Pedestrian Accidents

Minneapolis Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Dependable Advocacy for Injured Pedestrians in MN, WI, & ND 

In Minneapolis, pedestrians share overcrowded streets with cars, trucks, light rail trains, and buses. Unfortunately, inattentive drivers often fail to watch out for on-foot commuters, leading to serious injuries for pedestrians. If you were wrongfully injured on the road by someone else’s negligence, our pedestrian accident lawyers at Fay & Associates can aggressively protect your rights. 

 

Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted Driving: This includes texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the radio, or any other activity that takes the driver's attention away from the road.
  • Speeding: Driving at speeds higher than the posted limit reduces a driver's reaction time and increases the severity of any impact with a pedestrian.
  • Failure to Yield: Drivers may fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks, intersections, or while making turns.
  • Ignoring Traffic Signals: Running red lights or stop signs can lead to collisions with pedestrians who have the right-of-way.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI): Alcohol or drugs impair a driver's judgment, reaction time, and coordination, significantly increasing the risk of accidents involving pedestrians.
  • Failure to Signal: Drivers may fail to use their turn signals, leading pedestrians to misinterpret their intentions and inadvertently walk into the path of the vehicle.
  • Reckless Driving: This includes behaviors such as aggressive driving, tailgating, or weaving in and out of traffic, which can create hazardous conditions for pedestrians.
  • Poor Visibility: Factors such as bad weather, low light conditions, or obstructed views due to objects like parked cars or foliage can make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians and react in time to avoid a collision.
  • Backing Up Without Checking: Drivers reversing their vehicles without checking their surroundings, especially in parking lots or driveways, can collide with pedestrians who may be walking behind the vehicle.
  • Impatience: Drivers who are impatient or in a hurry may engage in risky behaviors such as aggressive overtaking or cutting off pedestrians, increasing the likelihood of accidents.
  • Fatigue: Drowsy driving can impair a driver's ability to react quickly to unexpected events, including pedestrians crossing the road.
  • Ignoring Pedestrian Right-of-Way: Some drivers may disregard pedestrian right-of-way laws, such as failing to stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks or at designated pedestrian crossings.

Our firm is familiar with the tremendous hardships that victims face after an unexpected injury, from lost earnings to expensive medical care to long-term treatment costs. That’s why our compassionate advocates are committed to helping the wrongfully injured take back their lives after an unexpected injury. With nearly three decades of legal experience, our award-winning lawyers are here to advocate for the justice and maximum compensation you’re rightfully entitled to after a pedestrian accident. 

If you were harmed in a pedestrian accident, contact Fay & Associates for sound counsel. Pay nothing until we win a favorable settlement. 

 

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Why Hire a Lawyer for a Pedestrian Accident? 

Pedestrian accidents can be extremely serious, resulting in severe injuries and even fatalities. When you need reliable representation to hold negligent parties accountable, turn to a firm with a longstanding reputation for legal excellence and real results. When you partner with Fay & Associates, we can assist with:

  • Maximizing available damages: Our lawyers have 27 years of experience handling a wide range of personal injury claims. We can meticulously examine the pedestrian accident to ensure all liable parties are identified, maximizing the damages available to you. 
  • Sound counsel and clarity: No matter what, you can count on our attorneys to treat your case with the care and personalized attention it deserves. No matter how big or small your claim, we can ensure you have a full understanding of the legal options available to you and guide your steps wisely throughout your case. 
  • Upfront communication and transparency: Fay & Associates takes pride in exercising effective communication and transparency, empowering our clients to make fully informed decisions throughout their case. With 24/7 availability and free virtual consultations available, our attorneys operate on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing until we achieve a fair settlement. 
  • Effective negotiation strategies: Our lawyers prepare every case for trial and never shy away from challenging litigation, prompting our opponents to think twice before attempting to push a lowballed settlement. Our advocates are here to prevent you from settling for less than you deserve, ensuring liable parties are held accountable for the full extent of damages. 

Our pedestrian accident lawyers have a history of achieving extraordinary results for our clients by thoroughly investigating the accident, interviewing eyewitnesses, and evaluating injuries to pursue total damages. We devote every resource necessary to establish liability and demonstrate negligence by all at-fault parties. 

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    Our relationship with clients begins with a consultation and continues through your case and life outside the courtroom. We are invested in your case, but also you. 

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Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious injuries in an accident due to exposure to the road and large machinery, including cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Whether you were wrongfully injured by a truck driver, motorcyclist, or other motorists, our determined attorneys are here to provide the tireless advocacy you need to obtain fair compensation for your injuries. Common injuries in pedestrian accidents include: 

No one deserves to pay the price for someone else’s negligence. Call (612) 888-8354 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled personal injury lawyer in Minneapolis. 

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