Lexington Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC: Your Advocate and Ally
All motor vehicle accidents may cause severe injury or wrongful death, but the stakes rise when a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle. Pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles while crossing the street will almost invariably suffer severe or even catastrophic injuries that result in prolonged recovery periods and permanent mental or physical impairment.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury or died in a pedestrian accident caused by a distracted, intoxicated or careless driver, our Lexington pedestrian accident lawyers are committed to obtaining the compensation that injury victims need to rebuild their lives after suffering serious injury or the loss of a loved one. To date, we’ve won millions for our clients!
Contact Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC to begin a free case evaluation.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
These accidents can occur on a sidewalk, parking lot, crosswalk, middle of the block, intersection or driveway. When a walker, jogger, wheelchair occupant, infant in a stroller or skateboarder is struck by a motor vehicle, the result is typically devastating injury whether the vehicle is a car, delivery truck, motorcycle, large truck, SUV or other type of motor vehicle.
Some of the most common factors involve the following:
- Cell phone distractions
- Speeding near intersections, parking lots, school zone or other high pedestrian traffic areas
- Running through stop signs or red lights without verifying it is safe
- DUI involving alcohol or drugs
- Backing out of driveways without checking behind the vehicle
- Other forms of driving distractions
Children and seniors are especially vulnerable to pedestrian accidents caused by these types of negligent driving. Studies have shown that children may lack the ability and experience to accurately judge distance and speed based on physical observation. This lack of cognitive maturity combined with a shortage of experience with the danger posed by motor vehicles can result in children running into the street to retrieve a ball or wayward pet.
Pursue Compensation with a Lexington Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Insurance attorneys often attempt to shift blame to the pedestrian in these types of accidents by claiming that the pedestrian "darted" into the street or crossed where it was unsafe. The experienced Lexington pedestrian accident attorneys at Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC have the experience to successfully counter such defenses while seeking all potential avenues of compensation in your case.
To learn more about Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC and how we can help you, call (859) 534-9327 today! We offer free case consultations in order to get you started.