The topic of pedestrian safety is critical, especially now that the weather in DuPage County and the greater Chicago area is improving and more people will be walking.
Recently, there have been a number of fatal Chicago accidents. Some of these involved “hit & run” drivers. [In this site, individual DuPage County pedestrian accidents are highlighted in posts found under the “DuPage County Pedestrian Accidents” category.]
DuPage County pedestrian accidents are further discussed on the “DuPage County Pedestrian Accidents” page. This page cites various statistics, as well as provides safety tips with regard to walking in and near traffic.
It should be noted that at least one of the recent Chicago fatal pedestrian accidents happened as the pedestrians were walking in a crosswalk. Unfortunately, just because a pedestrian is in a crosswalk does not necessarily guarantee safe passage. As mentioned on the DuPage County Pedestrian Accidents page mentioned above, the primary cause of Chicago pedestrian accidents was drivers “failing to yield” to pedestrians. While that analysis pertained to Chicago pedestrian accidents, it is likely that similar characteristics apply to pedestrian accidents in DuPage County.
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, there are many steps that one should take – including getting a thorough medical examination by a qualified medical professional, even if you don’t believe that your injuries are “serious.” The reasons for this are numerous, and are further discussed on the “Getting A Medical Exam After A DuPage County Accident.”
As well, you should take steps to get adequate compensation for your accident injuries, as well other harm, that occurred because of the accident. Often, people choose to retain a qualified personal injury attorney to seek maximum compensation for these injuries and other harm.