Milwaukee Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of the road. When they are struck by motor vehicles, they almost always suffer serious, catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one were seriously injured by a negligent driver of a motor vehicle in Milwaukee, we can help.
At Mingo & Yankala, S.C., our Milwaukee pedestrian accident attorneys can help you make sense of the uncertainty, help you get the medical treatment you need, and build a strong case to fully compensate you for all the ways the injury has impacted your life. Schedule your no-cost, risk-free today by calling 414-273-7400.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Milwaukee
When a pedestrian is hit by a car or truck, there are no safety features protecting them. Their body takes the full brunt of the impact. This is why pedestrians often suffer severe injuries when they are struck by motor vehicles. These injuries include:
- Traumatic brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and back injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Organ failure
- Third-degree burns
- Road rash
- Broken and fractured bones
The above list is not exhaustive and pedestrians can suffer a whole host of injuries not listed.
Most pedestrian accidents in Milwaukee occur as a result of driver negligence. Negligence can take many forms, but distraction, inattention, carelessness, and drunk driving are common behaviors exhibited by motorists when they strike pedestrians. Regardless of how you were injured and how serious your injuries may be, an attorney can help you begin to move forward.
Compensation in Pedestrian Accident Cases
In general, injured pedestrians may be entitled to compensation for a wide range of losses, including but not limited to: past and future medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
In pedestrian accident claims, compensation typically comes through the insurance policy of the legally responsible party, most often the driver who hit the pedestrian. In some cases, liability may fall with another party such as a trucking company, automobile manufacturer, or even governmental entity. Additionally, if you were injured by a hit-and-run driver, you may be covered by uninsured motorist coverage. We can help you file an uninsured motorist (UM) claim and recover compensation for bodily injury, even if the driver is never found.
However, even when liability is clearly established, insurance companies do not always deal fairly with injured victims. Often, the only way to recover full compensation is with the threat of a lawsuit. Because of this, we build each and every case as if it will go to trial. This allows us to uncover all the evidence, fully document your injuries, and have an answer for every tactic the insurance company will use to devalue your claim.
Although your injuries may be devastating, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. As time passes, evidence is lost or destroyed, witnesses disappear or become unreliable, and the insurance companies have more time to employ bad faith tactics.
Speak With a Milwaukee Pedestrian Accident Lawyer for Help Today
You should be able to trust that when you are utilizing crosswalks and appropriate traffic signals you will not be struck by a negligent driver. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are, and will likely continue to be, a major issue in Milwaukee and throughout the United States.
If you suffer have suffered serious injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle, we can help. At Mingo & Yankala, S.C., our Milwaukeke personal injury attorneys understand how important each case is to our clients and we dedicate the time, effort, and resources necessary to achieve the best possible results. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today with our Milwaukee pedestrian accident attorney when you call our office at 414-273-7400 or fill out our convenient contact form.