A semi-truck struck a Chicago mother and her two children on Friday afternoon. The accident happened on South Ashland Avenue in Chicago around 5 p.m. The woman and her children, ages 5 and 7, were all transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead shortly after their arrival. The accident is in the early stages of the investigation and the cause of the crash has yet to be determined.
Pedestrians are vulnerable to accidents with automobiles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,743 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2012 and 76,000 sustained injury. These statistics mean that every 7 minutes a pedestrian is injured in an accident and every 2 hours a pedestrian is killed. Over the past decade, there has been a steady increase in the amount of pedestrian fatalities. Contacting an accident lawyer can help to recover compensation for those injured or killed in a pedestrian accident.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with pedestrian accident cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 100 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your pedestrian accident.