Pedestrian accidents occur when a moving vehicle or motorcycle strikes a person walking or riding a bicycle. Pedestrian accidents can result in severe injuries such as head trauma, brain injury, broken bones, paralysis, mental distress, disfigurement, and even death.
As a pedestrian, you have the right to travel on sidewalks and intersections without the fear of an accident caused by a reckless driver.
Pedestrian accidents can occur for a variety of reasons including:
- Reckless driving, speeding, not obeying traffic signals
- A distracted or negligent driver
- Failure to yield right of way to a pedestrian
- Running a red light
- Failure to stop at a stop sign
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Depending on the circumstances, it can be difficult to prove who is at fault in a pedestrian accident. The experienced pedestrian accident attorney at the Drake Law Firm thoroughly investigates all cases and works with doctors, forensic scientists, eyewitnesses, insurance companies, and law enforcement officials to uncover the truth behind each accident.
We work relentlessly to ensure justice and fair compensation is awarded to each of our clients. More importantly, we operate on a personal level, getting to know you and your situation.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a pedestrian accident, you have the right to legal damages for medical expenses, lost and future wages, pain, emotional distress, and suffering. Family members also have the right to seek compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.
For a team you can trust to provide solid advice and skillful tactics, contact the pedestrian accident attorney at the Drake Law Firm today.