Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
A Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help YouUtah traffic laws clearly state that motor vehicles should always yield to pedestrians when they cross any road or street within a visibly marked crosswalk.
If you’ve been injured as pedestrian due to the recklessness of a motorist, you will need the help of an Advocate in order to make the best recovery possible. Our attorneys are ready to fight for you. The Advocates will help you recover compensation for your medical bills, wages lost to injury, and any rehabilitation you will need after your accident. With an Advocate on your legal team, your recovery is our first priority. We’ll take your case all the way to the courts to get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t let the insurance companies force you into a cheap settlement. Hire a pedestrian accident lawyer with The Advocates and make them pay their fair share.
Utah Pedestrian Accident Laws and Injuries
Drivers and motorists not only have a responsibility to yield for pedestrians in crosswalks, but also on sidewalks, in parking lots, and any other locations frequently occupied by both vehicles and pedestrians. Vehicles should do their best when yielding to come to a complete stop so that they may allow any and all pedestrians to safely cross the road without being injured. Drivers should be as diligent as possible by keeping an eye out for pedestrians suddenly appearing near their vehicle, especially in their blind spots.
Unfortunately, automobile accidents involving pedestrians commonly cause long term injuries, even death. Here are some of the most common pedestrian accident injuries:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s)
- Bruises, contusions, cuts, and scrapes
- Hematomas and/or hemorrhages
- Torn, sprained ligaments and muscles
Pedestrian Accident Statistics: Salt Lake City, Ogden,
According to statistics released by the Utah Department of Health, over 30 pedestrians are killed each year in Utah and just under 800 are injured in collisions involving motor vehicles. Below are a few of the major contributing factors behind pedestrian accidents:
- Distracted drivers
- Pedestrians unaware of their surroundings
- Drug or alcohol use
- Disregard of traffic signs or signals
- Cellphone use or loud music
- Failure to properly yield
- Walking on the incorrect side of the road
The best option you have after being injured in a pedestrian accident is to contact The Advocates for a free evaluation of your case. Our attorneys are ready to answer all of your legal questions. More than any other law firm, The Advocates know best how to get you maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.
A Pedestrian Accident Lawyer with The Advocates is ready to help you!
With a pedestrian accident attorney on your side, you stand to gain an injury settlement up to 5X higher than if you attempted to settle your case on your own. The attorneys with The Advocates have helped thousands of accident victims recover millions in compensation over the years. We know best how to help you win a settlement large enough to cover all of your medical expenses, lost wages, and any other unforeseen cost you may have incurred due to the recklessness of another person. Don’t wait to contact our office today either at 801-326-0809, chatting with a live attorney from our homepage, or filling out the form below. Your case deserves an Advocate!