Pedestrian accidents can happen to anyone. Even if you’re following traffic laws, there is always a risk of being injured by a driver who’s distracted, intoxicated, or otherwise not paying attention to the road.
Fair Compensation from your Insurance Company
With an Advocate on your side, you’ll have a team of friendly personal injury attorneys available to you 24/7 if you have any questions about your case. If you’ve been injured, you’re entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the costs related to any injuries you’ve endured.
Even if you’re not at fault in a pedestrian accident in Utah and have ample evidence to prove it, it can still be difficult to get the auto insurance companies to cooperate and do their part to assist you in your recovery from your personal injury. With help from an Advocate, we’ll fight to make sure your rights are fully exercised and that you are treated fairly by both the legal system and the insurance company.
Aggressive and Persistent Representation for Pedestrian Accidents
Having over 20 years of experience dealing with pedestrian accidents, our personal injury attorneys will offer you the best representation in Salt Lake City. As always, The Advocates won’t charge you a penny until we win your case.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
In 2012, over 4,700 pedestrians were killed in traffic related accidents in the United States. Another 76,000 pedestrians were injured. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours and a pedestrian injury every 7 minutes. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.
- Pedestrians can increase their visibility at night by using a flashlight and wearing light-colored and reflective clothing.
- Whenever possible, especially in urban areas, pedestrians should cross the street at designated crosswalks or intersections.
- In Utah, and all other states, it is much safer to walk on a sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, you can reduce your risk of a pedestrian accident by walking on the shoulder of the road, facing traffic.
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In Case of an Accident
If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident in Utah, it’s important to gather insurance information from the driver who caused the accident, and keep track of your medical bills. If there were witnesses, make sure they write down what they saw. We can take care of the rest!