According to news reports, on Tuesday, July 26th a woman and child were struck by a car while attempting to cross the street at the intersection of West Kirby and South Staley in Champaign. According to the police, the two were crossing the street when a car failed to yield. The car then hit them in the crosswalk. The Champaign Police ticketed the driver for failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
This incident was likely caused by distracted driving and was completely avoidable. Driving while distracted is extremely dangerous and often results in injury and death but it is completely avoidable. Not only is your life at risk when driving while distracted, but the lives of every driver and pedestrian around you are at risk as well. On average, 8 people are killed every day in the US due to distracted driving.
If you or someone you know has recently been injured at the fault of a distracted driver, you should seek medical attention immediately. Tending to all of your injuries is imperative to healing properly and quickly. After seeking medical attention, your next step should be to speak with an attorney to see what your options are. The team of lawyers at Spiros Law is experienced in representing pedestrians who have been injured due to distracted driving and will fight to get you the damages you deserve. Hiring an attorney at Spiros Law means constant communication, dedication, and support from someone who truly has your best interests at heart.
You can contact one of our skilled team members from Spiros Law, P.C. to set up a free consultation to discuss the details of your specific case. Call (217) 328-2828 or visit one of our three offices located in Champaign, Danville or Kankakee to speak with a member of our experienced staff today.