Pedestrian accidents are one of the most common types of accidents, as well as one of the most overlooked causes of personal injury claims. Whether you’re crossing the street, strolling in the park, and walking through a mall, pedestrian accidents are far more common than most people think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 6,205 pedestrians were killed in 2019 and hundreds of thousands were injured.
In many cases, pedestrian accidents happen as a result of another party’s negligence or recklessness. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury caused by another party then you need a Quad Cities pedestrian accident lawyer from Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham by your side. Our team of experienced legal professionals will get you the help you need and start building your case so that you can receive the highest possible compensation for your injuries.
Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?
There are many causes of pedestrian accidents. Some are caused by another person’s reckless actions. Others are caused by a property owner’s failure to provide safe conditions. In some cases, an accident can happen due to a defective product. Over the years, the attorneys at Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham have successfully represented clients that have suffered injuries from pedestrian accidents due to:
- Reckless drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers disobeying traffic laws and speed limits
- Motorists failing to yield to pedestrians
- Excessive water or ice on pathways leading to a slip and fall
- Poorly maintained sidewalks or pathways
- Poorly marked crosswalks
- Defective escalators and moving walkways
What Are Common Pedestrian Injuries?
While some pedestrian accidents result in minor cuts or bruises, some injuries can be much more serious. In extreme cases, these injuries can permanently alter someone’s life or lead to wrongful death. Some of the injuries our pedestrian accident lawyers have seen include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Torn ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissue
The types of injuries above can be costly to treat. In some cases, they can even prevent you from working. The pedestrian accident attorneys at Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham can help you receive compensation for your medical bills, ongoing treatment, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more.
Contact a Quad Cities Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
Suffering an injury from a pedestrian accident can be a traumatic experience. Losing your ability to move and perform simple tasks can be extremely frustrating. The last thing you want to add is dealing with deceptive insurance companies looking to minimize your injuries while offering you a low settlement.
Let the attorneys at Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham handle your legal needs, while you focus on your health. Our firm has been working hard since 1960 to become one of the region’s most prestigious and trusted law firms in the Quad Cities.
You can reach our legal team 24 hours a day a day, 7 days a week by phone at 309-794-1515 or online through LiveChat. You can also submit your particulars using this encrypted contact form. Consultations are free and we do not charge any fees unless your case is won. If you’re looking for experienced legal professionals with a sterling reputation for client service then give Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham a call today.