The ridesharing industry has exploded over the last few years and not just with vehicles. As we know, electric scooter and electric bikes are on the scene now. Unfortunately, they have shown up and do not have much regulation.
Now, Kansas City is going to launch a pilot program to study the effects of these new transportation options in an effort to have sustainable regulation and safety standards. We currently know that a few scooter companies have an interim agreement to operate within the city, Bird and Lime. As more companies move in, and as the options expand, we are now asking ourselves a question – how safe our the pedestrians in the city?
At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we know that people face all kinds of risks when they go out each day. Do you know where to turn if you get injured while you are walking or jogging around the city?
If you need a Kansas City pedestrian accident attorney, you can call us today.
People are vulnerable when they are in or around the roadway. Even when they have the right to be there and they take the necessary safety precautions, they cannot predict the actions of the drivers around them. When a person gets struck by a vehicle, the results are often devastating. The human body is not meant to be impacted by a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds and moving at a high rate of speed.
We often see the following injuries as a result of a pedestrian versus vehicle crash:
- Major spinal cord trauma with paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Amputations of other severe soft tissue damage
These injuries require immediate and extensive medical care that can cost a tremendous amount of money. Will the insurance companies ensure that all of these expenses are covered? Will they also cover the hidden costs associated with these types of accidents, like lost wages as well as pain and suffering damages?
For the latest reporting year in Missouri, there were 1525 pedestrian crashes. Out of those, there were:
- 102 people killed
- 1478 people injured
As you can see by the numbers, almost every pedestrian crash involved some sort of injury or death. When a driver’s negligence is the reason for the crash, they need to be held responsible.
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian incident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., out knowledgeable and experienced personal injury team will get to work on securing the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. We know that you will help with medical costs as well as other hidden expenses like lost income and pain and suffering damages.