Pedestrian accidents are common in Layton, and a lawyer is the best way to seek compensation for the victims. According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, 320 people died in car accidents in 2021, and many of those were just people passing by.
You may need an attorney if you or a family member were injured in the streets of Layton or lost a loved one in an accident. A pedestrian accident lawyer can help you put together a case, negotiate with insurance companies and even represent you in court, if necessary.
Under Utah law, there are many sections dedicated to pedestrian safety. Drivers who don’t pay attention to them can be held liable for any injury or wrongful pedestrian death in a car accident.
For instance, drivers must exercise extreme caution when approaching pedestrian crossings or when minors are around. They also are meant to observe road signaling and people with disabilities on the street.
Utah has a comprehensive list of Pedestrians’ Rights and Duties that can help determine if you are entitled to present a claim.
Accidents close to crosswalks, parks, or other pedestrian spaces, often lead to injuries in those who were just passing by. A car accident can lead to a pedestrian’s wrongful death in the most severe cases.
These are some of the most common injuries our personal injury attorneys find in pedestrian-related accidents:
A brain injury is among the worst injuries a pedestrian can get from getting hit by a car. A victim can experience life-changing consequences, and in many cases, they find out days or even weeks after the accident. Brain injuries are painful but also expensive.
Most pedestrian victims in car accidents report broken bones. Depending on the part of the body affected, recovery can take weeks to years. The long-term consequences and medical expenses of a broken bone injury need to be determined by your lawyer.
The only injury that can surpass the cost of a brain injury. Treatments for spinal cord injuries tend to be the most tech-based. But also the ones who require the most specialized medics and equipment. Some of the highest settlements for pedestrian accidents our attorneys have gotten are for spinal cord injuries.
Pedestrian accidents occur when a driver doesn’t yield the right of way, crosses a red light, or invades pedestrian space. Sometimes pedestrians get hurt during a car crash or a truck accident, either hit by debris or by a vehicle invading the sidewalk.
Some of the most common situations when pedestrians get injured are:
Filing a claim for a pedestrian accident in Layton can be long and complicated. Also, you need to handle a lot of paperwork and remember appointments. You also need to prepare evidence and build a case to present in court -If you cannot get a settlement.
Also, insurance companies will try to dismiss your case or present an offer that may not be enough to cover your damages. Some of the things they will argue are:
The first thing is to get adequate medical attention, but equally important is to get an attorney. We understand it may be difficult to think about insurance and courtrooms if you just suffered major injuries. But presenting a legal battle for compensation can be necessary to cover the cost of your injuries.
An attorney can help you put the right price to your claim, to help you with present health care bills and future medical expenses. All while you take the time to recover from your injuries. Contact us today, and let us take the legal battle off your shoulders.