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When you head out to walk to the market or get some exercise, you should not be taking your life in your hands. Unfortunately, however, injuries and worse are a very real concern on busy streets and roadways filled with distracted, fatigued, and aggressive drivers. And the problem is getting worse instead of better. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian injuries and fatalities are at their highest levels in four decades. Nearly 20 people die per day nationwide after being struck by a car, and many more are injured.
If you have been seriously injured while walking due to a negligent driver, or if you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian fatality, our skillful Topeka, KS, pedestrian accident lawyers can advocate for your rights. You may be able to get considerable compensation for your injuries, which can help you pay doctor bills, make up for lost income when you can’t work, and reimburse you for your pain and suffering. Contact us today at (785) 233-1836 to arrange a free consultation.
When you’re considering law firms to help with your pedestrian injury claim, choose one that is experienced and gets outstanding results. At Palmer Law Group, we are that firm. Here’s why:
Read what past clients have to say about our legal services on our testimonials page. To learn more, you can speak with one of our knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyers in Topeka.
When you have been seriously injured in an accident, your focus should be on recovery and your own well-being. You should not have to feel stressed and worried about filing claim paperwork and pursuing an insurance company for compensation so you can pay your medical bills. Our attorneys can relieve you of the anxiety and confusion following an accident by handling your legal claim from start to finish. We will help you by:
We will be with you every step of the way throughout the legal process, keeping you informed about what happens next in your case. Our responsive attorneys will never leave you wondering about the status of your claim. Get honest, reliable, and experienced legal assistance when you have been injured.
Damages you may be able to ask for in your pedestrian accident claim include payment for:
Additionally, if the negligence of the at-fault driver was especially reckless or egregious, you may be able to petition the court for punitive damages, which are meant to punish poor behavior and deter it in the future. When you work with us, our pedestrian injury lawyers will assess what the driver’s negligence is costing you now and what it may cost you in the future to arrive at a dollar amount to pursue.
You can learn more about pedestrian accidents and legal claims in this frequently asked questions section. For answers to specific questions about your case, speak directly with our Topeka pedestrian accident attorney.
How do pedestrian accidents commonly happen?
Pedestrian accidents happen in a variety of ways, including due to the negligence of careless drivers. Drivers who text while driving, speed, run stop signs and stop lights, race through blind turns, fail to yield the right of way, and drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cause accidents that seriously harm pedestrians.
What are types of injuries in pedestrian accidents?
When a pedestrian is hit by a two-ton car, injuries can be catastrophic. Types of injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, organ damage, bone fractures, internal bleeding, and more. Medical treatment for such severe injuries is expensive—our pedestrian accident attorneys will pursue maximum compensation for you.
How long do pedestrian accident claims take?
How long a pedestrian accident claim takes depends on all the factors involved. In cases with strong evidence of driver liability, insurers may settle more quickly. It may take just a few months. When fault is not as clear cut, it can take longer to establish liability and reach a settlement. Cases that do not settle and instead go to trial can take a year or longer.
Do I have any rights if my family member died after being hit by a car?
If your family member died after being hit by a car, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You and other surviving family members who are eligible could potentially get payment for loss of financial support, loss of comfort and protection, loss of care and guidance, mental anguish, and other damages.
Once you hire us to represent you, you can be sure that one of our pedestrian accident attorneys will be available to answer your questions.
In general, under the Kansas statute of limitations, you have two years from the date of the accident or the date you discovered your injuries to file a claim. If your family member died, you have two years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death suit. There are some exceptions to these timelines. We can give you specific deadlines based on the circumstances of your case.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you are not alone. Our Topeka attorneys can assess your case and counsel you about your legal options. We have extensive experience successfully helping injured parties in Kansas get fair compensation for their injuries—we may be able to help you too. While our lawyers cannot take away your physical injuries and pain, we can hold the party who injured you accountable and potentially get you the financial relief you need to pay your bills and support your family. To schedule a free consultation, call our Kansas law firm at (785) 233-1836.
LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]