Fighting For Maximum Compensation For Injured Pedestrians
Pedestrian accidents can cause catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Pedestrians are generally out in the open and have little to no protection against speeding vehicles and distracted drivers.
If you or someone you love has been struck and injured by a vehicle, contact Rogers Sevastianos & Bante LLP for a free case review and to learn more about how our pedestrian accident attorneys can help.
Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents
There are several elements that are typically involved in pedestrian accidents:
- Speeding – driving over the designated speed limit and driving recklessly. This is the most common cause of pedestrian accidents.
- Distracted driving – texting and driving, talking on the phone, playing with the radio, watching videos on your phone, adjusting the GPS and not paying attention to passengers while driving are some of the most common causes of distracted driving accidents.
- Ignoring traffic signs – failure to stop at stop signs, yielding or stopping at stop light signals or ignoring other traffic signals.
- Bad weather – failure to drive slower during rainy or snowy weather can result in not having enough time to react to pedestrians in crosswalks or other areas.
- Driving under the influence – driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can lead to slower reaction times, resulting in missed traffic signs, failure to yield to pedestrians and other situations that can increase the likelihood of a pedestrian accident.
What To Do After A Pedestrian Accident
Few things are more traumatic than being hit as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle. Pedestrian accidents cause debilitating physical injuries, as well as emotional and financial losses. After a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, it’s critical to first remain calm and call 911. The sooner you seek medical attention, the sooner you can get the medical assistance you need. After getting evaluated by a doctor, you should document your injuries, file a police crash report and immediately consult an attorney about the situation. A qualified attorney will protect you from the insurance company, and make certain that you receive FULL compensation for all losses – because half justice is no justice.
Missouri Rules Of The Road
Under Missouri law, drivers are required to yield to pedestrians. When traffic signals are not in place or in operation, the driver of the vehicle is required to slow down or stop and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians attempting to cross the street. It is the responsibility of motor vehicle drivers to drive carefully, reduce speed as needed, stay alert to pedestrians and other potential dangers on the road and avoid endangering pedestrians at all costs.
Contact Our St. Louis Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle, you need to contact the experienced attorneys at Rogers Sevastianos & Bante LLP for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We have over 100 years of combined legal experience in protecting the rights of victims in Missouri and Illinois. We will thoroughly evaluate your case and are prepared to help you seek fair and just compensation for the injuries you sustained. Call 314-884-8991 today or reach out online to speak to a member of our team and schedule your free consultation.