Pedestrian Auto Accidents
A pedestrian injured in an auto accident may recover damages if the injuries if the driver's negligence caused or contributed to the accident. Negligence is doing something someone should not have done that harmed someone else, or not doing something he or she should have done that caused harm to another. The injured victim must prove that the driver who hit them was negligent and thus at fault for the incident.
Drivers and pedestrians must obey the rules of the road, however, a person who negligently operates a vehicle and injures a pedestrian due to this negligence, may be required to pay damages for the pedestrians injuries.
Some common factors contributing to driver negligence are:
- Failure to yield
- Disobeying traffic signals/signs
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Failing to use proper signaling
- Driving too fast for weather or traffic conditions
Pedestrian auto accidents can cause more than physical pain. Many people are overwhelmed by the paperwork, insurance company and service-center calls, and the growing pile of medical bills. It may seem easier to simply accept the settlement offered to you and move on. However, by settling you may be throwing away a lot more than you think. A skilled personal injury attorney can help shoulder the burden of the process, and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Following a pedestrian accident, you have a right to the support (medical, financial, and emotional) that you need. These cases can be lengthy and complicated, but a knowledgeable, compassionate attorney will be your best advocate throughout the process and will support you from start to finish. At the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, we have obtained compensation for countless personal injury clients. If you have been injured in an accident, our legal team can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Dedicated Representation for Pedestrian Auto Accident Victims in Missouri and Illinois
At The Law Offices of Kevin J. Roach, we believe in getting to know our clients and dedicating ourselves to meeting their needs. We recognize that a “one size fits all” approach is inadequate to serving their best interests. Each time we take on a new client, we focus on what makes their case unique, and we use all of the available facts and resources to do what it takes to win the case.
We Can Help You Get the Results You Deserve
Our law practice is dedicated to representing individuals and families that are suffering as a result of serious injuries or wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle collision, workplace injury, or other accident, you can count on Missouri attorney Kevin Roach to fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a vehicle collision, it is important to speak with an attorney right away. The insurance companies will try to settle for far less than you are owed, and they will try to get you to say things that will hurt your case. There is also evidence to be collected, investigation to be done, and you need to make sure that you get proper medical treatment right away.
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At The Law Offices of Kevin J. Roach, we are dedicated to providing personal attention and aggressive representation to meet each and every one of our clients’ needs. To schedule a free, no-obligation case review with Missouri personal injury attorney Kevin Roach, call (636) 519-0085 or contact us online today.