Missouri Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Here to Fight for You & Your Recovery
While any accident can be traumatic, pedestrian accidents are especially so. People on foot are simply no match for large, multi-ton vehicles; when the two collide, the results are often disastrous. Pedestrians tend to suffer far worse injuries than the occupants of the vehicles that hit them. All too often, pedestrians are left with lifelong catastrophic injuries and, in many tragic cases, these injuries ultimately prove fatal.
If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident, you do not have to face the subsequent physical, emotional, and financial challenges on your own. Turn to the Missouri pedestrian accident lawyers at Aaron Sachs & Associates and learn how we can help you fight for the justice you deserve. Our team can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. We have years of experience representing personal injury clients and can help you navigate this process so that you can focus on healing.
Who Is Liable for Your Injuries After a Pedestrian Accident?
While pedestrians are required by law to follow traffic control devices—such as stop signals, red lights, and crossing guard signals—and should take reasonable precautions to keep themselves safe, the very fact that they just can’t stand up to cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles means that motorists have an obligation to give pedestrians the right-of-way whenever possible. You may have even heard the saying, “pedestrians always have the right of way.” While this is not strictly true (pedestrians cannot simply dart out into traffic, for example), it underlines the idea that motorists should use extreme caution when driving around or near people on foot.
Sadly, motorists do not always give pedestrians this level of care. All too often, they are distracted, careless, or reckless—with devastating consequences. When a motorist is negligent or acts wrongfully, for example, by breaking traffic laws, and this leads to a pedestrian accident resulting in injuries and other damages, the negligent motorist can be held legally liable.
Examples of How Negligence Leads to Pedestrian Accidents
How exactly does a motorist’s negligent or wrongful behavior cause a pedestrian accident? Some common examples include:
- Texting while driving or otherwise driving distracted, causing the motorist to fail to see the pedestrian
- Speeding, causing the motorist to not have enough time to slow or stop to avoid hitting a pedestrian
- Driving while intoxicated/drunk, causing the motorist’s reaction times and concentration to be lowered
- Violating traffic laws, such as running a red light or stop sign and hitting a pedestrian who was lawfully crossing the street
- Backing out of driveways or parking spaces without looking/paying attention to surroundings, leading to a pedestrian collision
- Opening the door of a parked car into a walkway or the path of a pedestrian, knocking the pedestrian down
- Failing to check for pedestrians crossing a street/in a crosswalk before making an unprotected left turn or right turn on a red light
These are just some of many examples of how a driver’s negligent or reckless actions can lead to a severe pedestrian accident. In addition to pedestrian-car collisions, pedestrians can also be hurt by negligent motorcyclists or even bicyclists who aren’t following the law. Regardless of your situation or what caused your accident, our Missouri pedestrian accident lawyers can help.
Contact Aaron Sachs & Associates for a Free Consultation
We understand the immense impact pedestrian accidents have, not only on victims, but on their entire families as well. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to answer your questions and provide you with compassionate, personalized legal guidance every step of the way.
Reach out to us at (888) 287-1046 for a complimentary case evaluation.