The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently collected the available policy limits of $50,000 on behalf of one of their clients who was injured in a pedestrian accident.
Our client was in Chicago early in the year when he was helping a friend into a parked vehicle. An allegedly intoxicated driver approached our client as he stood next to a car with a door open. Though there was nothing obstructing her view, the at-fault driver collided with our client and also with the open car door, causing a serious accident.
The collision caused our client to sustain injuries to his left leg and ankle, requiring hospitalization. Our client incurred medical bills due to his injuries and was forced to receive additional follow up medical treatment after his discharge from the hospital. His injuries affected his ability to live his day-to-day life while he recovered and made some daily tasks difficult.
The pedestrian injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. brought a claim on behalf of our client and against the insurance company for the at-fault driver. Due to the nature of the collision and the injuries our client sustained, our lawyers were able to successfully recover the maximum automobile insurance possible in this case on behalf of the at-fault driver, $50,000.
Though our client was forced to endure pain and suffering due to the actions of an at-fault driver, he was able to obtain financial relief to provide compensation for his injuries, enabling him to obtain the medical treatment he deserved and allowing him to move forward beyond the collision.
The victims of pedestrian accidents in Chicago and across the rest of Illinois are not required to suffer in silence. The laws in the state enable these victims to seek a recovery for their losses in many cases, and in some instances, multiple recoveries may be available. Claims against an at-fault driver, the owner of a vehicle, or even your own insurance company may be possible if you have been hurt in a pedestrian collision.
The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. want to help accident victims obtain the relief they deserve. To help you understand your legal options, we offer a free case consultation without any obligation on your part. We have a licensed lawyer standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to take your call toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575. Everything discussed will be kept confidential and if we represent you in your case, we will never charge you a fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
If you have been hurt by the actions of someone else, make sure you understand if you are entitled to seek relief. Call the lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you.
Prior Blog Entry:
Charges Brought after 1-290 Crash in Cook County, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 5, 2014.