Michigan Personal Injury Attorneys

Michigan Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Pedestrian Accident Claims

Pedestrian accidents have been on the rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 6,283 individuals died in pedestrian accidents across the country in 2018. That is a three percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that an additional 181,406 individuals visited the emergency room as a result of pedestrian accident injuries.

If you were struck by a motor vehicle while walking, running, cycling, or skateboarding on a public walkway or roadway, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC for experienced legal guidance throughout the claims process. Our Muskegon pedestrian accident lawyers have over 75 years of combined experience and the proven ability to recover maximum compensation for our clients.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

The majority of pedestrian accidents result from either a driver violating traffic laws or simply failing to pay attention. A significant number of these types of accidents take place when a pedestrian is crossing at an intersection.

Pedestrian accidents have a variety of causes, including:

  • Speeding
  • Disobeying traffic signals
  • Running red lights
  • Failure to stop
  • Fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield at a crosswalk
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failure to account for poor road conditions
  • Pedestrian negligence

Call (855) 933-0102 today to schedule a free consultation with our dedicated personal injury attorneys.

What to Do after a Pedestrian Accident

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, your first priority is to seek immediate medical attention. If the pain is severe, you should visit the emergency room. Getting examined by a medical professional is often a key element in filing a claim for compensation. Insurance companies often argue that if the individual did not go to see a doctor, then the injuries were not that serious.

Other important steps to take following the incident include:

  • Reporting the accident to law enforcement
  • Taking pictures of the accident scene
  • Collecting contact info from any witnesses
  • Contacting your insurance company

You will also want to call our experienced legal team for help filing a claim against the driver. Be sure not to talk to the driver’s insurance company on your own, as this can have adverse effects upon your case. Allow our personal injury lawyers to do the talking for you.

Types of Damages You Can Recover

In Michigan, pedestrian accidents are often, but not always, the driver’s fault. It is important to have a skilled legal advocate on your side who can help you build a strong case to prove the negligence of the driver.

When you work with West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC, our attorneys can help you file a claim to recover the compensation you are owed. The specific amount we seek is based upon the losses you have encountered due to the accident. This might include monetary damages, such as medical bills and loss of income, as well as non-economic losses, like pain and suffering.

Our Muskegon pedestrian accident attorneys are ready to fight on your behalf. Call (855) 933-0102 today for the representation you need.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • Very professional & informative

    “Paul is an awesome attorney who definitely cares about his clients. I would recommend him to anyone. He was very professional and informative with my case. Highly recommended!!!”

    - Shawn C.
  • They go above & beyond for you

    “Loryn was an amazing attorney to work with. She always took the time to answer questions and went out of her way to make sure I understood each and every action being taken. I highly recommend her as a personal injury attorney.”

    - Former Client
  • Thank you!

    “John Schlinker handled my case and he was awesome. He did a great job, was always available to talk, and worked hard to get me a great settlement. He explained what was going on and walked me through a complicated case. I recommend him to anyone with an in”

    - David S.
  • He’s the best in my book

    “I got bit by a dog and nearly died until the germ doctors figured out what was wrong. I called John “My Man” Schlinker and he treated me like family and got me an awesome recovery. I recommend John to everyone! He’s the best in my book.”

    - Steve B.
  • Very knowledgeable & experienced

    “My experience with Paul was exceptional! Always responds in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable and experienced. Compassionate and caring. I recommend everyone that asks me to go to this firm.”

    - Tina F.

Our Victories

  • $625,000 Loss of Vision

    Settlement for a man who suffered a loss of vision in his left eye, after falling from his bike, when his bike tire hit an excavated portion of sidewalk that had no markings, barriers, or warnings.

  • $500,000 Truck Accident

    Ottawa County case settlement for mother injured in a contested liability trucking accident.

  • $500,000 Truck Accident

    Muskegon County settlement for mother who was driving her children to have Christmas portraits done when a pick-up truck doing snow plowing backed in front of her vehicle.

  • $400,000 Drunk Driver

    Newaygo County settlement for man seriously injured by a drunk driver.

  • $370,000 Auto Accident

    Muskegon County settlement for Muskegon County resident seriously injured in a head-on auto accident.

  • $250,000 Truck Accident

    Barry County settlement for man injured by an improperly parked pickup truck.

  • $245,000 Bus Accident

    settlement for high school student injured as a result of severe spinal injury sustained while bus he was occupying struck something in the road to propel him out of his seat and suffer extensive spinal injuries.

  • $175,000 Car Accident

    Kent County settlement for client injured as a result of rear-end auto accident.

  • $175,000 Car Accident

    Kent County settlement for gentlemen injured in shopping plaza road head-on accident by young lady who was believed to have been texting or distracted.

  • $175,000 Truck Accident

    Kent County settlement for young lady struck while in a ditch in a disabled car that spun out of control on snowy roads when a semi-truck also slid into the ditch.