Standing Up For Injured Pedestrians
While taking a walk for your health or getting some fresh air, you may not realize that you are at risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle-related accidents each year. More than 78,000 pedestrians suffer injuries when hit by a car or truck.
As a pedestrian, you can recover damages for the injuries suffered if someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to the incident. For over four decades, the attorneys at Lindner Law, LLC, in Milwaukee, have been holding negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable. We understand your legal options and will take the necessary actions to locate for you the compensation you need.
Establishing Negligence In A Pedestrian Accident Case
To establish negligence in a pedestrian accident, the injured person must prove that the person at fault failed to fulfill a legal duty and caused an accident or injury that resulted in their injury. Sometimes, there is more than one party responsible. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, those with potential liability can include the driver of a vehicle and/or the party responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, roadway or parking lot where the accident occurred. As a law firm with extensive experience in this area, our knowledgeable investigative staff can help determine if you have grounds to recover damages for your injuries.
Usually, any recovery in a pedestrian negligence case hinges upon the duty of care owed by those involved. Both drivers and pedestrians must adhere to the laws of the road and exercise reasonable care. The courts look at several factors in applying the facts of each case to the elements of a negligence claim.
Our lawyers will hold drivers accountable when they:
- Were inattentive or preoccupied
- Failed to observe posted speed limits
- Failed to yield the right of way to pedestrians at marked crosswalks
- Ignored a traffic sign or signal
- Failed to signal before turning
- Drove unsafely for conditions
- Drove under the influence of drugs or alcohol
A pedestrian accident presents ongoing challenges and difficulties. Traumatic brain injuries and fractures can result in a long hospital stay and require extensive medical care. You may be unable to work and earn the wages to support yourself and your family. Our highly capable personal injury attorneys will fight for you to locate compensation for your immediate and long-term needs.
Set Up A Free Consultation Today
To set up an appointment to speak with one of our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys, please contact our office by calling 414-488-6870 or 888-217-1625 toll-free. You will not have to pay any fee unless we recover compensation for you.