Chicago Car Crash Lawyer Reaches Pedestrian Accident Settlement

In Chicago, Illinois auto accident attorneys from David Abels & Associates, P.C. have reached a pedestrian accident settlement for a Cook County resident. She was involved in a pedestrian knock down in Chicago at the intersection of Pulaski and Ferdinand. She was struck by a car as she was crossing the street in the crosswalk by a driver who was turning left and did not see her.

She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago for neck and back injuries. She later treated with a medical doctor and an osteopathic doctor (D.O.) for her injuries. The case settled for $8,000. The defendant was insured by the Avis Budget Group.

You may be asking, what is an osteopathic doctor? Doctors of osteopathy (DOs) make their diagnosis and treatment based on the idea that the body’s systems are interconnected. Osteopathic doctors concentrate on disease prevention and health maintenance.

DOs must complete 4 years of medical school from a college of osteopathic medicine. Like medical doctors, DOs must complete an internship and residency after their medical school. They can serve as primary care providers, prescribe medication, order medical tests such as X-rays, and perform surgery. Some osteopathic doctors use hands-on manipulation of bones and muscles.