Pedestrian accidents often cause serious injuries, and in some cases fatal accident injuries. On this site, the topic of pedestrian accidents is discussed on the “Southern Illinois Pedestrian Accidents” page, and several individual Southern Illinois pedestrian accidents are summarized in posts found in the “pedestrian accidents” category.
There are many reasons why pedestrian accidents typically result in serious injuries. Among these reasons is that pedestrians, when hit by a vehicle, have little if any “impact protection.” As well, in many accidents, pedestrians can be thrown onto the vehicle, typically onto the hood and/or windshield. The pedestrian’s body is forced to absorb the impact, and in doing so the body is subject to many forceful and and unnatural motions.
Many people who are hit by vehicles seek compensation for their accident injuries through lawsuits. One such lawsuit is discussed in the Madison Record article of December 4, 2016, titled “Pedestrian seeks damages from Collinsville motorist, insurer after collision.” Two excerpts concerning the alleged crash:
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 8, he was lawfully walking north on Morrison Avenue in Collinsville when the defendant struck him as he crossed Hill Street. He claims he was thrown into the air and landed on top of the passenger side of the defendant’s vehicle.
The plaintiff alleges Humphrey operated her vehicle at a speed greater than reasonable, failed to maintain proper control of her vehicle and failed to keep sufficient lookout.
Additional details regarding this Southern Illinois pedestrian accident lawsuit can be seen in the Madison Record article mentioned above.
Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine the potential of a personal injury lawsuit.
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