Pedestrian accidents often result in serious accident injuries. Among the most common injuries are broken bones, bruises, and head injuries. However, due to the nature of a person getting hit by a vehicle there is a broad range of injuries that can occur. These injuries are often serious in nature.
As noted in posts concerning pedestrian accidents, it is not uncommon for people to be hit by a vehicle even when they are lawfully walking in a crosswalk. Also, people have been hit by vehicles when they are walking on sidewalks away from the roadway. If a driver loses control of a vehicle, pedestrians in the area can be put at risk.
There was a fatal pedestrian accident Friday (March 19, 2021) evening in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. This accident resulted in a 5-year-old boy passing after being struck by an errant vehicle.
This Englewood pedestrian accident is discussed in a variety of media sources including the March 21, 2021 NBC Chicago article titled “Family Remembers 5-Year-Old Boy Killed in Englewood Crash.” Two excerpts:
Kawantis Robinson, who also went by K-Drew, was walking with his mother and sibling in the 600 block of West Marquette Road in Englewood when a driver hit an electrical box and struck the boy.
The driver of the vehicle, a 44-year-old man, was issued citations for failure to reduce speed, driving without a license and operating an uninsured vehicle, police said.
No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon, according to police.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Englewood pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
The Elman Joseph Law Group has successfully handled personal injury lawsuits involving people who have been hit by vehicles. One example of a such a personal injury lawsuit is discussed in the “Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC Attains $775,000 Settlement In Chicago Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit” post.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC (ElmanLaw.com) concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.