Children Chiild Pedestrian Accident Attorney
A pedestrian is no match for a motor vehicle, especially when that pedestrian is only a child.
Too many young children are injured or lost due to negligent drivers, many speeding, intoxicated or distracted while behind the wheel. These senseless accidents can alter a child and their family’s lives forever, causing physical, financial, and emotional damage.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is committed to protecting the legal rights of child-pedestrians injured in the greater Chicagoland area. Our office appreciates the concern parents have when their child is injured in an accident with a negligently operated vehicle.
We invite you to contact our office for a free review of your child-pedestrian accident case. Our office is headquartered in Chicago, but we regularly represent clients from all areas of Illinois.
The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2017, there were 1135 children and young teen pedestrians killed pedestrian accidents.
There were 145 Children under fourteen who lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in Illinois in 2017. Pedestrian accidents remain the fifth most significant cause of childhood deaths for ages 5-19. These statistics represent lives that were taken much too young. All these tragic deaths were preventable.
Keeping Child Pedestrians Safe From Vehicles When Crossing The Street
That said, the most significant contributing factor to most child pedestrian accidents is not just teaching kids about distracted walking. All motorists must be trained to follow the rules of the road and not drive distracted.
It is hard to keep a child or teenager’s attention focused in the best of circumstances. Many children walk while listening to their mobile device, playing a hand-held game, or texting on their phone. During this time, the chance that they are paying attention to the world around them is unlikely.
Distracted walking has become a genuine danger for children, especially teens. It is the responsibility of teachers and parents to discourage the practice of distracted walking by discussing it with their children at every age. Adults can lead by example and not talked or text on their phones while walking and driving.
Drivers Need To Lookout For Children Who May Be In The Street
Distracted driving has become one of the most significant factors in bicycle accidents and car accidents resulting in serious injury. The Chicago area, including Lake County and Cook County, can be an even more dangerous environment for child pedestrian accidents.
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Lacerations and bruises
- Mental and emotional distress
- Life-threatening severe injuries
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC: Attorneys For Children Injured In Chicago Pedestrian AccidentsParents should consult a Chicago pedestrian accident attorney at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC to discuss their legal options. Speak with your pedestrian accident lawyer before talking to the at-fault driver’s insurance company when their child has been struck by a car or other type of vehicle.
Our law firm will provide immediate legal advice on how to proceed. We will build a case around the financial compensation you deserve. We will seek recovery of medical bills, hospitalization costs, and other expenses, including time lost from work to care for the child.
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