In Illinois, like most states, the rules of the road prioritize pedestrians. However, there are circumstances where pedestrians can be held partially or entirely at-fault for accidents, especially those involving vehicles. If you live in Illinois and were involved in an accident involving a pedestrian and you suffered injuries, it may be worth pursuing an injury claim. You have rights that you may not be aware of. Your attorney will work with you today to examine your case’s details while ensuring your rights are protected.
Legal Framework in Illinois
Illinois follows a modified comparative negligence system. This means that the involved parties can share fault in an accident. According to the Illinois Vehicle Code, pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks and intersections, but they must exercise reasonable care for their own safety. If a pedestrian fails to exercise reasonable care for their own safety, there may be a finding of comparative fault, reducing the amount of compensation a pedestrian can receive.