Carmen was finishing a shopping trip when she stepped into a parking lot and got hit by a car. Then the driver did what 40 percent of Chicago drivers do in pedestrian accidents – he took off.

Because Carmen was a pedestrian, her auto-insurance company denied coverage since she wasn’t injured inside her vehicle.

We took her case to enforce longstanding Illinois public policy dating back to 1977 that says an auto-insurance company should provide coverage. Thanks to ABC-7 for telling this story, and we’ll continue to seek justice for Carmen and the legal rights of all injured people in Illinois.