One of the first and most important rules of the road that drivers are taught is that pedestrians have the right of way. What this means may not always be immediately clear, but generally speaking, it requires that drivers yield to pedestrians who are crossing the road in front of them.
At a minimum, every driver should take precautions to ensure that he or she does not strike a defenseless pedestrian with a motor vehicle since the consequences can be devastating. Unfortunately, each year there are thousands of negligent drivers who fail to uphold this essential responsibility, and pedestrians suffer serious injury or death as a result.
If you have been struck by a negligent or reckless driver, or have tragically lost a loved one who was killed in such a collision, then you may be entitled to pursue a legal action against the responsible party.
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Your Rights After a Pedestrian Accident in Missouri
Pedestrians have the right to traverse sidewalks, crosswalks, and roadways in safety. When this right is violated by negligent drivers, the injured pedestrian has the right to pursue financial compensation for damages they have sustained as a result of the accident.
These damages may include:
- Lost income
- Medical bills
- Damage to personal property
- Loss of earning potential
- Permanent disability
- Funeral and burial expenses
The Springfield pedestrian accident lawyers at Strong-Garner-Bauer can handle all aspects of your claim, including negotiating with the insurance company, helping you find proper medical treatment, and proving who was at fault for your injuries. You can trust our team of experienced trial attorneys to fight aggressively for you!
Factors in Missouri Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable because they do not have anything to protect them from the impact of a vehicle and the subsequent impacts with the ground or other objects. Even at slow to moderate speeds, fractured bones and traumatic brain injuries are distinctly possible outcomes of being struck by a car.
While circumstances surrounding every pedestrian accident are unique, there are a number of factors that are common to many such incidents, including:
- Excessive speed
- Intoxicated driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Aggressive and reckless driving
- Intentional malice
Let us help you to seek the financial compensation that you deserve from a negligent driver who has left you with expensive medical bills and extensive injuries.
Contact the Springfield pedestrian accident attorneys at Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. at (417) 855-2022 to schedule a free consultation today.
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