If you are looking for a pedestrian accident lawyer in Independence, you came to the right place. We understand that being hit by a motor vehicle can change your life forever. We have helped countless of unfortunate victims find compensation for their injuries in these kinds of cases. In Missouri, car accidents between vehicles and pedestrians occur at the statistical rate of once every 110 minutes. A personal injury lawyer must have a comprehensive understanding of all state traffic laws as well as Independence ordinances to effectively represent those hit by motor vehicles.
Missouri law requires that all motorists use the highest degree of care in the operation of their motor vehicle. This is a much higher duty of care than is required of a person crossing a street. Missouri law only requires pedestrians to use “ordinary care”, which is defined as the care a reasonable person would use in the same circumstances. This difference in legal duty is the beginning point for analyzing who has the right of way and who was at fault.
Sadly, there is no one answer to this question. Rather, each case in Independence needs to be evaluated on its own merits, with an eye towards who failed to uphold their legal duty. Sometimes, both parties can be at fault.
Often, defense attorneys argue that a plaintiff was at fault because they failed to walk within a crosswalk, violated traffic signals, darted right into traffic, impeded the flow of traffic or jaywalked. The job of a plaintiff’s attorney is to gather all the facts that prove the defendant did or did not do things that they should have done and how those contributed or caused the accident in Independence
Under Missouri law, all liability policies must provide coverage for the driver’s negligence. Also, all policies must have uninsured motorist coverage, which means your own insurance will cover you it you are hit by an uninsured motorist, even when you aren’t in a car. Also, medical payment coverage can possibly provide you benefits if you carry the coverage.
We have extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from pedestrian accidents in Independence. Contact E. Ryan Bradley today and speak to us about your case for free.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients. Below are some of our recent personal injury case results.
"Overall, I had a great experience working with The Bradley Law Firm!! I would recommend Ryan and his team to anyone. Being involved in a car accident can be quite stressful and dealing with insurance companies can be even more stressful. Having Ryan in my corner lifted a huge burden off my shoulders and made this process much easier for me. They handled everything. Tina is great…she is awesome! She’s extremely patient and kept me informed throughout the entire process. The Bradley Law Firm team is very personable, easy to talk to, and a pleasure to work with."
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients.
It is our mission to ensure you receive a maximum recovery for all of your damages, to the fullest extent under the law.
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