridlock traffic, crime, and masses of people all can contribute to frayed tempers. However, one major concern today is distracted driving. Technology, coupled with inattention or drivers whose ability is compromised by way of alcohol or drugs, can prove deadly for innocent pedestrians.

According to the National Highway Transportation safety Administration, “In 2013, 4,735 people were killed in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes, (that equates to) more than 12 people every day of the year.” In 2013, 125 pedestrians were killed in Illinois.

Possible Scenarios

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Kenneth Collins, 43, was killed when a car jumped the curb and struck him outside Roseland Community Hospital, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to the Tribune, Collins "worked to give hope and counseling to troubled teens" at the hospital, where he had been hired about a month ago as a mental health counselor. "He had previously worked in Division One at Cook County Jail as a Cook County Sheriff’s officer for about eight years," the deceased’s mother told the Tribune.

The driver who lost control of his car was not reported to have been drinking. He remained at the scene, and "told police that he lost control and veered over the center." There was nothing premeditated, no foul play involved with the accident. The deceased’s mother told the Tribune"it was just an accident. A tragic accident."

While Collins’ death was, of course, a bleak exception, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Center for Statistics and Analysis, "since 1997, pedestrian fatalities have declined by 10 percent." This drop was the largest decrease in motor vehicle deaths among any category in that report. Pedestrian fatalities make up about 10–11 percent of the total number of fatalities killed in crashes.

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