A pedestrian accident can happen anywhere people walking and vehicles share space. Crossing in the crosswalk with a green light and a car hits you. It happens. With the volume of traffic we have, anyone can be a victim of a pedestrian accident in Kansas City – people crossing the street, children walking home from school, or families taking a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The area between intersections like, for example, mid-block are particularly dangerous, with almost 3/4 of pedestrian deaths occurring outside of the intersection according to the US Department of Transportation. Most pedestrian fatalities happen in reduced visibility after dark, especially between 8:00 in the evening and 12;00p.m. See our Pedestrian Accidents Facts and Statistics page for more detailed statistics information on pedestrian accidents
In other vehicle accidents people often have some form of protection like, the car’s body, airbags, seatbelts, or in the case of bicycles and motorcycles possibly helmets. In pedestrian accidents, the person on foot is typically lack these kinds of protection. This, coupled with the major weight and mass difference between the pedestrian and vehicle creates the potential for serious or catastrophic injuries or death.
Typical injuries stemming from Kansas City pedestrian accidents include:
- Head trauma injury/Brain injury
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Joint injuries
- Broken bones and lacerations
- Amputation or loss of limbs
Pedestrian accidents result from a variety of causes, such as a driver:
- Failing to yield
- Backing into a pedestrian
- Speeding or driving recklessly
- Hitting a child in a school zone
- Running a red light
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
In certain instances, multiple parties may be considered legally responsible or liable for the accident.
Consult a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been hit by a car or have had any other type of KC pedestrian accident it’s crucial you first seek medical attention.
When it comes to these type of accidents, a careful and thorough analysis of the facts needs to be made. The driver’s car insurance company may try to deny liability, and may put the blame on you, stating that you did not take the proper precautions, or that you were not paying attention.
Experience & Results Matter
The Flick Law Firm has 20+ years of personal injury law experience and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims. We have the experience and resources necessary to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve for medical expenses (both present and future), lost wages & earning capacity as well as pain and suffering.
If you are involved in a Kansas or Missouri pedestrian accident, call (816) 221-0501 or complete the Contact Us Form to see how our focus, experience and results can make a difference in your case.