Pedestrian accidents often result in physical trauma to the person hit by the vehicle.  A broad range of injuries can result, varying in severity.

As seen in the Chicago pedestrian accidents discussed on this site, often these pedestrian accidents result in serious accident injuries.  These injuries can be life-threatening in nature, and some result in a fatality either immediately (at the accident scene) or at some later time.

Among common pedestrian accident injuries are broken bones, contusions, chest trauma, soft tissue damage, and various types of brain injuries, including concussions.

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When someone is hit by a car, a broad range of accident injuries can result.  As seen in the Chicago pedestrian accidents discussed on this site, often these pedestrian accidents result in serious accident injuries.  Some are life-threatening in nature, which often result in a fatality.

Among common injuries that result when someone is hit by a vehicle is broken bones, bruises, chest trauma and various types of head injuries, including concussions.  Elman Law Group recently settled a pedestrian accident which resulted in a knee injury.  This accident and resulting settlement is further discussed in the August 22 post titled “Elman Law Group Attains $775,000 Settlement In Chicago Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit.”

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An Irving Park bicycle accident led to a fatality Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  According to Chicago Police, this Irving Park bicycle accident happened at the intersection of North Milwaukee Avenue and Kilbourn Avenue.

This Irving Park bicycle accident is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article of November 7, 2019 titled “Driver cited for negligent driving, improper turn in crash that killed bicyclist in Irving Park.

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Anthony R. Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Law Group, recently received a lifetime achievement award testifying to his very extensive court trial experience as a plaintiff trial attorney.

On October 24, 2019 more than 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the annual Trial Lawyer Excellence Award event at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.  This event is hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Chicago-based Law Bulletin Media.  The event recognizes the state’s top civil litigation attorneys.

An excerpt from the 2019 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award page:

A fatal wrong-way crash occurred early Sunday (October 20, 2019) morning in Clarendon Hills.  This fatal wrong-way crash involved a SUV that was allegedly driving in the wrong direction when it collided with a Volkswagon Jetta.  This Clarendon Hills collision happened on Route 83, to the north of the 55th Street intersection.

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Pedestrian accidents in crosswalks continue to occur in the Chicago area.  Walking in a crosswalk is supposed to provide safe passage for pedestrians.  Many Chicago pedestrian accidents – some summarized on this site under the “Pedestrian Accidents” category – have occurred while a person is legally walking in a crosswalk.

In general, there are many reasons that pedestrian accidents occur.  Some involve distraction, either “distracted driving” or “distracted walking.”  Other times, when a person is hit by a vehicle it has to do with the driver simply “not seeing” the walker.

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Elman Law Group recently settled a Chicago pedestrian accident lawsuit on behalf of one of its clients for $775,000.

The case involved an 80-year-old woman, Georgina Melendez, who was hit by a vehicle on March 11, 2017.  The accident occurred at 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Ashland Avenue and Leland Avenue.

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A double-fatal I-55 crash occurred early Saturday (July 13, 2019) morning.  This double-fatal I-55 crash involved a “wrong-way driver.”

Details regarding this double-fatal Stevenson Expressway crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 13, 2019 article (with video) titled “2 killed in wrong-way crash on Stevenson identified, 2 critically injured” and the July 13 WBBM Newsradio article titled “2 Killed, 2 Critically Injured in I-55 Wrong-Way Crash.”

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