A Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Hold Liable Parties Accountable
With a populated urban area, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents, are unfortunately a common occurrence in Salt Lake City. Our personal injury group, led by Mr. Norm Younker, has a wealth of experience handling pedestrian accident claims. A trusted pedestrian accident attorney from our Salt Lake City, UT, firm can provide you with invaluable legal counsel if you or someone you love has been injured in such an accident. We can help ensure your rights are protected, your interests are represented, and the liable party is held accountable for losses. To learn more about your legal options and discuss your case in detail, contact our firm today.
Pedestrian Accidents and Severe Injury
Pedestrians are at much greater risk of severe injury or death in accidents than motorists, as they are afforded no protection from the tremendous energies of such crashes. Though pedestrians are always at risk when in the presence of motor vehicles, the DOT and NHTSA indicate that risks increase in poor weather conditions, during twilight hours, and at night. Two-thirds of all pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas as well, due to the abundant presence of motor vehicles and their proximity to pedestrians. The two deadliest days of the year are typically Halloween and New Year's Day, which are arguably the days during which pedestrians are most prevalent.
Common Causes of Injury
A number of contributing factors can result in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents can occur when a:
- Motorist fails to yield
- Motorist fails to maintain a proper lookout
- Motorist drives at an unsafe speed
- Motorist fails to adapt to changing weather conditions
Regardless of cause, if a motorist strikes and injures a pedestrian, they can be held liable for damages. To ensure the best chance of recovery, we encourage you to seek legal counsel from seasoned attorneys. The value of an attorney cannot be overstated. It can be the difference between a successful recovery and no recourse of any sort.
Seeking Maximum Damages
Injuries in pedestrian accidents are often severe, due to the exposed and vulnerable nature of the victim. For that reason, we litigate aggressively on our clients' behalf to help ensure they receive the maximum amount of damages available. Cognizant of our clients' needs in such cases, we will pursue damages for medical costs, future related medical expenses, lifetime care costs should the victim have suffered traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, and loss of wages, including those relating to inhibited earning capacity or permanent loss of employment.
Regardless of cause, if a motorist strikes and injures a pedestrian, they can be held liable for damages.
In the tragic event of a loved one's death in a pedestrian accident, the attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane can guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim. In such cases, the family members of the decedent can typically file a claim for damages relating to medical and funeral expenses, loss of income and contribution, and loss of consortium.
It is important to note that motorists are required by law to yield to pedestrians at all times, and they should take all appropriate and necessary precautions to prevent accidents from occurring. In pedestrian accidents, our team works diligently to establish liability beyond doubt. Though the assumption within the law is that the driver is the at-fault party, it still must be shown. With a nationwide network of more than 1,000 experts in the fields of forensics, medicine, and accident reconstruction who can be called upon for counsel, we have the resources necessary to pinpoint fault, illustrate liability in court, and recover just and fair financial compensation on behalf of our clients.
Contact Our Law Firm
We encourage you to contact our law firm online or call us at (801) 335-6467 if you have questions regarding your rights or would like to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer. At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, we work diligently on behalf of our clients to protect their rights. You can trust our team to provide you with sound legal counsel and unwavering representation should you or someone you love be injured as a result of a pedestrian accident.