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Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Being struck by a car while walking is a life changing event. According to the Utah Department of Public Safety in 2012 nearly 88% of pedestrian accidents resulted in an injury, and in most cases this could have been avoided. With all of the distractions we surround ourselves with while driving, it is more important than ever to focus on driving and paying attention when behind the wheel. As pedestrians it is also important to pay close attention to traffic, in 2012 41% of pedestrian accidents occurred in a marked crosswalk. We would all like to hope that when we are walking we are safe from harm, sadly this is not always the case. If you have been hit by a car and were injured – you need the Advocates.
Who Are The Advocates?
We are a team of expert personal injury lawyers with the vast experience in pedestrian accident cases. The insurance companies employ teams of lawyers in order to help protect their profits. The Advocates can help you get the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs you may incur from a pedestrian accident. When you are hit by a car, it is important that the driver is held accountable, and their insurance needs to adequately compensate you. Sadly, the insurance companies’ profits are based on keeping claims and settlements as low as possible. The Advocates pedestrian accident lawyer experience can help you determine costs that may be unforeseeable on your own, aggressively negotiate with the insurance companies, and in the event that you need to go to court, having the representation you need to win. At the Advocates, you don’t pay until you win. Call now at – (801) 326-0809
As drivers it is our duty to pay attention and yield the right of way to pedestrians, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety in 2012 the leading contributing factors by drivers in these types of crashes were:
- Failed to Yield Right of Way
- Hit and Run
- Driver Distraction
- Improper Backing
- Vision Obscured by Glare
As pedestrians it is also important that we are diligent in avoiding accidents for our own safety, in 2012 the leading factors of pedestrians being
hit by a car were:
- Improper crossing
- Entering roadway improperly
In 55% of accidents where someone walking was hit by a car, there was no fault or contributing factor by the person walking. If you have been injured by a vehicle, you need a pedestrian accident lawyer from the Advocates. Call now at – (801) 326-0809