Need an Injury Lawyer for a Kentucky Pedestrian Accident?
We want to reduce the number of pedestrian accidents that happen every year in the United States little by little because there is no reason for pedestrians today to have to fear walking on or alongside our roads. Did you know that, in 2013 alone, there were well over 4,500 people who lost their lives in pedestrian accidents? Nobody ever expects to go outside for a walk or a jog and never come home because a driver acted negligently in some way. Pedestrians are considered as one of the most vulnerable entities on the roads, even more so than motorcyclists and bicyclists, due to the fact that they have no protection from the outside elements. Unfortunately, drivers forget that pedestrians could be on our roads at any given time and that special care must be taken around them.
Pedestrians will continue to fall victim to these catastrophic accidents unless something changes immediately. We don’t want you to feel lost when you have been injured by a negligent driver and have missed out on financial opportunities due to your injuries. Perhaps the medical bills are piling up in front of you because your accident became much more than a hospital visit. Maybe you haven’t been able to return to work and now you wonder how you’re going to support your family. On a physical and emotional level, pedestrian accidents can be extremely draining. This is why we want to speak to you as soon as possible about what we can do for you when it comes to your accident claim.
Helping to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents
Every year pedestrian accidents occur across America, but this doesn’t have to be. We want to help you in your time of need. Here are some ways that pedestrian accidents can be prevented in Kentucky:
- Drivers constantly staying aware of their surroundings, which means driving free from all distractions
- Looking out for those who could be walking alongside roadways at any given time
- Looking for pedestrians at intersections, as they tend to cross when they are allowed to do so
- Watching out for pedestrians who may not be paying attention to the roads because they are wearing headphones or texting on a cell phone
- Giving particular close attention to the elderly and children, who are most susceptible to these accidents
Drivers have a duty to look out for pedestrians and, if they breach this duty, you could hold a party liable for your damages. However, drivers sometimes try to turn a case around on a pedestrian and claim that you played some role in your own accident. Perhaps they say that you were not paying attention and walked out in front of them or that you were walking between cars and they didn’t even see you coming. You want to be able to defend yourself by proving that the driver acted negligently, which is where we come in. We’re confident in your case and want to help.
If you have been injured due to a driver’s negligence, you may be able to compensate for your injuries. This means that you could gain economic or non-economic damages for things like medical bills, lost wages, loss of consortium, and emotional suffering. We want to help you in your time of need. Give us a call if you are a pedestrian who has been injured in a Kentucky accident and you aren’t sure how to get started on your claim.