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Pedestrian Struck By Police Car

Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC: A Legacy of Legal Innovation

On Saturday evening, a pedestrian was struck by a police squad car leaving the pedestrian in serious condition. The accident took place on the South Side of Chicago in the Fernwood neighborhood. The officer was responding to a call when he hit the pedestrian on South Wentworth Avenue. Both the pedestrian and officer were transported to hospitals where the pedestrian is listed in serious condition and the officer is listed in good condition.

In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and 76,000 were injured by automobiles in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Those figures equal 12 deaths each day and 1 pedestrian injured every 7 minutes. Driving distractions are one of the major factors of any automobile accident, especially accidents involving pedestrians. Pedestrians can be difficult to see, let alone if the driver is distracted. Regardless of the distraction to the driver, they are operating their vehicle recklessly and negligently when their attention is not fully focused on driving their vehicle.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients by holding the negligent driver responsible. Our attorneys work diligently to investigate the accident, gather evidence to support the claim, and negotiate with insurance companies. Our firm has a reputation for standing by our clients throughout the process of the claim. Contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 if you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a pedestrian in an accident.

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