Draper Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer Serving Utah
People On The Street Have The Same Rights As Cars
Many Utah drivers assume that because their vehicles are larger than a pedestrian, it is the pedestrian’s responsibility to get out of the way. This assumption can lead to serious or fatal accidents. It is also considered negligent behavior and the driver should be held responsible for the harm that he or she caused.
Insurance companies claim they’ll take care of you after an accident but rarely pay enough money to cover everything. If you have been hit by a car while out walking, our Draper pedestrian accident attorneys can help.
At Coulter & Tateoka, we don’t leave money on the table. We fight for maximum compensation for our clients who have been injured through negligence. We understand what is at stake, and we are strong advocates who will take your case to trial if the insurance company won’t treat you fairly. Our experienced trial lawyers have a long track record of success and have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for people in Salt Lake City, Draper and throughout Utah.
Common Forms Of Pedestrian Injury
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 70,000 people were injured and another 4,280 killed in pedestrian accidents in 2010. The mass and speed of a car can cause serious damage to an unprotected human body. A person can be injured by a car in many ways, including:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue and skin damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injury
Pedestrians have the right of way, especially in situations like a crosswalk accident. Regardless of the circumstances, drivers are supposed to pay attention and stop or slow down when they see pedestrians.
We work with medical experts to determine the full extent of your injuries and how they will affect you long term. We also consult financial professionals regarding the impact your injuries will have over the course of your life. Presenting a complete story to the insurance company gives us a better position to open negotiations and obtain full and fair compensation for the harm done to you.
We Will Fight For You
Call our offices in Draper at 801-501-0321 or toll free at (866) 769-2859 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. You don’t pay attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.