Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Serving St. Paul
Pedestrian accidents involving cars and walkers or joggers are all too common in city traffic environments. Speed and inattentiveness of automobile drivers are common causes of car-pedestrian or car-bicycle accidents. Despite the existence of safety features such as crosswalks, sidewalks and bicycle lanes in many places, cars often collide with pedestrians and bicyclists in a variety of circumstances:
- Cars turning right on red, into the paths of a bicyclist or pedestrian coming from behind
- Cars turning right from stop signs, into the path of a bicyclist or pedestrian coming from behind
- Cars passing other cars, stopped to let pedestrians cross – and blocking the view of pedestrians crossing the street
- Cars speeding in parking lots, where pedestrians often appear suddenly from between parked cars
- Cars colliding with elderly people crossing streets slowly
- Cars colliding with children walking, running or riding bicycles in their neighborhoods
A pedestrian or a bicyclist has a great disadvantage in a crash with a car or truck. Namely, the human body is unprotected (although some bicyclists wear helmets, which may provide some protection). The bicycle rider or walker is often tossed into the air. In fact, there are often two points of impact that can seriously injure the person: the point of contact between the car and the person, and the point of contact between the person and the street.
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Internal organ injuries
- Head injuries (traumatic brain injury, TBI)
Determining liability after a pedestrian or bicyclist has been seriously injured is best accomplished right after the accident. Eyewitness testimony can be critical. Getting eyewitnesses’ contact information and interviewing them while their memories are still fresh can be critical to a case.
Who will pay your medical bills after you have been injured in a bicyclist or pedestrian accident? An experienced attorney is your best ally as you seek answers to this very important question. If your crash was a hit-and-run accident, your own automobile insurance’s uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UI/UIM) may be the source. But do not assume that because it is your insurance company, the company will be forthcoming about all compensation you are entitled to. A lawyer on your side can be your most important ally.
Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of numerous clients who suffered serious personal injuries. We hold people and companies accountable for negligence and wrongful acts. See some of our client testimonials to get a sense of how we can help you through a pedestrian accident injury claim.
Pedestrian Injury Lawyer In Eagan
We understand that you or your family member who has been involved in a pedestrian accident has undergone trauma. Based in Eagan, we are here to light the load by helping you get medical bills paid and recovering compensation for your losses. We are prepared to advise and represent you zealously after a pedestrian accident in the Twin Cities, Rochester or elsewhere in Minnesota. We pledge to be responsive to your needs, and we keep you informed. Our car-pedestrian accident lawyers are prepared to fight for our clients’ futures after they have been injured in serious accidents. Contact us as soon as possible at 651-364-6807.
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