PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS IN A ST. LOUIS PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, MO

Pedestrian accident lawyer in St. Louis, MO. Attorney Amanda Hayden at The Hayden Law Firm knows that life can change in the blink of an eye. One moment, you’re safely crossing the street and the next moment, you could be on the ground with a serious or sometimes lifelong injury. These types of accidents are unfortunately all too common in St. Louis, which is why it is our mission to help victims in any way we can.

Our firm is radically client-centered in our approach to deliver exceptional results and fair compensation when you need it most. If you or a loved one were a pedestrian when you were struck by a car, contact us or call a pedestrian accident lawyer in St. Louis, MO, at The Hayden Law Firm at (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk consultation. All of the cases that we take on are subject to a contingency fee, meaning you do not pay legal fees or other fees up-front.

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Missouri Pedestrian Rights and Driver Liability

Car, truck, and motorcycle drivers must always exercise extreme care when crossing paths with a pedestrian — not just for the sake of following Missouri’s stringent driving laws but simply for the safety of the unprotected pedestrian.

For example, drivers must always:

  • Yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian in a marked or unmarked crosswalk
  • Slow down or stop at a crosswalk to check for approaching pedestrians
  • Reduce speed in pedestrian-populated areas
  • Be alert to pedestrians while making right-hand turns
  • Yield the right-of-way to persons who are blind and guided by a dog or carrying a white cane
  • Remain stopped at stop signs and allow any pedestrians to cross the roadway in front of the car
  • Keep clear of the crosswalk when stopped at a traffic signal or stop sign so that pedestrians can cross safely
  • Do their best to avoid endangering pedestrians

But crosswalk safety is certainly a two-way street. Pedestrians are also required by law to exercise reasonable care when walking on public streets, such as not crossing roadways in undesignated areas or when a “Don’t Walk” indicator is on. However, if you have allegedly violated one of these rules and were struck by a vehicle, you may still be able to seek compensation.

Keep in mind that these accidents are not always black and white. Whether or not you, the pedestrian, were breaking the law, a driver who hit you may still hold fault and should be held liable. Get in touch with a pedestrian accident lawyer in St. Louis, MO, who cares about your life and wants to safeguard your rights as a pedestrian.

Types of Pedestrian Accident Cases We Handle

Without the protection and safety that is available to those inside a car, pedestrians are in a vulnerable position every day out on the road. Therefore, the bodily injuries that result are often catastrophic in nature, including spine and neck, traumatic brain injuries, etc.

At The Hayden Law Firm, we have seen many types of cases ranging from minor to severe.

The most common cases we take on include:

  • Hit and run accidents – Occurs when a pedestrian has been struck and the responsible driver does not remain at the scene.
  • Distracted driving accidents – Occurs when a driver is distracted in some way (such as texting and driving) and is not paying attention when a pedestrian is crossing.
  • Bad weather accidents – Occurs when bad weather (such as ice or rain) makes conditions treacherous and the driver does not take the necessary precautions (such as adjusting speed or turning on wipers) to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
  • Crosswalk accidents – Occurs when a pedestrian is legally in a crosswalk and a driver fails to give them the right-of-way
  • Parking lot accidents – Occurs most often when a parking lot is busy; a driver may pull into or out of a parking space and strike a pedestrian.
  • Loss of control accidents – Occurs when a driver has lost control of the vehicle and may run up on the sidewalk, hitting a pedestrian.

A pedestrian accident can happen anywhere, anytime, and for any reason — often when you least suspect it. When this happens, you need someone on your side who will not only act fast, but will handle your case with compassion and care during this chaotic time. If you have suffered an injury, you deserve compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Contact a pedestrian accident lawyer in St. Louis, MO.


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Why You Need the Help of a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, MO.

Establishing who should pay in a pedestrian accident may seem simple — after all, a person is no match for a two-ton car. Sadly, even when a pedestrian accident is caused by driver recklessness or negligence, the insurance company will do everything they can to place blame on the victim. They may accuse you of disobeying traffic laws and, therefore, at-fault for the accident in an effort to get out of paying you a fair amount for your injuries. The Hayden Law Firm is aware of these tactics and can successfully protect your rights in disputes with insurance companies.

As a personal injury lawyer in St. Louis, MO, who is well-versed in the rights of Missouri pedestrians, Attorney Amanda Hayden combines her knowledge of law and business to secure the maximum amount of compensation. She takes the time to get to know your injuries and how they will affect you in the months and years ahead.

When The Hayden Law Firm gets involved, we investigate all circumstances surrounding the case, including gathering police reports, conducting witness interviews, obtaining street footage from nearby businesses (if available), and more. We leave no stone unturned to prove that you — the victim of a terrible accident — were not at fault for your injuries.

Get in Touch With a Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis Who Cares

An experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer can help you put the pieces back together after an injury. We want to help you understand the process from start to finish, all while looking out for your best interest at every turn. Our dedication to injured clients across Missouri and Illinois has helped many victims secure the financial relief they deserve at a time when they need it most.

If you were hit by a car, truck, or motorcycle, contact us or call our pedestrian accident lawyer in St. Louis, MO, at The Hayden Law Firm at (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk consultation.


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