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Bodily Injury: Automobile Vs. Pedestrian

On an idle November evening after work, Fran walked across a strip mall parking lot with her new laundry basket and detergent in hand when a landscaping truck hit her. The head-on impact threw Fran across the parking lot and knocked her unconscious. When the police and ambulance arrived, her eyeglasses hung on the front grille bug screen of the truck. She was rushed by ambulance to a hospital.

She woke up disoriented in the hospital hours later with broken ribs, a broken collarbone and right wrist, a gash above her eyebrow with nerve damage underneath and nerve damage in the right shoulder blade. She had surgery on her wrist and scans on her brain.

“I didn’t even see the truck coming,” Fran said. “I woke up in the hospital with my sons and sister surrounding me. The only thing that I could remember was walking out of the store with my wonderful new laundry basket and keys in my hand.”

In an instant, her life changed, yet she had no recollection of the accident. Her son recommended that they retain a lawyer. Through a family referral, they contacted Attorney Ryan Theriault at a Chicago area law firm, specializing in bodily injury and automobile accident cases.

She found out that Ryan has an indisputable record in the Chicago area and throughout the State of Illinois. He and his legal team combine years                                                                                                                                                       of experience in complex automobile litigation to achieve the best possible results for every client.

Though she was not in her car, Fran worried that these injuries would end up affecting her auto insurance. She feared how she would handle the insurance company. Ryan and his team spent time gathering Fran’s story, though she could not remember much. He had the police report and witness accounts and hospital records.

After Fran explained her story to Theriault, he instructed her not to speak to the insurance company. A representative from the insurance company contacted her three times before he finally contacted her lawyer.

“I have absolutely no idea what I would have done without Ryan and his legal team,” Fran said. “From the beginning, I felt very confident and secure with him. Ryan was able to pull out all those nuances of the law for my particular case. And they were correct! I would have ended up destitute with all the medical bills, and probably would have paid them, because I wouldn’t want them to go to collection. It was thousands of dollars. Ryan informed me that my insurance and Medicare would take care of the bills until the settlement. He took care of everything for me.”

With Ryan taking care of her case, she was able to focus on recovering from the accident. She was out of work for two months. Her family had to take care of her 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“I had the utmost confidence, peace of mind and overall comfort with my lawyer, Ryan, and his legal team” Fran said. “I was more than pleased with the outcome. He was able to get me a generous settlement that paid my bills and took care of my recovery from my injuries.”

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