A 37-year-old woman suffered severe injuries in a pedestrian accident when she was hit by a teen motorist in Naperville, Illinois. Reports stated that the 17-year-old driver lost control of her SUV, left the roadway and then struck the pedestrian who was walking. The victim, from Joliet, Illinois, was taken to a local hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. The city’s Traffic Unit is investigating the accident, and no citations have been issued at this time.
On average, a pedestrian is injured every 8 minutes in traffic crashes. This is a scary statistic especially for those who rely on alternate transportation as their way of travel. What is more alarming is the number of bills that can pile up due to injuries in pedestrian accidents. But what do you do if you’ve been injured in an accident? Will insurance cover your costs? What if you or a loved one requires specialized therapy and that isn’t covered? There are so many questions to ask that it is essential to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you address the questions and concerns you have while fighting for fair compensation for your injuries. Pedestrian accidents are traumatic, but your medical bills don’t have to be.
The attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, have an experienced personal injury team that will assist you every step of the way. Our attorneys are committed to helping our clients recover damages from injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents. We offer a free no-obligation consultation to help assess legal needs. Contact our office today if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident and let us help you on the road to recovery.