Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
The Idaho Advocates’ Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
According to Idaho State law, pedestrians have the right of way while walking within any marked crosswalk or designated sidewalk. Like most every other state, Idaho has laws protecting pedestrians in case they are ever in an accident involving a motor vehicle.
The Idaho Advocates has practiced attorneys with decades of experience settling thousands of pedestrian accident cases. Over the years, our clients have received millions of dollars in financial compensation for their injuries and losses. We can help you recover lost wages, pay off high medical bills, and even help repair your wrecked vehicle.
Don’t let the insurance companies strong arm you into accepting a low settlement. When you hire an Advocate to represent your pedestrian accident claim, you’re hiring an ally who is devoted to restoring your life to what it was before you were injured.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
By law, automobiles are required to yield to pedestrians who are walking on sidewalks, through crosswalks, in parking lots, or in any other locations specifically designated for pedestrian use. Drivers should come to a complete stop in order to allow pedestrians to cross the road in a safe manner. While driving, they should also keep an eye out for pedestrians and do anything possible to avoid hitting them.
When pedestrians are involved in an accident with an automobile, the following are the most common types of injuries they typically suffer:
- Fractured or broken bones
- Cuts, abrasions, and deep bruises
- Concussions and head injuries
- Torn or strained ligaments and muscles
- Traumatic brain injuries
Idaho Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The Idaho Transportation Department released the following pedestrian accident statistics:
- From 2015 to 2016, Idaho saw a 14% increase in pedestrian accidents
- 249 pedestrians were involved in accidents in Idaho during 2016
- Since 2012, 67 pedestrians have been killed in Idaho
- 97% of pedestrians involved in accidents suffered some degree of injury
The annual accident report released by the Idaho Transportation Department stated that the following factors contributed to pedestrian accidents:
- Pedestrians walking with traffic instead of facing it
- Pedestrians walking in restricted areas such as interstates and highways
- Drug use
- Alcohol use
- Drivers who were distracted by cell phone use, loud music, or by passengers
- Disregarding traffic signals
- Failure to yield to an automobile
Contact The Idaho Advocates
If you have been hit by a vehicle while walking as a pedestrian, you should contact a pedestrian accident lawyer with The Idaho Advocates today. Numerous studies have shown that hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent your case can exponentially increase the size of your eventual settlement. Insurance companies train their adjusters to keep personal injury settlements as low they can, if they can’t outright deny them altogether. Another common strategy insurance adjusters use is to make an extremely low settlement offer in the hopes that the pedestrian accident victim simply doesn’t know any better.
This is exactly why you need an Advocate on your side. Our attorneys have decades of experience working with pedestrians who have been injured due to the negligence of another person. We know what a fair settlement looks like, and we will take your case all the way to court if necessary. Our firm will fight so you receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and any other unforeseen costs you incurred from your pedestrian accident.
So, don’t wait to contact The Idaho Advocates today for a free evaluation of your case. Call our office at 208-995-2444 or chat immediately with a live attorney. We will help you get back on your feet again. You deserve an Advocate!