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    Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

    Car accidents are not limited to vehicles. In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians died in traffic crashes. Pedestrian traffic accidents that occur with a vehicle driving over 30 miles per hour can result in serious injury or fatality. A driver can severely disable a pedestrian even travelling at 10 miles per hour.

    What is a pedestrian traffic accident?

    A pedestrian is any person on foot walking, running, jogging, hiking, sitting, or lying down who is involved in a motor vehicle crash.

    What to do following a pedestrian traffic accident?

    It’s important to stay calm and be sure all who are involved are safe. Whether you are the driver or the pedestrian, it’s important to contact the police, medical care providers, and auto insurance providers. It’s also important to exchange contact information. The experienced Chicago accident attorneys at Shea Law Group can guide you in gathering and documenting the correct information for your case. We can also assist you in contacting the insurance companies involved in your case. We have experience dealing with insurance companies and are not fearful of the opposing party.

    Who is at fault?

    A big concern in a pedestrian traffic accident is determining who is at fault and if there was one or more negligent party. At Shea Law Group, our attorneys will represent you in order to determine fault and to help you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.

    Contact Shea Law Group

    If you have been involved in a pedestrian traffic accident and need representation, please call the offices of Shea Law Group today to set up a FREE initial consultation at 1-877-365-0040 with one of our Chicago accident attorneys.