Pedestrian Accidents in Olathe, Kansas
Johnson County Personal Injury Lawyer
When you are walking on the sidewalk and there are cars speeding past you, it is easy to imagine how quickly one mistake can turn into a devastating tragedy in a matter of moments. Pedestrians have virtually no protection in comparisons to the vehicles driving alongside them, so motorists have a responsibility to exercise special caution to protect pedestrians from becoming the victims of an accident.
It has been estimated that around 70,000 pedestrians are injured in a motor-vehicle accident every year and that 4,000 of those pedestrians sustain life-ending injuries as a result of the accident. It is for this reason that drivers on the roads are expected to yield to pedestrians and respect their rights to the roads.
While a large portion of accidents are due to a failure on the driver's part, there are ways that you can increase safety while walking near roads:
- Make use of designated pedestrian crosswalks and traffic signals
- Look both ways for oncoming vehicles before crossing an intersection or crosswalk
- Stay on the sidewalk whenever possible
- Always walk facing oncoming traffic so that motorists have a better chance of seeing you
- Wear bright, noticeable clothing, especially when walking at night
Were you injured by a negligent driver while you were walking along the street? Contact an Olathe personal injury attorney from Martin & Wallentine, LLC today!
Your Injuries Cannot Be Taken Lightly
Sometimes, a reckless driver will only clip or knock over a pedestrian at low speeds. Even though this might seem like a no-harm, no-foul moment, you must take it seriously. You could have suffered internal injuries that you might not notice right away, such as damage to your brain or spine that can come back to haunt you years later.
If you have been hit by a car, be sure to get medically examined for:
- Brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Broken bones
- Fractured joints
- Internal bleeding
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Olathe
If you were injured as a pedestrian in an accident, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim in order to recover compensation to help with the costs of your injuries. At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, we understand how hard it can be to experience such a frightening event and we want to be the ones who stand by you and help you receive the recoveries you deserve.
Contact a Johnson County personal injury attorney from our office to learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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