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Wichita Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Representing Those Who Have Been Injured As A Pedestrian in Kansas

As pedestrians, we are particularly vulnerable to accidents involving all sorts of motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, etc. Although many pedestrians do follow right-of-way laws and traffic signals, accidents can still happen.

If you or your loved one was injured while crossing a street or walking on a sidewalk, our Wichita pedestrian accident attorneys at Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC can help represent you. We are ready to hold negligent drivers accountable on your behalf. Learn more about filing for compensation and what you stand to gain by taking this course of action.

Call Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC today at (316) 688-1166 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our pedestrian accident lawyer in Wichita.

Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents

We have extensive experience representing pedestrians who have been injured in:

Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents often result in a range of injuries due to the vulnerable nature of individuals on foot when involved in collisions with motor vehicles. Understanding the common injuries that can happen is crucial for both victims and their legal representation. Common injuries may include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Head injuries are prevalent in pedestrian accidents, with traumatic brain injuries being one of the most serious outcomes. Even seemingly minor incidents can lead to concussions or more severe brain trauma, impacting a victim's cognitive function and quality of life.
  • Orthopedic Injuries: Fractures, dislocations, and sprains are common in pedestrian accidents. The force of impact can result in severe musculoskeletal injuries, requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles could result in spinal cord injury, leading to paralysis or long-term disabilities. The repercussions of such injuries can be emotionally and financially overwhelming for victims.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Contusions, lacerations, and internal injuries are also prevalent in pedestrian accidents. These injuries may not be immediately noticeable but can cause long-term pain and complications if not addressed promptly.
  • Emotional Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, the emotional toll of a pedestrian accident can be significant. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological conditions may develop, impacting the victim's overall well-being.

Navigating the aftermath of a pedestrian accident will require experienced legal representation to ensure that all aspects of the injuries, both physical and emotional, are considered in the pursuit of just compensation.

What is the Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accident Claims in Kansas?

Understanding the legal timeframe within which a pedestrian accident claim must be filed is crucial for securing your rights. In Kansas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including those arising from pedestrian accidents, is generally two years from the date of the incident. However, certain factors may influence the timeline for filing a claim. If the accident resulted in a fatality, the family of the deceased has two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim.

It's essential to consult with a knowledgeable Wichita pedestrian accident lawyer at Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC, as soon as possible following an accident. Prompt legal action ensures that crucial evidence is preserved, witnesses are identified and interviewed, and all necessary documentation is collected to build a strong case.

How To Determine Liability in Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrians and drivers alike are expected to follow traffic signs and laws. But drivers have an extra duty of care to drive carefully and to look out for pedestrians. In many pedestrian accidents, the driver is often at fault, and the cause is almost always negligence.

If your driver was distracted or failed to exercise caution while driving, then he or she may be held liable. We can investigate the accident to see whether negligence contributed to your injuries or whether a malfunctioning auto part was responsible. Regardless of the causes, we will fight to make sure that you are adequately compensated for your injuries.

Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault in a Car Pedestrian Accident?

Just because pedestrians have the right of way while crossing the street, doesn’t mean that they are never found responsible from a legal standpoint if an accident occurs. Some of the most common situations where a pedestrian can be found at fault are:

  • A pedestrian was crossing against the traffic signal
  • A pedestrian was crossing the road outside a crosswalk
  • A pedestrian was walking where pedestrian access is clearly not allowed

Pedestrian accident liability can be a complex topic with many factors needing to be considered. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact The Pittman Firm, P.A today to learn how we can help you.

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