Deerfield Pedestrian Crash Additional Details Concerning Injuries

A Deerfield pedestrian crash was discussed in the February 8, 2020 post titled “Deerfield Pedestrian Accident In Which Driver Left The Accident Scene.” At that time, the injuries and condition of Chase Thomas, the boy who was hit, did not appear to publicly disclosed.

Recently, additional information concerning the boy’s injuries and physical recovery has been published. Those injuries are discussed in the March article (with video) titled “Deerfield boy injured in hit-and-run released from hospital, family says.”

An excerpt regarding the injuries and recovery:

Chase Thompson suffered broken bones, injuries to his lungs and facial trauma, his family said. His father said he is expected to make a full recovery.

Additional details regarding this Deerfield pedestrian crash can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

As discussed on the “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page, there are many injuries that can occur when a person is hit by a vehicle.

There are steps one can take to avoid being hit by a vehicle, as discussed on that page. However, many such accidents can be unpredictable and therefore hard to avoid. For instance, there have been Chicago-area pedestrian accidents in which a vehicle suddenly drove onto a sidewalk and hit people.

A broad range of injuries can occur when a person is hit by a vehicle. These injuries can range in severity. As seen on the Lake County pedestrian accidents summarized on this site, many of these accidents lead to fatalities. The subject of fatal pedestrian crashes is further discussed on the “Fatal Pedestrian Accidents That Occur In Lake County” page, for various reasons the number of fatal pedestrian accidents has been increasing nationally.

If you are hit by a vehicle, there are many steps that should be taken to address both medical issues as well as legal issues. Those steps are taken on the “Lake County Pedestrian Accidents” page mentioned above.


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.