Pedestrians are at risk of catastrophic injury or death if they are struck by negligent motorists. They have no protection from injury even in low-speed collisions in parking lots or driveways, and they may be faced with the need for ongoing medical treatment, assistive devices, or in-home care. Recovering full compensation from the at-fault party can give a pedestrian accident victim the chance to get the immediate, ongoing, and lifelong care they need.
Have you been injured as a pedestrian? Or have you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident? Let Cullan & Cullan help restore your health, stability, and quality of life to the fullest extent possible. Our Kansas City pedestrian accident attorneys are also doctors. In addition, we have degrees in anatomy and engineering. Thus, we have the level of knowledge and experience needed to provide you with the highest quality legal counsel.
Call (816) 253-8606 now for a free, confidential review of your claim. Our Kansas City pedestrian accident lawyers can also be reached via an online contact form.
What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?
Determining the cause of your accident is important, as this will influence who can be held responsible for your medical bills, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and other damages. Our Kansas City pedestrian accident lawyers will meticulously investigate your case from every angle to determine the cause.
Some of the potential causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Fatigued drivers
- Texting and otherwise distracted drivers
- Stop sign and red light violations
- Failure to yield to a pedestrian
- Drunk drivers under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
- Attempting a left-or right-hand turn without checking for pedestrians
- Reversing out of a parking lot or driveway without looking for pedestrians
Common Pedestrian Injuries
If struck by a motor vehicle, a pedestrian may sustain significant and impairing injuries, such as the following:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Abrasions/road rash
- Amputation/loss of a limb
Kansas City Pedestrian Accident FAQ
Do pedestrians have the right of way in Kansas City?
Pedestrians who are crossing within a marked or unmarked crosswalk have the right of way, meaning motorists must yield to them — pedestrians do not have the right of way when crossing outside these areas and, therefore, must yield to motorists. In other words, you will only have to worry about shared liability if you were breaking one or more pedestrian laws at the time of the accident.
Can I file a claim for an injury if the accident was my fault?
If the accident was wholly your fault, then you cannot file a claim for your injury. However, you will not be rendered ineligible for a claim in cases of shared fault, or shared liability. The laws regarding comparative fault differ drastically from state to state. Some states have pure comparative fault laws while others have a sliding comparative fault law. Under these laws if the injured party’s fault exceeds a certain percentage they cannot bring a claim. These laws are very complex and fact dependent.
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There is no question that a pedestrian accident has the power to turn your life upside down, but at Cullan & Cullan, we have the power to set things right. Put our Kansas City injury attorneys on your side. We will utilize our considerable academic and real-world experience to pursue your maximum compensation on your behalf. What's more, we work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not need to worry about up-front costs nor pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
Contact our acclaimed Kansas City lawyers online today at (816) 253-8606 to find out more about how we can help you.