Minnesota Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Walking is not considered an extreme sport. In fact, walking should be one of the safest activities you can do. Walking is a great way to ‘go green’ and to remain in shape. It is also a great way to relieve stress and wind down after a long day. However, regardless of whether you are walking on the highway or on your neighborhood street, there is always the possibility that you will be hit by a reckless and negligent driver. If you or someone you love has been in a pedestrian accident due to someone else’s negligence behind the wheel, then contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC to discuss your options for compensation as well as justice.
Pedestrian Road Accidents
In 2008 alone, there were 25 pedestrian fatalities caused by negligent driving in Minnesota, not to mention the thousands of people injured while walking on a road. These accidents are often the result of:
- Drinking and driving car accidents
- Reckless driving accidents
- Speeding accidents
- Driving while texting accidents
Pedestrian Accident Traumas
A pedestrian accident can lead to a number of injuries. Our firm handles all injuries sustained through a pedestrian accident including:
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage and internal injuries
- Permanent disability
- Fractures and broken bones
In addition to the physical damage a pedestrian accident can cause, you may also be facing emotional and financial suffering as well. You may be facing post traumatic stress disorder. You may not be able to work while you recover and you may need surgeries, rehabilitation therapy and medical equipment. All of these expenses can add up. You should not have to pay for someone else’s mistake. We can work with you to assess your accident and ensure that you are compensated for your emotional, physical and financial pain.
In addition to pedestrian car accidents, our firm also handles accidents where a pedestrian has been hit by a truck, ATV, bicycle, garbage truck, school bus or train. All of these heavy duty vehicles can lead to devastating injuries and fatality.
In most instances, if the person who has caused the accident was driving negligently or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he will be facing a traffic violation conviction. He may be put in jail, have his license revoked and face hefty fines. However, all of this does little for the victims and his family. Seeing the driver in prison or paying a fine may provide some justice but it does not make up for the personal suffering of the victim.
Minnesota Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured by a reckless driver, it is important that you seek legal counsel before accepting any insurance policy offer. Our lawyers have handled all types of pedestrian related accidents. We can ensure that you are financially compensated for your trauma and get the answers to your unresolved questions surrounding the accident.