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Who will compensate me if I was a pedestrian hit by a car?

If you are an injured pedestrian who was hit by a car, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. Your attorney will help you make sure your medical bills get paid and that you get compensated fairly for your injuries.

As a pedestrian, you have a couple of options for recovery after being hit by a car. The most common method of recovery is to make a claim with the at-fault driver's car insurer for your injuries. Your pedestrian injury attorney can open a claim with the insurance company and make sure all of your past and future medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering is fairly compensated. Pedestrians can suffer very serious injuries when hit by a car, so it's important that your attorney helps you receive all necessary medical treatment before making the insurance claim.

Unfortunately, not every pedestrian injured by a car can get the at-fault driver's insurance information. Many times, the driver of the car will flee the scene in a hit-and-run. If you were injured by a hit-and-run driver, you'll still be able to recover for your injuries by making a claim under the uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) coverage of your car insurance policy even though you weren't in your car. Your UM/UIM coverage will also be used if the at-fault driver's insurance policy isn't enough to adequately compensate you for your injuries.

It's important to talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Your attorney will help you create a plan for your medical treatment and bills, and make sure that you have some form of compensation available to you. Insurance companies have well-trained adjusters that will try to get you to settle your claim as quickly as possible for an unreasonable amount of money. The best way to protect yourself is to have an attorney fighting for you.

The Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid continues to handle pedestrian accidents, car accidents, bike accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Chicago, Naperville, Aurora, Joliet, Bolingbrook, and DuPage, Kane, Will, Cook Counties, as well as the entire Chicagoland area.

  1. "Committed To My Cause"

    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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