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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

With a populated urban area, pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence in Salt Lake City.

A trusted attorney can provide you with invaluable legal counsel if you or someone you love has been injured in this type of accident.

We serve all of Utah. Let Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC protect your rights, represent your interests, and hold liable parties accountable.

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Pedestrian Accidents Are Serious
and More Common Than You Think

Pedestrians are at much greater risk of severe personal injury or death than motorists, as they are afforded no protection in accidents. According to the Utah Department of Transportation, there were 179 serious injuries and 40 pedestrian fatalities in 2023. Injuries are trending upwards and pedestrian deaths make up 15% of all traffic-related fatalities.

Though pedestrians are always at risk when in the presence of motor vehicles, risks increase in poor weather conditions, during twilight hours, and at night. Additionally, the majority of pedestrian fatalities occur in urban areas, 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.

If you have suffered a personal injury due to a pedestrian accident, don't trust that the insurance companies will offer fair compensation. You need an injury attorney who goes after every penny you deserve.

Common Causes of Injury

A number of contributing factors can result in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents often occur when a motorist:

  • Fails to yield
  • Fails to maintain a proper lookout
  • Drives at an unsafe speed
  • Fails to adapt to weather conditions

Regardless of the cause, if a motorist strikes and injures a pedestrian, they can be held liable for damages. To ensure the best chance of recovery in your pedestrian accident case, we encourage you to seek legal counsel from the pedestrian accident attorneys at our Salt Lake City legal office, serving all of Utah. The value of an attorney cannot be overstated—it can be the difference between a successful recovery and no recourse of any sort.

We Seek Maximum Damages

Serious injuries often result from pedestrian accidents, due to the exposed and vulnerable nature of the victim. For that reason, we litigate aggressively on behalf of accident victims to help ensure they receive the maximum amount of damages available. Cognizant of our clients' needs, our personal injury lawyers will pursue damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lifetime care costs (in cases of traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury)
  • Loss of wages (including those relating to limited earning capacity or permanent loss of employment)
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Understanding Wrongful Death

In the tragic event of a loved one's death in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane can guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim. In these cases, the family members of the decedent can typically file a claim for damages relating to medical and funeral expenses, loss of income, and loss of consortium.

Establishing Liability

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, the team at our Salt Lake City, UT, injury law office 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 demonstrated.

We work 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. Our pedestrian accident lawyers have the resources necessary to pinpoint fault, illustrate liability in court, and recover just and fair financial compensation on behalf of our clients.

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, we work diligently to protect the rights of our clients. You can trust our team to provide you with sound legal counsel and unwavering representation if you or someone you love is injured as a result of a pedestrian accident.
Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (801) 335-6467.

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