Unfortunately, as much as we try to be careful, accidents still happen — and collisions involving a motor vehicle and pedestrian can cause serious, crippling injuries or even death.
What Can An Attorney Do For Me?
The Paoli Law Firm has helped numerous clients recover damages for pedestrian injury cases involving motor vehicles. We aggressively seek resolution for our clients involved in these cases. Call our office in Missoula, Montana, to request a free consultation at 406-542-3330 or 800-332-4308.
Most Common Causes Of Pedestrian-Vehicle Collisions
Driver negligence means failure to exercise reasonable care when operating a motor vehicle. This negligence can cause collisions when pedestrians are near and may be the result of many factors such as:
- Failure of the driver to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Distracted driving (cellphones, kids in the car, and radios)
- Impaired Driving: Drunk driving/DUI, Drugs or Fatigue
- Reckless driving, including speeding and ignoring traffic signals and driving laws
- Refusing to adjust driving to changing road conditions like ice, snow and rain
Additionally, if a child age nine or under is the pedestrian victim of a motor vehicle accident, the driver will likely be held liable whether the child crossed the street at a crosswalk or not. This is because children are expected to be unpredictable, so drivers need to be extra cautious when children are present.
What Pedestrians Should Know To Be Safe
Taking a few precautions could help walkers stay safer when cars are present such as:
- Stay alert
- Stay off your phone
- Use crosswalks
- Be wary of walking in areas under construction with closed sidewalks
- Do not use mobile music devices and ear phones
If you were involved in a crash/collision and sustained injuries, you may be entitled to compensation not only for medical bills, but also for other financial losses and pain and suffering. Contact an attorney at Paoli Law Firm to discuss your case.
Request A Free Initial Consultation For Your Accident
Our fees are contingency based. That means if you don't recover any damages, we don't get paid. Our fees are a percentage of the settlement we win.
Contact our office to find out why we've been well-respected trial lawyers for 30 years. We can also set up appointments by phone at 406-542-3330 or 800-332-4308.