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Pedestrian Accidents

Chicago Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Were You Hit by a Car While Walking?

Thousands of innocent victims are injured or killed each year in the United States when they try to do the seemingly harmless act of crossing the street. Driver negligence results in an astonishing number of pedestrian accidents each day. Statistics reveal that about 70,000 people are injured and nearly 4,500 are killed annually in pedestrian accidents across America.

Pedestrian accident victims can be anyone, but the greatest numbers of fatalities involve children and the elderly. Because pedestrians are exposed when entering a crosswalk, even the impact of a vehicle moving at a slow rate of speed can cause serious injury and death.

The Chicago pedestrian accident lawyers at Walner Law® believe in providing the personal attention that our clients need to put your life back together after suffering a pedestrian accident.

Call (312) 313-2888 or send us a message to schedule a free case evaluation.

Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries

A vulnerable pedestrian often suffers severe or life-threatening injuries if struck by a motor vehicle.

Injuries can include:

  • Fractured bones
  • Lacerations
  • Brain injuries
  • Amputation injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Wrongful death

Reasons for Pedestrian Accidents

A pedestrian accident can be the result of many factors which most often result from the negligence of motorists, including:

  • Drivers who fail to follow the posted speed limit
  • Pedestrians crossing the street in a driver’s blind spot
  • Preoccupied or inattentive drivers
  • Drivers who do not stop at pedestrian crossings or when a pedestrian has the right of way
  • Pedestrians failing to cross at crosswalks
  • Drivers who run red lights or stop signs
  • Pedestrians crossing on a walk signal without looking to see if the crosswalk is clear
  • Drivers and/or pedestrians who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Premises Liability Cases

If a pedestrian accident occurs on private or commercial property , it may fall into the category of a premises liability claim. Businesses and property owners have a duty to maintain safe conditions for the people who cross their property. If a hazardous condition was caused by the negligence of a property owner or manager and results in a pedestrian accident, that person or entity could be held liable for your injuries. Examples of hazardous conditions include poor lighting, uneven sidewalks, or slippery walkways.

The Chicago pedestrian accident lawyers at Walner Law® can help you win the compensation you deserve for your pedestrian injury. Your first call to us will not cost you a penny, because we offer free consultations. If you live in the Chicago area, please contact our law firm to learn how we can work for you. We never charge unless we win your case.

To schedule a free consultation with our legal team, complete our contact form or call (312) 313-2888.

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There Is No Substitute for Results
  • Loss of Legs in a Conveyor Belt Accident $23.5 Million
  • Permanent Spinal Cord Injury from Auto Accident $21 Million
  • Wrongful Death of a Mom with 4-Year-Old Child $11 Million
  • Loss of Foot After Cement Truck Accident $10 Million
  • Wrongful Death from a Motor Vehicle Accident $1.9 Million

    Our client was T-boned by a driver who failed to stop at a stop sign. Our client suffered severe injuries from the accident and sadly lost the life of their spouse.

  • Severe Brain Injury from Unmarked Dump Truck 7 Figures

    Verdict against a utility company and a municipality for leaving a dumpster on the street without any reflectors or lights, causing the client’s vehicle to strike the dumpster and our client to sustain a severe brain injury.

  • Wrongful Death in Swimming Pool Accident 7 Figures

    Swimming pool accident causing the death of a 12-year-old child.

  • Mass Tort Against Municipality & Chemical Company 7 Figures

    Lead counsel in a mass tort action against a municipality and a chemical company.



How We Make the Difference for Our Clients
  • Experience on Your Side

    Our family-run law firm has more than 75 years of experience standing up for the rights of injured people and families across Chicago.

  • Thousands of Clients Helped

    Our firm has helped over 10,000 clients get the justice they deserve since we opened our doors in 1961.

  • A Proven Record of Results

    Our firm has recovered over $500 million for our clients and is committed to maximizing your recovery.

  • Client-Focused Approach

    We are committed to treating all clients with the dignity and respect they deserve, regardless of their potential case value.

  • An Extensive Network of Support

    Our team of more than 45 legal and medical professionals are dedicated to providing our clients with access to medical experts, treatment, and financial assistance.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People
  • “Mr. Walner I am so grateful for your passion dedication and professionalism.”

    - Herbert
  • “Kristin was so knowledgeable and guided me step by step about my options and kept me in the loop about my case.”

    - Monica
  • “I chose Walner Law because they made me feel like a very important client and took consideration of my medical injury at the time.”

    - Denise