woman in crosswalkThis post is being written to conclude and recap my series on the handling of pedestrian accident cases in Peoria, Illinois. I felt it was important to address this topic as individuals, for understandable reasons, do not know how to proceed after they or a loved one have been hit by an oncoming car. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will assist individuals with understanding their options in such situations. This information has also been provided with the goal of it assisting with the selection of an attorney. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a personal injury lawyer.

I addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I analyzed include:

There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these particular topics. First, such cases may be the most likely type of personal injury matter to involve claims of comparative fault. How the jury rules on the issue can determine how much the victim recovers or if they are completely barred from recovery. Second, disputes may arise as to what was at fault in the matter. Understanding how to establish liability is crucial to a case. Third, there are several components to a victim’s damages. Fourth, settling the matter prematurely can result in an individual receiving less than what they would actually be entitled to. It is important, instead, to not settle a matter until one’s chances of recovery are known. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to maintain reasonable expectations.

A key point that I stressed in each of these articles is that it is important to retain an attorney as soon as possible if you have been injured. These types of cases are often contested and an insurance carrier may attempt to deny liability in the beginning. By retaining experienced counsel, you help to make sure that your rights are protected. As a Peoria pedestrian accident lawyer, I am experienced in the handling of such matters. Contact our office online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you. Our firm also serves clients in the Illinois cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington.