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Pedestrians are some of the most defenseless travelers on the roads. Tragically, every 85 minutes in the U.S., one pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash — and those most to die in pedestrian accidents are children and the elderly (source: NHTSA).
Like other traffic collisions, pedestrian accidents are often caused by negligent actions. When that happens, victims can turn to a pedestrian accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers for help recovering.
For more than two decades, we have been providing exceptional representation and compassionate counsel to help people just like you recover when it matters most. No matter how complex a pedestrian accident case may be, we know how to get justice and the maximum compensation available.
Find out how we can help you by reaching out for a confidential, no-obligation consultation. Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers has recovered millions in all types of pedestrian accident cases. Your claim and recovery could be our next victory.
The negligence of drivers, pedestrians, and/or others can play a role in causing pedestrian accidents. The following takes a closer look at the negligence that often hurts and kills pedestrians on the roads.
Pedestrians can be difficult for drivers to see. Blind spots, other vehicles, and traffic conditions can prevent drivers from seeing pedestrians. Beyond these factors, drivers can also end up hitting pedestrians when:
With driver negligence and pedestrian accidents, it’s also key to know that:
A pedestrian accident attorney at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers can help you figure out if driver negligence caused your pedestrian accident and, if so, who’s liable.
Sometimes, pedestrian accidents happen because of vehicle-related issues. Brake failures, tire blowouts, and other vehicle problems can cause drivers to lose control of their cars and hit pedestrians. Similarly, unsecured cargo on trucks can fall off or cause rollovers, which could also harm pedestrians.
In these accidents, the negligence could come in the form of defective vehicle equipment and/or failures to maintain vehicles. Depending on the vehicles involved, multiple manufacturers and companies could be liable.
Road design and traffic features can be pivotal to keeping pedestrians safe on the streets. Issues like (but not limited to) the following can create unsafe road conditions and contribute to pedestrian accidents:
Cities, counties, and/or others can be liable for pedestrian accidents caused by dangerous road conditions.
It’s time to talk to a lawyer if you need a definitive “Yes” or “No” about a pedestrian accident case.
That’s because several situation-specific factors need to be examined in order to figure out if you have a pedestrian accident case. Some of these include:
The reality is that having a pedestrian accident case doesn’t mean it will be easy to obtain compensation.
The process can be complex and, at times, adversarial. Without an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer, it’s far more likely that:
Survivors of pedestrian accidents — and families who have lost loved ones to deadly pedestrian accidents — can be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Those vary from claim to claim because they depend on the injuries, pain, suffering, and other losses victims have suffered. That can mean it takes complex calculations and skill attorneys to determine and obtain pedestrian accident compensation.
Generally, however, compensation for pedestrian accident claims can cover (but not limited to):
When you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, time and insurance companies are not on your side. And you don’t have to fight for justice alone. A pedestrian accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers can help you recover.
Tireless, resourceful, and highly skilled, we are proud to offer exceptional representation to the victims of negligence. Discover the difference our team can make in your case and recovery by contacting us today.