The events that take place after being involved in a car accident can be critical. Emergency personnel typically need to assist in treating any serious injuries and clearing the scene as quickly as possible. The steps an injured party takes in terms of their treatment as well as exploring any legal options can also be areas of significant focus soon after a person is involved in a car accident.
An Illinois man may soon be considering his options after being involved in a pedestrian accident. The man was reportedly attempting to cross a roadway on foot when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle. Specific details concerning the event were not readily available as the investigation continued.
The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital after he was considered to have suffered serious injuries. It was not reported whether the driver of the vehicle involved sustained any injuries or is facing any charges relating to the accident at this time. As the incident it still under investigation, witnesses or anyone with information relating to the event is encouraged to contact local authorities.
The details of the serious injuries the pedestrian sustained were not disclosed. However, recovering from such injuries is often an extended and sometimes costly process. Medical bills can quickly accumulate, and the injured party may wish to explore his legal options concerning Illinois personal injury laws. If the driver of the vehicle involved is deemed at fault, knowledge of these laws could help to determine whether the injured individual could potentially be entitled to compensation for medical treatment expenses and other permitted damages relating to the accident.
Source: Chicago Tribune, Naperville Police Investigate Serious Accident, No author, Nov. 1, 2013