Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Pedestrians who are injured in a vehicle accident can get compensation for their losses with the help of a Tacoma pedestrian accident lawyer. When a pedestrian is struck by any type of vehicle, even one moving at a slow speed, the resulting injuries can be quite serious. Deaths are common in accidents caused by a pedestrian as well. If you or someone you love is injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, it’s often the driver of the vehicle who is at fault. You deserve to get compensated for your injuries or losses, and a Tacoma pedestrian accident lawyer from Strong Law can assist. With our in-depth knowledge of accident and personal injury law, our caring demeanor, and our tenacious representation, you can be confident you will get the best possible outcome for your case, freeing you to focus on healing and recovery after your accident.
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS LEAVE BEHIND SERIOUS PROBLEMS
In a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, the vehicle always wins. In fact, the risk of death in pedestrian crashes is higher than in most other types of accidents because of the lack of protection between the pedestrian and the vehicle. On average, every 7 minutes, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic crash. A growing number of roads without sidewalks and crosswalks in cities like Tacoma make these accidents an even higher risk. To help reduce your risk of an accident, always follow marked traffic signals and try to cross streets at a crosswalk. Yet even the most careful pedestrians can still be involved in a crash due to a negligent or unsafe driver. If you or someone you love is injured as a result, you likely have medical bills, lost work time, and emotional trauma to deal with. The pedestrian injury lawyers in Tacoma at Strong Law can help you seek compensation for those losses, so your financial well-being is protected.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian crash, talk to a pedestrian accident lawyer at 206-741-1053.
Determining Fault After a Pedestrian Accident
Before you can seek compensation after a pedestrian accident, you must first determine who is at fault in the case. Washington is a comparative negligence state, and this means that the accident victim can share fault with the vehicle’s driver. If you are partially at fault, you may not be able to collect as much compensation for your injuries. Failing to follow traffic signals, playing along a roadway, not crossing at an appropriate intersection or corner, or walking while texting or talking on the phone can all impact the amount of fault you share in an accident. Working with a Tacoma pedestrian accident lawyer can ensure that the courts assign fault fairly, so you can protect your ability to seek compensation.
Common Types of Damages in Pedestrian Accidents
After a pedestrian accident, accident victims or their families can seek compensation for the losses they experience. This compensation is known as “damages” in the legal world, and it can cover everything from medical bills to pain and suffering. By working with the pedestrian injury lawyers at Strong Law, victims and their families can ensure that they cover all types of damages possible for their case. This can include payment for lost wages, lost potential earning capacity, ongoing therapy and support, and punitive damages to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. In the case of a fatal pedestrian accident, the victim’s family can seek damages for lost companionship and future potential income for the family. The many different types of damages can get complicated, which is why partnering with a skilled pedestrian injury attorney is so important.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer at Strong Law by calling 206-741-1053.
COMMON QUESTIONS OUR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYERS GET ASKED
As an experienced team of pedestrian injury lawyers in Tacoma, Strong Law has heard many questions over the years. Here are some of the most common and answers from our team.
What are some common injuries in pedestrian accidents?
Should I settle a pedestrian accident case out of court?
What should I do after getting hit by a car?
What are a driver’s responsibilities when sharing the road with pedestrians?
What are a pedestrian’s duties when sharing the road with drivers?
While not all accidents are the fault of a driver, many pedestrian accidents are due to driver negligence. Some common reasons for driver negligence include:
- Speeding or driving too fast for road conditions
- Ignoring traffic signs and crosswalks
- Leaving the lane
- Driving distracted
- Not using turn signals at intersections
- Driving under the influence
- Failing to yield when pedestrians have the right of way.
If you or someone you love is struck because of this type of behavior from a driver, you need to contact Strong Law right away to discuss your case with our pedestrian accident lawyers. The sooner we can start looking at your case, the better your outcome will be, because the evidence and witness testimonies are fresh. Call us as soon as possible after your accident for your free consultation.