Louisville Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Over $500 Million Recovered On Behalf of Injured Clients
Were you injured in a pedestrian accident? Walking, biking, or running by the roadside can be extremely dangerous, especially if nearby drivers are reckless, inattentive, or otherwise irresponsible. In a vehicle collision, pedestrians lack any type of protection, which is why they often incur more serious injuries than anyone else involved. Pedestrian accidents may result in broken bones, internal injuries, spinal damage, brain damage, and worse. In many cases, these injuries are fatal.
If you or someone you love was harmed in a pedestrian car accident in Louisville, our firm is prepared to help. Since 1986, we’ve fought for injured individuals across Kentucky, and we’ve achieved some of the largest verdicts and settlements throughout the state. We can use our ample legal resources and trial experience to help secure maximum compensation from the liable party. We host an in-house medical staff to better assist with case preparation and investigations, and we have a reputation for taking on tricky cases. However complex or challenging your case may seem, we have the knowledge and skill necessary to provide you with the guidance and support you need.
Ready to get started? Call (502) 242-8872 to schedule a free case evaluation with our Louisville pedestrian accident lawyers.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, several parties could be liable for your damages. Drivers must exhibit care when operating a vehicle, and any reckless behavior, flagrant disregard for traffic laws, or intoxicated driving could result in the driver’s full liability.
In most pedestrian car accidents, the vehicle’s driver may be found liable. However, the vehicle manufacturer or the entity responsible for maintaining the street or sidewalks might also be liable. If, for example, a crosswalk gives a false “walk” signal, resulting in a pedestrian accident, the city responsible for maintaining that crosswalk could be found negligent. Or, if the vehicle malfunctioned, causing the driver to lose control and injure a nearby pedestrian, the manufacturer responsible for the defect could be liable.
However, because each case is different, it is important to gather the necessary evidence and present it to your knowledgeable injury attorney for professional guidance. Our Louisville pedestrian accident lawyers can evaluate the circumstances of your case, establish liability, and pursue legal action against the negligent party in pursuit of maximum compensation for damages.
Seek Maximum Compensation for Damages
As previously mentioned, pedestrians are more prone to serious injury in a vehicle collision than drivers or passengers, which means the resulting damage can be extremely severe. In many cases, pedestrian accidents can result in paralysis, brain damage, and other catastrophic injuries.
Possible pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Spinal damage
Pedestrian accidents can be extremely harmful, not just physically, but financially and emotionally as well. A serious accident could be extremely traumatizing, resulting in anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, and other similar issues. Not only are these various conditions difficult to cope with, but they can also be expensive to treat. As a result, pedestrian accident survivors may face costly medical bills, as well as therapy sessions, medication expenses, and loss of work. However, paying for these damages should not fall to the injured party—the liable person(s) should pay for the resulting damages.
If you lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, you may also be left with the burden of funeral and burial expenses, the loss of their income, as well as their loss of companionship. Seeking legal recompense won’t take away the pain of your loss, but it can help you find justice and peace as you and your family move forward.
Let Our Firm Help You
If you were involved in a pedestrian car accident caused by someone else’s negligence or mistake, our firm is prepared to help you take legal action. We understand how traumatizing and intimidating these circumstances can be, which is why we are committed to helping our clients through each step of the legal process. Whatever you’re facing, we’re here to lend you the support you need.
Contact Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC to schedule a free case evaluation with our Louisville pedestrian accident lawyers, today.