Chicago Injury Lawyers from Abels & Annes were on CBS News on Sunday in regard to a pedestrian accident case. Our client sustained sever head injuries after getting hit by a car on Good Friday. She had been in a coma since the collision until doctors brought her out of it last week.
The accident happened at the intersection of Irving Park Road and Austin Boulevard just after she left church services. She was crossing the street in a crosswalk and was hit by a car turning left that did not see her.
She was rushed by ambulance to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois for emergency surgery. During the procedure, a large piece of her skull had to be removed. The bone is frozen at the hospital and will be re-inserted in a future surgery.
While she is now out of the coma, she is expected to remain hospitalized for the next several months. She may be dealing with the effects of the injury for the rest of her life.
The Chicago Police Department investigated the accident and the driver of the car was ticketed with failing to yield while turning left. He is due to appear in traffic court later this month.
The pedestrian accident victim has retained Abels & Annes to represent her in a civil negligence claim against the driver who hit her, and the driver’s insurance company. Any witnesses to the accident are encouraged to contact our law firm.
Click here to watch the story on CBS.