Illinois personal injury attorneys at Abels & Annes have agreed to represent a Chicago pedestrian who was hit by a car in February, 2011. The accident happened at the intersection of Central Avenue and Belmont Street in Chicago. The plaintiff had a walk sign to cross Central when the driver of a’ 99 Saturn turned right from Belmont onto Central and failed to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Chicago police officers responded to the scene of the accident. At that time, the driver admitted that when he made the turn the sun was directly in his eyes, so he never saw the pedestrian in the crosswalk. He was ticketed for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
Immediately after the collision the client started experiencing pain in his left knee, left ribs in the left side of his body. A Chicago Fire Department ambulance transported him to Resurrection Medical Center for emergency room treatment.
Over the next several days, the pedestrian’s pain did not resolve and only got worse. He has since started treating with an orthopedic physician in Chicago.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Chicago automobile vs. pedestrian accident, contact an Illinois personal injury attorney at Abels & Annes for a free, no obligation case evaluation. Call 312-924-7575 to speak directly to a lawyer now.