40% of all pedestrians struck last year in Chicago were victims of hit-and-run crashes.

Did you know your auto-insurance policy can provide coverage even when you’re not in your car?
Pedestrians who are struck by hit-and-run drivers should be able to rely on that policy for assistance.

That’s a longstanding public policy in Illinois dating back to 1977, but it doesn’t mean you’re automatically covered.

We represented Carmen Galaraza, a pedestrian struck in a hit-and-run accident, whose insurance company refused to pay. We fight for clients like Carmen every day whose lives are changed due to accidents that weren’t their fault.

Thanks to ABC7 news for telling this story.


Chicago personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney Howard Ankin has a passion for justice and a relentless commitment to defending injured victims throughout the Chicagoland area. With decades of experience achieving justice on behalf of the people of Chicago, Howard has earned a reputation as a proven leader in and out of the courtroom. Respected by peers and clients alike, Howard’s multifaceted approach to the law and empathetic nature have secured him a spot as an influential figure in the Illinois legal system.

Years of Experience: More than 30 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: Illinois State Bar Association, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
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