Protecting The Right To Recovery Of Chicago Pedestrians And Bikers Injured By Driver Negligence

While there are numerous causes of pedestrian accidents and injuries, careless and negligent drivers are one of the most common and one of the most dangerous.

Unfortunately, even if the driver was clearly negligent, he or she may deny responsibility for causing the accident. Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident to help you to defend your rights and receive due compensation.

With offices in Tinley Park, Frankfort and Lansing, the Law Offices of Andrew L. Horberg, P.C., represents personal injury plaintiffs throughout Southern Illinois. Andrew Horberg strives to deliver legal representation that is effective, efficient and affordable.

Should I Accept A Settlement Offer?

Following a pedestrian or bike accident caused by driver negligence, the injured party may recover damages for past and future medical expenses, past and future wage loss, and past and future pain and suffering.

Typically, damages are covered by the insurance company of the negligent driver, and it may offer a settlement shortly after the accident. Beware. Insurance companies offer settlements that are in their interest, not yours. Talk to your lawyer before accepting a premature settlement offer.

What Is Contributory Negligence?

Like motorists, pedestrians are expected to exercise a reasonable amount of caution and to obey traffic laws. If you as a pedestrian failed to exercise such care, your actions may be found to have directly contributed to the cause of your injuries — this is referred to as "contributory negligence." If you are found to be partially at fault, your recovery can be reduced, and in Illinois, you can only recover damages if you are less than 50 percent at fault for the injury or damages suffered.

At trial, both parties will be given opportunity to demonstrate fault. Drawing from more than 30 years of litigation experience, attorney Andrew Horberg can prepare you to answer questions pertaining to contributory negligence, and can facilitate accident reconstruction or the gathering of witness testimony if necessary.

Contact A Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents Lawyer

If you have been in an accident, contact personal injury lawyer Andrew Horberg. Consultations are free, and you will not be billed for his services until after he successfully recovers damages for you. Call 312-429-6920 or 708-576-1379.