Pedestrians have the right to feel safe in crosswalks, on sidewalks, and on roads where they are legally allowed to walk and run. Unfortunately, motorists are more frequently disregarding rules of the road and laws that govern crosswalks, resulting in catastrophic and fatal pedestrian accidents at intersections and around roadways. More than ever, distracted driving accidents are causing pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Although the elderly and children pedestrians are most at risk for these types of accidents; they can happen to anyone. At the same time, it is not uncommon to see pedestrians walking across busy streets with their heads down, headphones on, and eyes on their smartphone. Nearly all pedestrian accidents are the result of a driver or pedestrian negligence. The sad part is that all of these types of accidents are preventable. The complicated part comes in proving fault. This is when you should seek a law firm that has a focus in personal injury cases.
At Action Law Offices, we are aggressive advocates for clients. Throughout southeastern Wisconsin, folks have been injured while in a crosswalk, on a sidewalk, or walking on the road. This is a growing problem. Our focus is personal injury cases. If you've been injured while walking your dog or crossing the street; our firm goes to great lengths in order to investigate pedestrian accident cases. We begin investigating as soon as you enlist the services of our firm. We preserve as much evidence from the accident as possible and start an investigation to uncover more details. We work closely with our clients' doctors and other treating medical professionals in order for us to fully understand the impact that the injury will have on your life. Our personal injury attorneys can then file a lawsuit that encompasses all of the losses you have suffered and may incur in the future.
Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents
All too many pedestrian accidents are hit and runs. A motorist may not even know that what they hit was a person, and doesn't take the time to stop and find out what happened, or if there are injuries to the pedestrian. A motorist may have just fled the scene without taking responsibility for what may have simply been an accident. Your own auto insurance may cover you in these types of situations. Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is designed to provide for you when a driver doesn't have adequate insurance or when you do not know who the negligent driver was.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrians are often severely injured in accidents due to the fact that they are not protected in any way from injuries. Everyone should feel safe crossing the street. However, pedestrians are often hit by a car or hit by a truck and as a result sustain injuries such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Severe abrasions and lacerations (road rash)
We also represent clients who have, unfortunately, lost a loved one as the result of a pedestrian accident. These situations are tragic and can result in us filing a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf.