Each year, thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed by motor vehicles. These accidents are among the most serious, as pedestrians have no protection if struck by a vehicle.
Have you or a loved one been hit and injured by a negligent driver? You need to take legal action to ensure you get the financial support and justice you deserve. With more than $475 million collected* for injury victims, the Kansas City pedestrian accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you navigate this time.
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When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, the injuries sustained can be catastrophic. In many instances, broken bones, head and brain injuries, and disfigurement follow such a collision. The damages can extend far beyond the victim. An individual’s family and loved ones may also bear the burden of a pedestrian accident as they watch their loved one suffer.
A pedestrian accident victim must often overcome:
No injury victim or family should have to carry this burden alone—when a negligent driver has caused these damages, they should be held liable and accountable for their actions.
When an accident occurs between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle, liability may be assigned to either the pedestrian or the driver of the vehicle. In some cases, liability may be placed on a third party, such as if a traffic signal malfunctioned or roadway defect led to the accident.
A pedestrian may be found liable if they:
Pedestrians have the responsibility of exercising care and following all traffic laws. When they neglect to do so, they may not be able to collect compensation for the injuries they suffer in an accident.
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Alternatively, drivers can be held liable when they’ve caused accidents due to:
When drivers neglect to follow traffic laws, they may be held liable even if the pedestrian is in the roadway improperly. That is why it is extremely important to discuss your case with a Kansas City pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. The team at our firm can review your situation and help you craft a compelling claim.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident due to a negligent driver, it is critical to seek the advice of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Backed by a proven history of claims success, our qualified legal team can gather the evidence needed in your case and coordinate with witnesses to make a solid case.
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