Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Serving Park City
Are You Being Offered Maximum Compensation After an Accident? We Can Help You Find Out.
Marked crosswalks that are not accompanied by a traffic light or stop sign are among the most dangerous places for pedestrians. When there is another traffic signifier at the same place, it seems, drivers look more carefully before advancing through an intersection. Without that reminder, they may not notice a pedestrian until it is too late.
Traffic planners may be gathering data like these to make cities safer for those of us on foot, but they’re not doing so fast enough. Between 2017 and 2018, pedestrian fatalities in America rose 3.4% continuing a decades-long trend. More help is clearly needed to keep our pedestrians safe.
For those who have already been injured in a pedestrian accident, the law can help you pursue justice. Our attorneys are committed to supporting accident victims as they pursue compensation for damages. Whether negotiating with an insurer or arguing in court, we can make a strong case and fight with determination until the very end.
Why Pedestrian Accidents, Injuries, and Deaths Are Increasing
Over the past 10 years, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents has been steadily increasing. In 2018, the last year for which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has full data, 6,677 pedestrians were involved in fatal accidents. Why are so many accidents these days resulting in deadly injuries? One factor is the size of the car involved.
With large SUVs and crossovers becoming more popular among Americans, an accident is just more likely to cause damage. Between 2004 and 2017, as consumers have traded up, the rate of pedestrian deaths increased from 7% to 8.35%. It’s likely the rate of serious injury increased during this time as well, with well over 100,000 accident victims requiring emergency treatment yearly.
Another factor, this one unexpected, is the time of day. It turns out much of the increase in pedestrian deaths is due to a rise in fatal nighttime accidents. This figure goes hand in hand with the scary news that the rate of hit-and-run accidents is increasing. Pedestrians have always been at a higher risk from hit-and-runs, carrying 65% of the death toll. As more drivers make the irresponsible decision to speed away instead of slowing down, they are making the roads less safe for those of us on foot.
We Help with Many Kinds of Pedestrian Accidents
Whether it happened at a crosswalk, on the side of the road, or after dark, our attorneys are prepared to help accident victims prove a driver’s fault so they can find justice. We can investigate the accident if needed, searching out information about who is liable and gathering evidence to back up your case. If you’ve been seriously injured, we’ll bring in medical professionals to consult on your treatment, so we know how much your claim is worth.
We aren’t afraid to take on complex cases or those that will take hard work. Our job is to help people like you find justice—and we’ll do whatever it takes. Come talk to us if you or a loved one has suffered:
- Chest Injury
- Dislocations or Sprains
- Face Injury
- Injury to Joints or Ligaments
- Neck Injury
- Leg Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
We have the capability to handle all types of injuries and damages, so even if your condition is not listed above, come speak to our attorneys to see if you are eligible to file a claim.
Working with Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
When you retain our team, you get a group of dedicated and caring attorneys to work your case. As a small, local firm, we care about our community. That means we take the time to get to know you and your story so we can provide support wherever you need it. Whether you haven’t yet filed a claim, are struggling to get a fair settlement, or are ready to sue an insurer, our attorneys are ready to do whatever we can.
The trust between a lawyer and their client is essential to a good working relationship. That’s why we invite you to come meet our team in a free consultation before you decide your next steps. We’ll get to know you and help you understand what your legal options are when it comes to recovering compensation.