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Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? You Are Our Priority!

At some point in time, everyone is a pedestrian. Pedestrians have always been at risk of being injured or killed in accidents involving automobiles, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that this risk has grown over the past 10 years, and now an even higher percentage of pedestrians are being injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents.

When a pedestrian is injured by a vehicle while walking, they may recover damages for injuries suffered because of someone else’s negligence. In order to do this, they must establish that the other person was at fault for the accident, which is why it is always a good idea to speak with a qualified pedestrian injury attorney who knows the insurance claim process and pedestrian rights.

Avrek Law Firm’s experienced pedestrian accident lawyers are attorneys for the people and combine more than 50 years of experience fighting for victim’s rights. You are our priority and we ensure the law and your rights are upheld.

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What to Expect in a Pedestrian Car Accident Compensation Claim

When a pedestrian is injured, there may be multiple parties legally responsible for the accident, depending on the situation. Potential liable parties may include:

  • The driver of an automobile that hits a pedestrian
  • The person/persons responsible for maintaining a sidewalk, road or parking lot where the pedestrian was injured
  • The pedestrian

Obtaining pedestrian injury compensation in a pedestrian accident case usually hinges on the level of care exercised by those involved. In many of these types of accidents, it may seem obvious who was at fault, but the courts look at several different factors to determine negligence.

Drivers must operate their vehicle with reasonable care for the circumstance, and failure to do so is considered negligence. If they are found to be negligent, they may be required to pay for damages they cause to a pedestrian.

In general, insurance companies maintain one goal – to pay out as little as possible on claims against their insured. For most people, especially when they are recovering from accident injuries, the insurance process can be complicated and it’s difficult to know the next steps to take when you don’t know what to expect.

Remember, insurance companies are not on your side. Without an attorney, victims can undervalue the compensation they are owed. When you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable pedestrian injury attorney to maximize the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.


Auto v. Pedestrian

Client was fatally injured when they fell onto the roadway and were ran over.


Auto v. Pedestrian

While walking across the street, client was struck by a vehicle and was then taken to the hospital with critical injuries.


Auto v. Pedestrian

The pedestrian client was struck by a vehicle and the insurance company failed to pay the $100,000 policy limits, resulting in a much higher settlement.


Auto v. Pedestrian

A pedestrian was hit in a crosswalk by an undercover police officer.


Auto v. Pedestrian

A tow truck hit the pedestrian in a crosswalk, causing a broken leg and ankle, and requiring surgery.


Auto v. Pedestrian

Severe injuries were sustained when the client riding his skateboard and hit by a car on the roadway.


Auto v. Pedestrian

The defendant ran over the pedestrian client who was resting at a park.


Auto v. Pedestrian

The defendant struck a pedestrian in a motorized wheelchair when he was crossing a street in a crosswalk.


Auto v. Pedestrian

The client was dropped off at school, and when she crossed the street, she was hit by a car whose driver was blinded by the sun.


Auto v. Pedestrian

The client was buckling up a baby in the backseat of her car when a car pulled into the space next to her and crushed her against the car door.


Auto v. Pedestrian

As client was walking his dog, he was hit by a car making a wide left turn.

A pedestrian in a crosswalk about to be hit by a car

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2018 totaled 6,283 – the most deaths since 1990. The most common factors contributing to these accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians
  • Failure to obey traffic or signs or signals
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Road or weather conditions

When motorists fail to yield to pedestrians on the road, they are subject to liability for the accident and the pedestrian is injured or killed. Bottom line – pedestrians are no match for a motor vehicle.

Insurance companies and their red tape can confuse an already complicated situation. Without an attorney, many victims underestimate the value of their damages, so it’s important to have an experienced pedestrian accident attorney on your side to work with the insurance companies involved and to determine the appropriate amount of compensation you are owed for your injuries.

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Work with a Qualified Pedestrian Accident Attorney

When you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, speaking to a knowledgeable pedestrian injury lawyer can help determine if you have a valid claim and, if so, what next steps you should take. It is near impossible for a victim to fully determine the value of their own claim, but Avrek Law Firm’s experience representing victims consistently obtains the highest amount of compensation for their damages.

Avrek Law Firm knows how to handle the insurance companies’ processes and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for victims in personal injury claims. We fight for you, and you don’t pay us a penny unless we win! For a free case review to discuss your case details – call our office or complete the online form today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. If you are inside the crosswalk and you have the right of way, then you may bring a claim against the driver who struck you. Sometimes police reports will place the pedestrian at fault for an accident and you may think that this will prohibit you from getting a settlement. Avrek Law Firm is very experienced in this type of claim, and we have recovered millions of dollars for our pedestrian clients that were placed at fault for an accident.

Yes. Most states have comparative fault laws that allow individuals to recover compensation in a pedestrian accident even if they are partially at fault. For example, if a jury were to award you $100,000 for the claim, but determine you are 25% at fault, your recovery would be reduced by 25% and you would receive $75,000. Even if you are at fault, you should call an attorney right away. You may still be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Yes. Drivers have a heightened duty of care because their vehicle may cause death or serious bodily injury if it is improperly operated. Drivers of motor vehicles have a duty to operate their vehicle in a safe, responsible manner in order to avoid injuries to pedestrians.

Yes. The insurance company of the person who hit you will be responsible for reimbursing you whether or not you have car insurance.

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