These days, practically anyone who crosses a street is at risk for being involved in a pedestrian collision. Children and the elderly are particularly susceptible, but anyone can be injured by a careless or distracted driver. Unfortunately, due to pedestrians' vulnerability, these types of accidents frequently have tragic results, often resulting in serious injuries or death. The Seattle pedestrian accident attorneys at Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates have substantial experience helping injured pedestrians and the families of wrongful death victims obtain compensation from negligent drivers and their insurance companies.
Seattle Attorneys For Personal Injury Claims In Pedestrian Accidents
Driver negligence is the most common cause of pedestrian accidents. Examples of negligent driving that frequently result in pedestrian accidents in Seattle include:
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Ignoring crosswalks
- Talking on the phone, texting or eating while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
While many of these examples are violations of Washington law, it is not necessary for a driver to break the law in order to be liable for injuries caused in an accident. Further, even if the pedestrian is partly at fault, the driver can often still be required to pay partial compensation for his or her injuries.
Sometimes, pedestrian injuries are the result of inadequate or poorly marked crosswalks, improperly timed lights and other problems with the roads themselves. Our attorneys have helped injured people seek restitution from governmental bodies, engineers, designers and construction firms for injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents. At Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, our Seattle pedestrian accident attorneys are skilled at analyzing the circumstances involved in pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents, and we can help you determine from whom you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses.
Obtaining The Compensation You Deserve As A Victim Of A Seattle Pedestrian Accident
If someone else is to blame for your injuries or your family member's wrongful death, we will aggressively pursue the maximum available financial recovery. This may include compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost income and other damages. In cases of extreme negligence, our Seattle pedestrian accident lawyers may also be able to help you obtain punitive damages from the driver responsible for causing the accident.
Speak With A Seattle Pedestrian Accident Lawyer About Your Case
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a Seattle pedestrian accident, the personal injury lawyers at Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates will fight vigorously for the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Seattle pedestrian accident attorney, please contact us today.