Hurt In a Pedestrian Accident?

Our attorneys hold drivers accountable

Crossing the street or walking along a road should not be dangerous. Unfortunately, many pedestrians sustain serious injuries every year due to drivers hitting them without warning. Without a vehicle to protect them, pedestrians are even more vulnerable to injury than passengers and drivers involved in car accidents. Pedestrian accidents can result in broken bones, head injuries and even death in certain circumstances.

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Our knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorneys can help you. We have years of experience working with accident victims in Sioux Falls and throughout South Dakota. We know how the legal system works and we have the case results to prove it.

We understand how frustrating and overwhelming pedestrian accidents can be for injury victims. After such a serious accident, it's natural to want to take some time to recover from your injuries. But it's also important to remember you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. That's why we strongly urge you to contact our law firm right away.

How did your pedestrian accident happen?

Accidents happen to people walking on sidewalks, in crosswalks or near traffic for many reasons. But there's usually one common factor: the driver who caused the crash did something wrong. Drivers often cause pedestrian accidents due to not paying attention, speeding or driving recklessly.

Whatever the reason, you shouldn't have to suffer because of someone else's reckless behavior. You deserve to be financially compensated for your pain and suffering. You should not have to pay your own medical bills or other expenses associated with your crash.

We're here to help. We want to take an active role and get straight to work on your case. Schedule your free case evaluation today. We regularly handle pedestrian accidents involving the following scenarios:

Distracted driver crashed into me in a crosswalk.

Some drivers fail to pay attention on busy city streets. Sometimes, they're talking on a cellphone. In other cases, they're texting behind the wheel, which is illegal in South Dakota. Perhaps they're eating food, adjusting the radio or trying to read an electronic map while they drive. Whatever the reason, such activities often result in drivers hitting people legally crossing a street. Many drivers try to make up excuses, claiming the pedestrian darted out into the street without warning. We can gather the evidence you need to show that you did nothing wrong.

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Speeding driver didn't stop in time and struck me.

When people drive too fast, they don't have enough time to stop safely. This type of negligent behavior can pose a serious risk to pedestrians on busy streets in cities and small towns in South Dakota. Drivers going 10 or 20 mph over the speed limit might not have time to stop and avoid crashing into someone on foot. And because the car is exceeding the speed limit, the injuries to the victim can be much more severe than they would be in an accident involving a slower car. Don't simply assume that insurance companies will fairly compensate you. Make sure you have us on your side, fighting for you.

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Driver veered off the road and hit me.

Pedestrians and cyclists often use the shoulder of the road. Drivers are supposed to share the road and give others room to safely walk or ride. Unfortunately, many drivers don't leave enough room between their vehicle and pedestrians. As a result, many people walking along a road are struck by a car or another vehicle. If you or a loved one was hurt in such an accident, we want to help your family get your lives back on track. We can handle all the paperwork so you can focus on what really matters - your recovery.

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Drunk driver drove into me as I was walking across the street.

Drinking and driving is a frequent cause of deadly pedestrian accidents. A drunk driver who hits someone might deny being intoxicated. That's why it's critical that the police respond to your accident. That way, the officer can document the driver's condition. Otherwise, you might have a hard time convincing an insurance company that the driver was drunk. You shouldn't have to pay any expenses associated with your accident if it was caused by a drunk driver.

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Driver hit me in a crosswalk, then drove away.

Hit-and-run accidents involving pedestrians are very common. That's because the drivers who cause such accidents are often breaking the law. They may be drunk, texting while driving or driving without a license, to name a few scenarios. Whatever the reason, you do have legal options if you or a loved one is a victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident. Simply contact our law firm and find out how we can help you. We may be able to help you file a claim with your own insurance company. If the driver is found, we can help you seek compensation from his or her insurance company. You may be entitled to recover punitive damages, which are meant to send a warning to others that such bad conduct will not be tolerated.

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The street was icy and the driver skidded into me.

Just because road conditions are unsafe due to bad weather doesn't mean drivers are not responsible for causing accidents. If there's ice or snow on the road, drivers need to slow down and make sure they can safely stop to avoid collisions. When drivers fail to do so and hit a pedestrian, that driver needs to be held accountable. We can investigate your accident, build a strong legal case and take the driver or an insurance company to court if necessary. We're prepared to do whatever it takes to fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact our law firm today and find out how we can move your case forward.

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