Columbia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Pedestrians Have the Right of Way
Pedestrians generally have the right of way. Therefore, if a motor vehicle and a pedestrian are involved in a traffic accident, the person driving the motor vehicle is usually at fault in the eyes of the law. More importantly, pedestrians involved in traffic accidents often suffer severe injuries. In fact, in many cases, pedestrian accident victims lose their lives.
At Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C., we take pedestrian accidents very seriously. Our Columbia pedestrian accident attorneys know how to investigate these accidents and bring those responsible to justice in court. Most importantly, our legal team knows how to help pedestrian accident victims and their families secure the compensation they need for hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages (if their injuries prevent them from working), and pain and suffering.
If you were injured while walking down the street, in a crosswalk, or on a sidewalk in Columbia, MO, you may be entitled to compensation. Let us help you hold those responsible for your pedestrian accident and injuries accountable and secure the compensation you need and deserve.
Call us at (888) 287-1046 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers in Columbia today.
Missouri's Pedestrian Accident Laws
Missouri has laws that protect pedestrians. These laws are designed to ensure that all pedestrians are safe on the state's roads and sidewalks. Unfortunately, many motorists do not obey these laws. When they fail to do so, they sometimes cause pedestrian accidents that result in serious injuries and even deaths.
In Missouri, drivers are required to:
- Yield to pedestrians at crosswalks
- Stop for school buses when children are getting on or off
- Give pedestrians the right of way
- Stay alert for pedestrians
If a motorist fails to obey these laws, they are more likely to hit a pedestrian. When this happens, the pedestrian is almost always injured. In some cases, they are killed.
Who Is Liable When a Pedestrian Is Injured or Killed?
As per the law, pedestrians must adhere to traffic control devices such as stop signs, red lights, and crossing guard signals, and should take reasonable precautions to ensure their safety. However, it is undeniable that pedestrians are much more vulnerable than cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles. Therefore, whenever possible, motorists should prioritize giving pedestrians the right of way.
Unfortunately, not all motorists display this level of care. Many times, they are distracted, careless, or even reckless. When a motorist acts negligently or unlawfully, such as by disobeying traffic laws, and this results in a pedestrian accident causing injuries and other damages, the negligent motorist can be held legally responsible.
Types of Negligence That Can Result in Pedestrian Accidents
Here are a few examples of negligent acts that can lead to pedestrian accidents:
- Texting and driving.
- Drunk driving.
- Breaking traffic laws, like running a red light.
- Backing out of parking spaces without looking.
- Making a right turn at a red light or an unprotected left turn without checking for pedestrians in a crosswalk.
There are numerous instances where a driver's careless or dangerous behaviors can result in a serious pedestrian accident. No matter the circumstances or the cause of your accident, our team of Columbia pedestrian accident lawyers is here to assist you.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Columbia Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today!
Pedestrian accidents can have a significant impact on both victims and their families. Our team of experienced pedestrian accident attorneys in Columbia, Missouri is here to help. We understand the importance of addressing your concerns and providing you with compassionate, personalized legal guidance every step of the way.
Reach out to Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. at (888) 287-1046 or get in touch with our Columbia pedestrian accident lawyers online today for a free consultation.
“My husband was in a car accident, we called Aaron Sachs, and are very glad we did! First of all, they sent someone to our home to interview my husband, so he did not have to drive all the way to Springfield to their office while he was in pain.” - Former Client
“I was rear-ended by a non-insured driver. My car was totaled and I ended up having surgery on my shoulder. I was thrilled to get a settlement way larger than I could have dreamed.” - Former Client
We make sure that we are available to answer our clients’ questions, breaking down the complex legal jargon and using plain English. There is no “one size fits all” answer — your case needs and deserves individual attention, and this is what we are prepared to provide.
Our team has over 235 years of combined experience, handling over ten thousand personal injury cases. We are committed to professional excellence in every aspect of what we do and how we do it. We have over 65 employees with an exclusive focus on injury claims.
We strive to meet our clients where they are and provide the service they need. Suffering an injury is a difficult time in an individual’s life; you need representation that understands both the worries you may be feeling and the world you are now dealing with. Let us help ensure your rights are protected.