Helping Victims of Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri and Illinois Recover for Their Injuries
Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic event. It is even more so when you are struck as a pedestrian, which is a surprisingly frequent event throughout the United States. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 65,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents in a single year. The injuries sustained by pedestrians are usually greater and have a much more substantial impact on the victim than other types of traffic accidents. The losses you can incur in a pedestrian accident include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Traumatic brain injury
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Emotional damages
- Medical expenses
Whether you were injured in Illinois or Missouri, you are entitled to be compensated for damages caused by the negligence of others. For this reason, you should always have a lawyer review your case after involvement in a pedestrian accident.
Recognizing Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident Case
Many pedestrian accidents are the result of a careless driver striking a pedestrian without warning. Drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care at all times and, when they fail to do so, can be held legally liable for the injuries that they cause. Examples of driver negligence that could result in a pedestrian accident include the following:
- Failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Failure to maintain a vehicle
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Running stop signs
- Fatigued driving
- Improper lane usage
- Failure to signal turns
While not every accident is the result of negligence, the St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys of Kilo Flynn have decades of experience and will review the specific and unique facts of your case to determine if you are indeed the victim of the negligence of another. If there is more than one party at fault, you can rest assured that all the responsible parties will be pursued to insure the greatest possible recovery allowed under the law.
The St. Louis Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Kilo Flynn Help Those Injured by the Negligence of Others
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident as a pedestrian, caused by the negligence of another, you need an experienced and aggressive St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney to help you recover. The law firm of Kilo Flynn is here to help. You can contact us today at 314-647-8910 to schedule your free case evaluation.
All of our St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys use a contingent fee agreement, so that you owe nothing unless you recover. With offices in metropolitan St. Louis, we regularly represent clients throughout Missouri, including the counties of St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Jefferson County, Franklin County and Crawford County, as well as the Illinois counties of Madison County, St. Claire County and Monroe County, in addition to others.