Anyone who has been through a motor vehicle accident knows that it can be a traumatic experience. Whether the accident involved an car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle, you have the right to take legal action against any person, company, or entity that is responsible.

As consumers, we trust that the products we purchase meet certain standards for safety. We also have to trust that the products used or prescribed by our physicians or made available to purchase are safe and free defects or flaws that could inflict injury, illness, or death.
If you have sustained injuries because of a product defect or recalled drug, you may have a product liability claim.

Brent Cordell

Attorney at Law

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Pedestrian Accidents


 
Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Specialist

Every year thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions in the United States. Pedestrians account for two percent of those injured or killed in traffic accidents overall.

Pedestrian accidents can also occur as a result of non-vehicular incidents. While statistics show a drop in pedestrian fatalities in recent years, pedestrian safety is still a problem.

Some of the more common causes are:

  • Walking/running into the roadway and being struck by an oncoming vehicle.
  • Drivers who do not see the pedestrian in time to stop.
  • Drivers who run a red light at an intersection.
  • Being struck while getting out of a parked vehicle.
  • Being struck by a car moving in reverse or turning a corner.

Other less common pedestrian accidents include pedestrians who are struck intentionally, by fallen cargo, or in a driverless vehicle incident (one involving an automotive defect).

Dangerous pavement and other environmental hazards can also cause pedestrian accidents, but overall the most common cause of pedestrian accidents is usually a driver's negligence.

Although circumstances vary from case to case, the liable party could be the motorist who strikes the pedestrian, the party responsible for maintaining the area where the accident happened, an auto manufacturer, or the pedestrian themself. If another party's wrongdoing or negligence caused your pedestrian accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses and suffering. This is true even if you were partially at fault for the accident.

What Should I Do Right After a Pedestrian Accident?

First and foremost, call the police to file a report. It is important not to leave the scene of the accident unless medically necessary. Gather as much information as possible including the names of all witnesses and parties involved. You may also wish to take photos of the scene and of any injuries sustained as further documentation.
Before entering into negotiations with an at-fault driver or an insurance company, you should contact an attorney experienced in pedestrian accidents.

If you or someone you love has suffered injury or death as a result of a pedestrian accident, it is important to know your rights. You have the right to pursue a claim and recover damages if you have suffered injury due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.
To preserve your legal rights, it is important to seek the early advice of a qualified attorney. Every pedestrian accident is subject to a statute of limitations, which places a limit on the time you have to file.

 

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