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When getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, drivers assume a certain level of risk. No matter how safely he or she may drive, the possibility exists that the actions or negligence or another driver, or uncontrollable factors such as weather or road conditions, may lead to an auto accident. While any auto accident can certainly be serious, or even fatal, the vehicle itself and included safety features may offer some protection to the driver and other occupants.
Pedestrians, however, often give little thought to the risk of simply walking down the sidewalk or crossing the street, especially in compliance with traffic signals and in crosswalks. However, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to auto accident related injuries, with more than 76,000 injured in accidents each year. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we are committed to helping injured pedestrians and their families receive the compensation they need to rebuild their lives after an accident.
It only takes a momentary lapse in a driver’s attention to cause a serious auto accident. At a speed of just 40 miles per hour, a vehicle will travel nearly 60 feet in a single second of distraction. An unseen pedestrian may not be able to get out of the way fast enough, possibly resulting in tragedy. Of course, distracted driving is just one of the countless possible causes for an accident involving a pedestrian. Intersections lacking traffic controls, weather-related factors, and poor visibility can also contribute to a crash.
Due the nature of such accidents, injuries sustained by pedestrians in an auto-accident are often extremely serious. They frequently include:
In addition to the thousands of injuries caused every year to pedestrians in auto accidents, such crashes can also be fatal. More than 4,700 pedestrians were killed as a result of car accidents in 2012, which averages to almost 13 fatalities per day.
When you or a loved one has been the pedestrian victim of an auto accident, you need an advocate willing to work hard for you. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, our attorneys have been protecting the rights of accident victims for more than 35 years. We are prepared to help you seek compensation for:
If you have been injured in an auto accident, the experienced team at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio is here to help. With more than 75 years of combined legal experience, we understand the challenges you may be facing and are equipped to get you the compensation you deserve to put your life back together. Contact our office at 630-920-8855 today to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.