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Workers' Comp · Personal Injury

Were You Or A Loved One Hit By A Car?

An experienced attorney can help you get back on your feet

Being hit by a car is anyone's worst nightmare. While people can certainly be seriously hurt in car accidents involving collisions between two vehicles, the enclosed frame of a car provides some protection. If a car hit your unprotected body while you were on foot, you may be dealing with serious injuries.

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When a pedestrian accident knocks you or a loved one down, our dedicated pedestrian accident lawyers can help you get back up. Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP has over 120 years' experience handling complex injury cases. We'll hold the driver who hit you accountable and, more importantly, fight for the compensation you need to pay for your treatment, missed work and other costs.

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As devastating as pedestrian accidents are, dealing with the at-fault driver's insurance company afterward can be even worse. To them, your nightmare is an opportunity to save money. They may try to downplay the extent of your injuries or even blame you for the accident - after all, their priority is to protect their client, not you.

You need your own advocate on your side. We've been standing up to the insurance companies for decades. We won't let them push you around. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate your case and find evidence showing that the driver who hit you was at fault. We'll review your medical records and, if needed, retain outside experts to build your case to maximize compensation.

Motorists need to be vigilant. When they aren't, we hold them accountable.

What happened wasn't your fault. If you were injured because a driver wasn't paying attention, you should be fairly compensated for your losses. The cost of even a fairly minor injury can add up quickly - between medical bills, lost wages, help with home services and other expenses - and you shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistake.

We've been helping injured pedestrians in LaSalle-Peru and throughout Northern Illinois for decades. If you've been hurt, contact us right away. We would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation - and if you can't come to our office, we'll come to you. Call (866) 604-9075 .

Joggers and Skaters

Especially during the warm summer months, many people can be seen jogging and skating on the roadways. Often, they're out at dawn or dusk, which means an elevated risk of accidents because of limited visibility for drivers. Motorists need to be especially vigilant during those times. When they are not, serious injuries can happen.

We've been representing injured joggers and skaters for decades, and we would be honored to put our experience to work for you. Our attorneys will work hard to hold the motorist who hit you accountable and make our roads safer for everyone - and, just as importantly, to get you fair compensation for your injuries so that you can keep moving forward.

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Children and Dart-Outs

Unfortunately, children are too often the victims of pedestrian accidents. A child may run into traffic while playing a game or retrieving a ball. That's why motorists are expected to exercise extra caution while driving in areas where children are likely to be found, such as schools, parks and playgrounds.

If your child was injured due to a motorist's negligence, you need to contact us right away. We'll put our extensive experience to work to make sure your child gets top-quality medical care, which may involve working out an attorney's lien arrangement with your medical provider. Our legal team will negotiate with the at-fault driver's insurance to reach a settlement that will pay for your child's treatment and care. And if they won't pay, we're ready to take them to trial as well.

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Peru, IL 61354
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