About every 110 minutes, a car accident involving a pedestrian occurs in the state of Missouri, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Pedestrian versus car accidents are generally the most deadly types of traffic accidents that occur due to the fact that pedestrians have nothing to shield them from the impact of heavy motor vehicles. Factors that can increase the chances that pedestrian versus car accidents will occur include (but are not limited to):
- Poor street lighting at night and/or lack of reflectors on crosswalks
- Malfunctioning signals at intersections
- Lack of signage or fading paint associated with crosswalks
- Vehicle equipment failures, particularly brake system failures
- Driver negligence, such as drivers not paying attention to the road, falling asleep at the wheel or having slowed reaction times due to alcohol or drug impairment
In the first three examples, the city or entity responsible for keeping roadways safe would be the liable party and, as a result, could be named the defendant in a pedestrian accident lawsuit. Alternately, a vehicle equipment manufacturer or another driver would be the negligent party (respectively, in the last two examples) and could be forced to pay victims compensation for their injuries and losses in a pedestrian accident lawsuit.
Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits
The St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in traffic accident cases, workers’ compensation cases, wrongful death cases, defective product and dangerous drug cases and various other areas of personal injury litigation. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases.
If you were involved in a pedestrian versus car accident and are currently in need of a Missouri or Illinois pedestrian accident lawyer, we encourage you to email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at (573) 333-3333 for our Missouri office or at (618) 888-8888 for our Illinois office. We offer free consultations.