Salina, Kansas Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
The number of pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles and suffer injuries, some of which are fatal, is shocking. Data published by the Kansas Department of Transportation shows that every year there are hundreds of injuries and dozens of pedestrian deaths reported. While Salina can be a lovely place to take a walk, a negligent driver can be lurking anywhere. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, our skilled personal injury attorneys can represent you.
Pedestrian Accident-Related Injuries can be Costly
There is no doubt that the injuries that a pedestrian occurs in a pedestrian accident can be severe. With no protections to prevent injuries, a pedestrian may suffer:
- Bone fractures;
- Internal injuries;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Spinal cord injury;
- Road rash;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Burn injuries; and
These injuries can have serious consequences on a pedestrian’s life. Injuries are not only excruciatingly painful and sometimes disabling, they are also expensive to treat. In addition to large medical bills, an injured person may be prevented from working and earning an income post-injury, as well.
Determining Fault After a Pedestrian Accident
After an accident involving a pedestrian and the driver of a motor vehicle occurs, it is important that fault is established in order to determine liability, or legal responsibility. Either party may be found at fault for the accident depending on the facts of the case; drivers are not always to blame for pedestrian accidents.
Fault is based on negligence (the failure to behave with a reasonable degree of care) or negligence per se (the violation of a statute or law). You will need to prove that the driver broke a law, i.e. failed to yield to you while you were in a crosswalk, or was otherwise negligent, i.e. was texting while driving, and that this was the direct cause of your accident and injuries.
Recovering the Compensation You Deserve
You deserve to be fully compensated for your losses, and our Salina pedestrian accident lawyers can help. We work hard to prove the fault of the responsible driver, and diminish any allegations of shared fault. We also work with experts to valuate your damages award, negotiating for your right to recover the full extent of your economic and noneconomic losses.
Call Our Salina Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Pedestrian accidents are scary and can leave victims with long-term disabilities. At the offices of Neustrom & Associates, our Salina pedestrian accident lawyers understand the physical and emotional pain you are experiencing, and want you to know that you have an advocate on your side in our law firm. We have more than 80 years of combined legal experience, and aggressively fight for our clients’ best interests. For a free consultation with our law offices, please call us today or tell us more about your case by sending us a confidential message. We work on a contingency fee basis, and never charge you hourly or upfront fees.