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Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

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How to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

Walking from place to place is a great way to save money on gas and get some much-needed exercise. However, being a pedestrian is not always safe. Motorists are not always looking out for pedestrians. This has led to many serious crashes. In fact, in 2017, 5,977 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in… Read More »

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Pedestrian Hit By Car When Crossing Street in Medical District

By Harvey L. Walner |

A woman was hit by a car while crossing the street in the Medical District near Rush Hospital earlier today. Around 9:40 a.m. a pedestrian was hit by a car while crossing the street at Harrison Street and Ashland Avenue near Rush University Medical Center in the Illinois Medical District. The victim, 20 years… Read More »

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Pedestrian Hurt in Hit and Run Accident on South Side

By Harvey L. Walner |

The police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in the Chatham neighborhood at the end of December. At around 9:15 p.m. on December 30, a gray two-door 2018 Dodge Challenger struck a male pedestrian at East 76th and South Martin Luther King Dr. The driver drove off after… Read More »

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72-year-old pedestrian struck and killed in Chicago Lawn

By Harvey L. Walner |

A 72-year-old man died two weeks after being struck by a vehicle in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Jesus Lopez was crossing the street about 10 a.m. Oct. 6 in the 6100 block of South California when he was struck by a vehicle, according to Chicago police the Cook County medical… Read More »

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Pedestrian Accidents & Personal Injury

By Harvey L. Walner |

One doesn’t necessary link walking down a street to a personal injury lawsuit, but the truth is that tens of thousands of pedestrians are injured each year due to vehicular and non-vehicular accidents. The good news is, Harvey Walner Law & Associates can help you recover any damages if it is found that someone… Read More »

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Distracted Walking in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

Have you heard of distracted walking? The idea may seem silly, but a recent report from Pew Research Center found that more than half of all pedestrians claim to have either been bumped into or having themselves bumped into something due to distraction caused by a cellphone. Distracted walking would almost be comical if… Read More »

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New Risk to Chicago Drivers: The Selfie

By Harvey L. Walner |

Selfies are pictures taken of oneself and have, in recent years, become increasingly popular. With the advent of Facebook and Instagram, more and more people are taking selfies around Chicago with smartphones, and posting them instantly for friends and family to view. This act is harmless for the most part, but according to a… Read More »

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