Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group of people in and around the roadways, and they often sustain serious injuries in a crash. If you or someone you love has been injured and needs help from a St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney, turn to the team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. for help. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will thoroughly investigate the incident in order to prove liability and secure the compensation you need to get through this.
Pedestrians should be safe when they are out and about. Unfortunately, we know that they often suffer the most devastating injuries in incidents involving vehicles. Pedestrians have no protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. Not only do they sustain an impact with the vehicle, but they can be further injured by impacting the ground. It is not uncommon for our pedestrian crash lawyers to encounter the following:
Each of these injuries requires medical care and can lead to major medical bills. In many cases, pedestrian accident victims cannot work while they recover, leading to lost income as well.
According to the Missouri Department of Public Safety, we know that there were 1,451 total pedestrian accidents during the latest reporting year. These crashes lead to 101 fatalities and 1,391 injuries.
If a driver’s negligent or careless actions caused the crash, their insurance should be responsible for covering your accident-related expenses. Pedestrians are most vulnerable to injuries when drivers:
In many cases, pedestrian accidents happen in areas like pedestrian crosswalks, on sidewalks, or in parking lots, all areas where a person least expects to be in danger.
Vehicle drivers are not the only ones who can harm pedestrians. Motorcyclists, bicyclists, skateboarders, scooter riders, and more can all cause serious injuries when they impact a pedestrian. Municipalities could also be held liable if roadway defects or malfunctioning signs caused the injuries.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a pedestrian crash caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we will get to work investigating what happened in order to secure the compensation you truly need. This could include:
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