Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Kansas City
Protecting the Rights of Victims
An accident to a pedestrian can in one moment wholly change a person's
life. Commonly, these types of accidents involve a vehicle hitting a child
in a school zone, running into a pedestrian at a crosswalk or backing
into an unsuspecting person in a parking lot. There are two factors that
are frequently present in a pedestrian accident.
One is that the pedestrian is violently run into resulting in a
catastrophic injury. The second is that the pedestrian is many times accused of being at fault.
A skilled Kansas City personal injury attorney at our firm can work to
see that your rights are protected and towards you receiving proper compensation
for the injuries you have suffered.
Common Injuries Related to a Pedestrian Accident
A person who has been the victim of a pedestrian accident can receive injuries
to the head and
spinal cord, broken bones, severe contusions and lacerations, torn ligaments and others
injuries. Violent incidents as seen in some
hit and run accidents can result in a
wrongful death. Hospital and medical bills can mount quickly.
Your ability to carry on your day-to-day activities may be affected and
you may not be able to earn income for a period of time. At Meyerkord,
Russell & Hergott, we have the experience and desire necessary to
successfully prevail on behalf of our clients who have been involved in
Battling the Insurance Companies
It is not a surprise that insurance companies will often seek to blame
the pedestrian for the accident. If the pedestrian is at fault, then the
insurance company will not have to pay for their pain and suffering. Investigation
can reveal that the negligent driver was speeding or that they were reckless.
In today's world, many drivers operate their vehicles while being
distracted, talking on their cells phones or texting. Drivers make turns
or backup without looking, resulting in a pedestrian accident.
When properly searched for and investigated, evidence can frequently be
found that shows the pedestrian was, indeed, the victim in the accident.
Part of our service to clients is to ensure that complete compensation
is sought. This means looking at the full extent of your injuries, including
emotional impact, and how they affect your life both now and into the future.
Contact our firm
if you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident and desire experienced