As experienced Utah pedestrian accident lawyers, we know how to attain the maximum compensation for injuries and deaths caused by negligent drivers.
WERE YOU INJURED IN A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT?
William R. Rawlings & Associates accident lawyers have extensive expertise and knowledge in pedestrian accident cases. As a result, we have been able to recover large settlements on behalf of our clients. Whether the accident involves a truck, auto, motorcycle or bike, we have access to resources to conduct the most thorough investigations. Medical specialists in all fields are available to lend solid support of diagnosis, prognosis and, when applicable, cause of death. Utah's comparative negligence laws allow for shared responsibility between the pedestrian and the driver. Comparative negligence means that it is possible to collect for damages even if the pedestrian was partially negligent when the accident occurred. Comparative negligence only works when there is also contributing negligence on the part of the driver. Pedestrian accidents are complex and there are usually differing versions of what led to the accident. A thorough independent investigation is necessary to ascertain all the facts and reconstruct the accident. Our Utah pedestrian accident lawyers investigate each case on behalf of our clients. On many occasions, the police will prepare a report adverse to the pedestrian based solely on the statement of the driver. This typically occurs if the pedestrian is injured and unavailable to provide a statement at the scene of the accident. William R. Rawlings & Associates has also seen cases which the statement provided by the injured pedestrian was obtained while they are in a hospital being treated for serious injuries and under the influence of narcotics provided. We are here to help and we will do what we can to ensure you are not placed at fault for an accident that occurred due to another’s negligence.
Pedestrian Accidents Lead to Serious Injuries
Pedestrian accidents lead to very serious injuries and even death. Some injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents are back injuries, head trauma, traumatic brain injuries, and many other debilitating injuries. Many pedestrian accident injuries result in long-term impairment. This fact is not surprising when the weight of the vehicle is compared to the weight of a pedestrian. Vehicles have much more weight and force than pedestrians, and in the event of a collision it is the pedestrian who will be severely injured. Injuries that are the result of a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident may cause death. If a pedestrian who is hit by car dies, the guarantors of the deceased individual’s estate can file a wrongful death suit and claim monetary damages. Even motorcycle versus pedestrian accidents can be deadly, depending on speed and the place of bodily impact. Bicycles, while not generally lethal when hitting pedestrians, can cause severe injuries to the pedestrian including head trauma, broken bones and spinal injuries. It’s crucial to arrange an immediate consultation to initiate the claims process. Our firm's top-rated pedestrian accident attorneys are prepared to help you from start to finish. We will ensure that all necessary measures are taken to achieve the fullest compensation possible for the injuries you have sustained. We work at no out-of-pocket fee to our clients, because when we take a case, we take it on with the confidence that it will be won.
Contact a Utah Pedestrian Accident Attorney
We know from experience that many pedestrian accidents occur because motorists simply aren’t paying attention to the road. Many injuries take place when you are exactly where you are supposed to be, in a bike lane or path, or on a marked crosswalk.
We will provide you with the medical attention you need even if you do not have any medical insurance. We will make sure that you are fully compensated for time off work and that all of your expenses are reimbursed to you.
Contact the Office of William R. Rawlings & Associates, LLC today for a free consultation to speak with one of our experienced Salt Lake City accident attorneys. We will come to you, your home, your office or the hospital, if necessary.
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