If you are looking for a pedestrian accident lawyer in St. Louis, you have come to the right place. We understand being hit by car can forever change your life. Many times, pedestrians are killed through no fault of their own. Often, a person hit by a car does not fully know their legal rights.
We help pedestrians get proper compensation. In Missouri, car accidents between vehicles and pedestrians occurs once every 110 minutes. Personal injury lawyers must have an understanding of all state traffic laws and local ordinances to effectively represent those hit by cars.
The Bradley Law Firm has successfully handles all types of injury cases from cars hitting people and other accidents including:
Our St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyers are often asked “do pedestrians have the right of way” when a person is hit by a car. To answer this question, the specific facts of your auto pedestrian accident case must be analyzed. In general, Missouri law requires motorists use the highest degree of care at all times.
This is a 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 reasonably prudent person would use in the same or similar circumstance. This difference in legal duty is the starting point for analyzing who has the right of way, or who was at fault in a pedestrian versus car accident.
A St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney must evaluate each case on its own merits. Your personal injury attorney will determine what evidence demonstrates who failed to uphold their legal duty. If the person was in a pedestrian crossing, that is good evidence they are not at fault.
Sometimes both the driver and the pedestrian are at fault in an auto accident. This is called comparative fault. Sometimes fault is clear. For instance, if the driver ran a green light, fault is conclusive. Likewise, if a traffic ticket is issued to the driver and conviction is obtained, this is evidence of fault.
Often, defense lawyers will argue the pedestrian was at fault because they failed to walk within crosswalks, violated traffic signals, darted into traffic, jaywalked or impeded the flow of traffic. The job of a plaintiff’s lawyer is to figure out what evidence proves negligence on the driver. Your personal injury lawyer can then show how the driver did not use the highest degree of care and how that caused the crash.
Under Missouri law, all liability policies must provide coverage for a driver’s negligence. In addition, all policies of insurance must have uninsured motorist coverage. This means your own car insurance protects you when you are hit by an uninsured motorist. This is true even if you are not in your car. Also, if you have medical payment coverage on your own insurance policy, it may provide benefits as well.
A pedestrian is entitled to compensation when a negligent motorist hits them. Unlike auto collision cases, some insurance policies may afford not only liability coverage but also medical payment coverage. Your St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney will investigate both claims.
Our pedestrian accident law firm has extensive experience handling these claims. We have settled hundreds of these claims with the insurance company. Our office is conveniently located in St. Louis and we serve clients from throughout Missouri, including Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia and Independence.
We never charge for our legal services unless we win your pedestrian auto accident claim. Contact The Bradley Law Firm today and speak with a St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyer today 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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