Pedestrian Accidents

Illinois Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

When you’ve been injured, we’re ready to fight for you


When pedestrians are hurt in a car accident, it’s a tragic event for everyone involved. Whether you were the person injured in the accident, or have lost a loved one because of someone else's negligence, you have rights. It’s important to talk to an experienced  pedestrian accident attorney in order to hold the right people responsible and take the next steps forward.

The Cerasa Law Firm P.C. delivers a personal touch. We understand that these matters are emotional and devastating for victims, and we want to help. Our clients can count on working one-on-one with their attorney—taking the time to discuss their situation with their actual counsel instead of a paralegal or assistant. We want to work with you to move on from this difficult movement.


Recovering financial compensation for the injured

It can be difficult thinking of finances when dealing with an accident, but neglecting these matters will only cause more stress down the line. When you hire an attorney, you can focus your energy on recovering and moving on. Your lawyer can investigate the accident and determines an estimate of what you are owed for the damages.

Depending on your situation, you could be owed recovery for many types of damages after a pedestrian accident:

  • Medical expenses, including long-term care and cost of medical equipment
  • Emotional trauma, pain, and suffering
  • Loss of income as a result of the accident
  • Loss of consortium
  • Cost of funeral expenses if the victim suffered wrongful death

Recovering compensation can be a complicated process. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong, even though they were speeding, texting or operating recklessly. Insurance companies will challenge your claim and question the extent of your injuries. Why? Because they want to pay you as little as possible.

Another tactic insurance companies like to use is to offer you a settlement. That may not sound like a bad thing, especially as your medical expenses are starting to add up. The problem is that their offer will fall far short of covering all of the damages you suffered. It’s just another way for them to try to save money.


Personal attention and big firm results

Our legal team investigates your pedestrian accident to get the facts. We examine accident reports, gather evidence and interview witnesses. Attorney Cerasa is determined to help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve – whether that is through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.

In Illinois, you have a limited time after the date of an accident to file an injury claim. Take the time you need to receive critical medical care and take stock of what has happened. It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Evidence can disappear and details can be forgotten, which is why most injury cases are more successful the earlier they are filed.

Accidents remind us that life is full of the unexpected, and that can make it difficult to concentrate on what's next. Attorney Michael Cerasa has the compassion and experience to act as your guide through the legal process. You can take back some control of this situation and make plans for a brighter future.

If you were hurt in a pedestrian accident in Champaign, Urbana or Central Illinois, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.