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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 7,000 pedestrian accident fatalities nationwide in 2020. Furthermore, nearly 104,000 people visited emergency rooms for non-fatal pedestrian accident injuries.

Although most pedestrian accidents result in non-fatal injuries, that does not mean that these injuries are not devastating and costly in other ways. Being injured in an accident of any kind can result in huge medical bills, a substantial loss of income, and tremendous pain and suffering.

The good news is that if you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident in Missouri, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Miller & Hine today at (314) 413-2053 to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyer about your case. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in St. Louis

Like most motor vehicle accidents, a pedestrian accident can result from negligence. In some cases, a driver was not obeying the rules and regulations of the road. For example, the driver may have failed to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Other causes of pedestrian accidents include:

What Responsibilities Do Drivers and Pedestrians Have in Missouri?

Both drivers and pedestrians have responsibilities, and in Missouri, the laws lay out precisely what is expected of both. Generally speaking, drivers must always stop at crosswalks, corners, and other areas marked for pedestrians. They must also stop and look both ways for pedestrians before making turns.

Pedestrians are responsible for looking both ways before crossing the street, using designated crosswalks, and staying out of the road until a crosswalk light indicates that it is safe for them to cross the street.

Settling a Pedestrian Accident Claim in Missouri

Most pedestrian accident claims are settled through the at-fault driver’s auto insurance, typically by an out-of-court settlement. Missouri requires all drivers to carry auto liability insurance to ensure that accident victims can be adequately compensated for their damages. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney can assist you with gathering the evidence needed to obtain a settlement for you and your family, which will include compensation for:

What if My Loved One Was Struck and Killed in a Pedestrian Accident in St. Louis?

Since a pedestrian is largely unprotected from the impact of an automobile weighing several thousand pounds, it should come as no surprise that many pedestrian accidents are fatal. If your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, your family may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault driver, which among other things, will include compensation for:

Just as you may need the help of a skilled attorney to prove your case in a non-fatal pedestrian accident, you will likely need an experienced attorney’s help to establish that the at-fault driver is liable to compensate you and your family for the death of your loved one.

Contact an Experienced St. Louis Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident in St Louis, contact Miller & Hine at (314) 413-2053, or visit our contact page to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. We will help get you through this challenging time, explain your various legal options, and help answer any questions you may have.

Our Law firm handles pedestrian accidents and other personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay us no fee unless we recover compensation on your behalf.