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I Broke my Leg in a Chicago Pedestrian Accident; can I Recover Compensation to Pay for Future Surgeries?

I Broke My Leg In A Chicago Pedestrian Accident; Can I Recover Compensation To Pay For Future Surgeries? Yes, Illinois law allows an injured pedestrian to recover compensation for both past and future medical care.

  1. What Can I Recover If I'm Inured While Walking Around Illinois?
  2. How Do You Recover For Medical Bills From Pedestrian Accidents In Illinois?
  3. What Are Typical Pedestrian Injuries?
  4. Want To Know What Else Your Suit Might Cover?

What Can I Recover If I'm Inured While Walking Around Illinois?

The breadth and scope of compensation that is available to injured pedestrians in Illinois is quite amazing. In fact, it might even be more than you realize. You can sue for all out-of-pocket expenses the injury created like lost wages, travel costs, damaged property, etc. You can also sue for the intangible reductions in the quality of life that the incident caused like pain, suffering, loss of normal like, disability, and even scarring.

However, one very important item that clients often ask us about is medical bills. The rule on this is that whatever bills related to the pedestrian incident are recoverable in a lawsuit. You can recover for both past and future medical costs so it is important to carefully review what treatments have already occurred and predict what treatments will be needed in order to claim damages for them. You have to be a little careful in forecasting what medical costs will come about in the future so that you don't have to bring a whole new suit but you can more easily track your past healthcare expenses. One of the benefits of experienced counsel is that they can help you do this more efficiently because they have it for other clients in similar circumstances.

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How Do You Recover For Medical Bills From Pedestrian Accidents In Illinois?

You need to sue the party that caused the accident that led to your pedestrian injuries in Illinois in order to recover for the medical bills, costs, and other harms that result. Generally, lawsuits for these incidents are for negligence. Therefore, you must draft and file your complaint within two years of the accident in order for your claims to be timely. Your complaint must set out the factual circumstances of the accident, the parties involved, your injuries, the defendant's misconduct, your right to relief, and the court's jurisdiction and venue, among other things. Then, you must prepare for discovery and trial-two intricate and fundamental stages of any personal injury lawsuit in Illinois. The goals and procedures of every step in these cases are not basic or simple by any means and it can help to have an attorney explain the concepts in greater detail. To learn more about how you can recover for your medical bills from a pedestrian accident, give our offices a call.

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What Are Typical Pedestrian Injuries?

Pedestrians in Illinois encounter some of the most dangerous and varied kinds of circumstances. It is no wonder that they get into accidents more than or as much as any other group of people. Here are some of the most common kinds of pedestrian accidents:

  • Vehicle Collision: Pedestrians are often hit by cars or trucks travelling in their proximity. Similarly, bicycle and pedestrian collisions are more frequent and serious than most people realize.
  • Construction: Construction sites pose a sizeable risk to people passing by and are typically the reason why so many pedestrians are injured in Illinois for various reasons.
  • Falling Object: Tree limbs, equipment, or other objects fall and smash into pedestrians at alarming rates. Try and be cautious to avoid them but if you cannot help it know that you can bring an action for damages.
  • Slip and Fall: Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common sources of injury for pedestrians. Snow, ice, or uneven floors trip up people all the time in all kinds of locations including stores and businesses.

Pedestrian accidents happen in all sorts of ways. Yours might be something completely different than this. However, if you want to know more about what you can do to recover for the injuries that you sustain from one of them, give us a call.

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Want To Know What Else Your Suit Might Cover?

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC helps victims of pedestrian accidents in Illinois get the most compensation possible under the law. It can cover things like past and future medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and much more. Want to know if your injuries will be covered? Want a group of experienced lawyers to handle your suit? Contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today!

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