Every year in the United States, there are thousands of crashes on our roads. When cars collide with pedestrians, there is a high potential for serious injury. Over 100,000 crashes per year involve pedestrians who suffer serious injury or death. Victims range from children at school crossings to adults walking through shopping center parking lots. The majority of these injuries and deaths are the result of careless drivers of cars, trucks or motorcycles who speed, fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk or fail to observe other traffic signals. Drunk drivers also cause a large number of pedestrian crashes.
Many pedestrians are killed on crosswalks, sidewalks, median strips, and traffic islands. Physical separations such as overpasses, underpasses, and barriers can reduce the problem. Increased lighting and improved signal timing at intersections also can be effective. Because traffic speeds affect the risk and severity of pedestrian crashes, reducing speeds can reduce pedestrian deaths.
Vehicle factors are important too, because the most serious injuries often result from pedestrians being thrown onto the hoods, windshields, or tops of vehicles. Serious head, pelvis, and leg injuries are common, and the severity of such injuries could be mitigated by improving vehicle designs and changing materials.
When pedestrians are injured by cars and trucks or other motor vehicles, the attorneys at Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay & Iracki have the experience, skills and resources to take action against the drivers of those vehicles that cause these injuries. Unlike insurance companies that look only to protect their own interests, our firm is dedicated to doing what is right. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the crash, examine and preserve the evidence, obtain witness statements, and take the steps necessary to overcome the insurance company’s tactics.
Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay & Iracki is ready to help you obtain justice – the full, fair and complete compensation you need for your past and future pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.