Roadway traffic accidents are a danger to all, but pedestrians are among the most vulnerable to serious or fatal injury. If you or a loved one have suffered from a devastating accident, a pedestrian accident attorney at our Tacoma, WA, practice can provide aggressive representation and tireless support. Leahy Law can help you seek full, deserved compensation for injuries and losses. With our help, you can ease financial concerns and ensure your best possible outcome after an accident. To arrange a free consultation in our office, your home, or the hospital, please contact Leahy Law today.
About Pedestrian Accidents
Statistics confirm the scope and prevalence of devastating pedestrian accidents. About 15 percent of total traffic fatalities in 2014 were the result of vehicles striking vulnerable pedestrians. A total of 4,884 pedestrians were killed, and another 65,000 were seriously injured.
Many victims of pedestrian accidents are children, teens, and senior citizens. The incidents are often caused by inattentive driving, excessive speed, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While some accidents occur in crosswalks, a frequent scenario involves roadway departures, with the vehicle striking a pedestrian on a sidewalk or near a parked car. Other tragic incidents occur in off-road locations. Many young children fall victim to accidents because drivers are unable to see them when backing up in parking lots and driveways.
Personal injury and wrongful death claims from these accidents cost billions of dollars every year. Victims who survive the impact from a car or truck are often faced with catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, amputations, or severe brain trauma. These serious health issues lead to significant medical care and the need for ongoing treatment. The victim is not the only party affected. Many families face life with a permanently disabled loved one or must learn to live without a cherished family member.
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After an Accident
Pedestrian accident victims will often be asked to give verbal statements and sign paperwork. If at all possible, you should speak with a Leahy Law attorney before providing statements and signatures. The fact is, insurance companies do not have the interests of accident victims at heart. They seek to protect the bottom line by keeping claims costs low. In many cases, there are hurried attempts to settle, and victim losses are downplayed or minimized.
Patrick Leahy, Loren Cochran or Cole Douglas have been handling personal injury and wrongful death cases for decades. We anticipate insurance company strategies and effectively circumvent their tactics on behalf of accident victims. With a solid reputation for settlement negotiation and courtroom skill, our firm is well prepared to secure the most favorable outcome for our clients.
"Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not need to worry about attorney fees until your case reaches a verdict or jury award."
Receive Vital Representation
After a devastating accident, it is best to seek help with insurance and legal details. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not need to worry about attorney fees until your case reaches a verdict or jury award. Please contact us today to speak to a lawyer or schedule a free consultation.