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Pedestrians hit by a car, whether on the road, crosswalk, or parking lot, sustain traumatic injuries, from broken bones to fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and more. Who is liable in pedestrian accidents – the driver or the pedestrian? Many automatically assume the driver is liable in car accidents involving pedestrians; however, there are times when a pedestrian can share responsibility.
A pedestrian accident lawyer can help you pursue financial recovery by:
Either way, you will need to prove that the driver was at fault for the accident, which means establishing the elements of negligence.
Your lawyer will gather and use any evidence from the accident to prove negligence, such as:
Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. That means that all parties in an accident can be held liable for damages based on how much each contributed to the accident. If the plaintiff (or you as the pedestrian) are partially responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
Pedestrians may be at least partially at fault when:
Your personal injury attorney will help you understand how this might apply to your situation.
Questions? Call us at (877) 284-6600.
There are rules of the road that must be followed when driving a car, riding a bicycle or walking. Some of these include:
These and others can be found in Chapter 300 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.
The CDC provides these safety precautions for pedestrians.
Having an attorney who is your advocate can offer you peace of mind during your recovery. We have a successful track record of helping accident victims collect the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys can:
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a pedestrian-related accident in which you suffered serious injuries? Call the Kansas City-based law firm of Nash & Franciskato at (877) 284-6600.
One of our experienced staff will speak with you personally and will provide you with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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