As A Pedestrian, You Have Rights
Every year, thousands of people are injured in accidents. Whether it is being hit by a car or falling on a sidewalk that wasn’t properly shoveled, you have rights that protect you from suffering. Berg & Berg Attorneys at Law have been helping injured clients throughout Illinois for almost 30 years. We have built a strong reputation throughout the community as being a firm you can trust.
Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
Whether you are injured by a vehicle or because of faulty property, you may recover damages for any injuries you have suffered. In order to do so, we must prove negligence. This means that the person failed to take reasonable action or care in that specific circumstance, which ended up harming others. To prove this we must show:
- The person at fault failed to act accordingly, through action or inaction.
- They caused an accident or injury.
- They harmed you or others as a result.
It’s possible that more than one party may be held liable. Potential parties include the driver of a vehicle or the party responsible for maintaining the sidewalk or road. It’s important to note that as a pedestrian, it is also your job to act responsibly by obeying all traffic signs and practicing caution when crossing the street.
Call Today To Talk To An Attorney
Whether or not you are sure you have a case, we can help you decide what the next steps will be. Our attorneys are fluent in Spanish, and, for your convenience, we offer free consultations. Contact our Chicago office today at 773-207-2300 or fill out our contact form.