Rhinelander Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Dangerous driving habits are not just a threat to other drivers or motorcyclists; in fact, pedestrians are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Sadly these accidents occur with alarming frequency in the US. About 70,000 pedestrians were injured in car accidents in 2003; over 4,700 of these injuries were fatal.
Many of these tragic accidents could have been prevented if the people involved had more closely observed safety regulations. If you or a member of your family has been injured by an unsafe driver or other party, the Rhinelander pedestrian injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help. To discuss our legal methods and what we may be able to do for you, call our offices at 800-242-2874.
Factors in Pedestrian Accidents
There are many different conditions that can lead to a major pedestrian accident, especially if two or more are combined. You may want to discuss your case with our experienced Rhinelander pedestrian injury attorneys if your life has been affected by errors such as:
- Unsafe driving (speeding, illegal turns, etc)
- Drunk driving
- Lack of necessary lighting, cross walks, or other safety equipment
- Pedestrian’s failure to follow safety laws
- Vehicle defects (malfunctioning brakes, headlights, etc)
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for related losses that you and your family have suffered. Potential compensatory damages include medical treatment, temporary or permanent disability, and pain and suffering.
The Rhinelander pedestrian accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® utilize our full legal resources to help each client fight for justice. To schedule an initial consultation, contact us at 800-242-2874.
Pedestrian Accident FAQs
If my loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, could I pursue compensation?
When an individual in killed in an accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, certain family members related to the victim may be entitled to financial compensation through a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims allow family members to recover damages for the medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of earnings associated with the death of a loved one. If your family has suffered a loss at the hands of a careless driver, contact the pedestrian accident attorneys of the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. We understand how devastating it is to lose a family member and we are devoted to helping you get the compensation you need.
Is it possible for a driver to recover compensation in a pedestrian accident?
When a pedestrian accident occurs, most people want to immediately blame the driver of the car for the accident. The sheer size and force of a car puts pedestrians at a major disadvantage and makes them extremely vulnerable to serious injury in the case of an accident. However, some pedestrian accidents can be attributed to the negligence or recklessness of a pedestrian rather than the driver. Drivers must watch out for pedestrians, follow the law, and do their best to keep pedestrian safety at the forefront, but this does not mean pedestrians can do whatever they please. Pedestrians must also follow the law. If a pedestrian were to dart out in the middle of the street in front of a car, causing an accident, they may be considered at fault for the accident, and may even have to compensate for any injuries incurred by the driver. If you were injured as a driver in a pedestrian accident, contact the attorneys of the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® immediately.
What is comparative negligence?
Comparative negligence is used to determine exactly how much of the blame can be assigned to each party involved in an accident and is then used to determine how much the “victim” party can recover from the accident. For a pedestrian accident example: a pedestrian jaywalks across an intersection and a driver going ten mph over the speed limit comes down the street, slows down—but cannot stop—and hits the pedestrian, causing a few relatively minor injuries. When the case is taken to court, it is determined that the pedestrian is 40% at fault for crossing the intersection when they were not supposed to and the driver is 60% at fault for going ten miles over the speed limit. If the pedestrian’s injuries have a value of $10,000, they will be able to recover 60%, taking away the 40% that was their fault. This leaves the pedestrian able to recover $6,000 for their damages. It is important to note that a party cannot seek recovery for damages if they are 51% or more at fault for the accident. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a skilled attorney of the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to build a strong case on your behalf.