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Cape Girardeau Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

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NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich
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Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2024 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2023 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Mr. Trotz was recognized from 2019-2024 as a Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star. Mr. Trotz is also a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Executive Committee. READ OUR EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

Pedestrian accidents can lead to devastating injuries. If you or a loved one were struck by a negligent motorist while on foot, you have the right to pursue legal compensation. A seasoned and compassionate Cape Girardeau pedestrian accident lawyer at NST Law can help you hold the person responsible for your accident accountable. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.  

One of Cape Girardeau’s attractions is its small-town charm and scenic walkways along the Mississippi River. However, the area also features some busy roads, which can be dangerous for pedestrians. Despite traffic signals and safety regulations, travelers on foot are sometimes injured and even killed in this area. 

If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident in Cape Girardeau, you may be entitled to compensation under Missouri’s personal injury laws. At NST Law, our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers can ensure you know your legal rights and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation

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The Role of a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

At NST Law, we are Champions for the Injured. We believe that victims harmed due to the negligence of others deserve excellent legal representation on the road toward compensation for their injuries and losses. 

When you partner with our pedestrian accident law firm, we will put all the resources at our disposal, including decades of experience defending the rights of injury victims, to work getting you the justice and accountability you deserve. Our team will support you every step of the way and help you with all aspects of your case. Among other things, our services include: 

  • Evaluating your case in a free consultation
  • Explaining your full legal rights and options
  • Gathering all available evidence
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses and subject matter experts
  • Calculating your economic and non-economic damages
  • Handling settlement negotiations with insurance companies 
  • Taking your case to trial if a fair out-of-court settlement cannot be achieved 

If you were struck by a vehicle in Cape Girardeau, you need a pedestrian rights lawyer who will advocate tirelessly for your interests. NST Law has been fighting for injury victims for over three decades, and our team includes over 30 attorneys and 120 support staff. Together, we have the resources, skills, and experience needed to take on big insurance companies eager to deny your claim.

Champions for the Injured: How the Cape Girardeau Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at NST Law Can Help

On average, a pedestrian is injured every nine minutes in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than 60,500 pedestrians were injured nationwide in accidents in 2021 alone. Fatalities totaled 7,388.  

Though hiring a pedestrian collision lawyer is not legally required, it can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. If you are considering filing a pedestrian accident claim, here are some ways our law firm can help.

Walkers, runners, skateboarders, and other pedestrians should feel safe when lawfully using the sidewalks, trails, and roadways in our community. Motorists often forget that, in many situations, they must yield the right-of-way to these vulnerable road users.

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents our firm handles include: 

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Making illegal turns
  • Failing to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Ignoring stop signs or red lights

If you were hurt in a pedestrian accident, our legal team will use our knowledge, expertise, and resources to fully investigate the circumstances of your case. We will gather all available evidence and build the strongest case possible on your behalf. 

Most personal injury cases are based on the legal concept of negligence. To secure compensation via this route, you need to prove the four elements of negligence by a preponderance of the evidence. They are as follows: 

  • Duty – The defendant owed you a duty to take reasonable care to avoid causing harm to others. 
  • Breach – The defendant breached their duty of care. 
  • Harm – You suffered an injury or loss. 
  • Causation – Your injuries and losses were caused by the defendant’s breach of duty. 

We have many decades of experience handling personal injury cases throughout Missouri and beyond. We know what it takes to build a strong negligence claim. Let us fight for you.

Another important job of your pedestrian injury claim lawyer is to interact and negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurer. Once the at-fault party’s insurer receives your claim, they will begin their own investigation. They will look for any reason to deny or diminish the value of your injuries and losses.

When they reach out to you asking for information, they may also ask you to sign releases or provide a recorded statement. Do not comply. Remember, you have no legal duty to talk to the at-fault party’s insurer. Let your attorney handle these communications instead.

NST Law knows how to push back against unscrupulous insurers when they try to diminish or deny the true value of your claim. If negotiations do not yield a fair settlement, our personal injury lawyers are ready to take your case to court. Let us fight for you.

We understand that most of our clients have never dealt with a personal injury lawsuit. Though we are a large firm, we offer personalized support to our clients and are available 24/7 to address their questions and concerns.

We understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to personal injury cases. No matter the circumstances of your accident, you can count on our firm to handle your case with the individualized care and attention it deserves.

Steps To Take After a Pedestrian Accident in Cape Girardeau

The steps you take after an accident can have a significant impact on your recovery and right to compensation. Our attorneys recommend taking the following steps if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident:

  1. Call 911 – Summon the police to investigate the scene and provide emergency medical attention. 
  2. Document the scene Take videos and photos of the scene. Be sure to note any nearby traffic cameras or surveillance equipment. 
  3. Collect information – Gather the contact and insurance information of the person who hit you. Also, collect contact information from any witnesses to the accident.
  4. Seek medical attention – Get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible. This will ensure that no latent injuries are not overlooked and that your injuries are fully documented in your medical treatment records, which will become key evidence in your case down the road. 
  5. Contact an experienced Cape Girardeau pedestrian accident lawyer – Consulting with an attorney early on is the best way to make sure your case gets off to a strong start. The sooner you contact NST Law, the sooner we can start gathering evidence and building a strong claim on your behalf.  

Compensation for Pedestrian Accidents in Cape Girardeau

A pedestrian accident can severely impact you physically, emotionally, and financially. In our decades of personal injury practice, we have recovered over $2 billion on behalf of injury victims and their families. The personal injury lawyers at NST Law can help you pursue compensation for things like: 

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lowered earning capacity
  • Scarring and disfigurement 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lowered quality of life

In cases involving serious irresponsibility on the part of defendants, punitive damages may also be available. Further, if you lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, our attorneys can help you pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim.

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Is There a Deadline for Filing My Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?

Yes. In Missouri, the statute of limitations normally gives you five years from the date of injury to file a personal injury claim and three years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This may seem like a long time. However, it is wise to seek legal representation as soon as possible. That is the best way to ensure crucial evidence is not lost or tampered with.

If you miss the correct filing deadline, your case will most likely be dismissed in court. Though there are a few exceptions to this strictly enforced rule, it is best to check with an attorney before relying on them. 

Call the Champs Today: Schedule Your Free Consultation with a Cape Girardeau Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Because pedestrians have virtually no insulation from the impact of a crash, even a slow-moving collision can lead to serious injuries. The personal injury lawyers at NST Law work diligently to hold negligent parties accountable for the accidents and injuries they cause. 

Because we take cases on a contingency fee basis, you pay nothing unless we win your case. Call (573) 367-5585 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. We have what it takes to handle your claim.

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NST Law Attorneys Corey Trotz and Alex Saharovich

Contact us for a free consultation now so that we can review your case and decide how we can best help you.

Our Cape Girardeau Office

1440 Kurre Lane
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-381-0510
Fax: 573-803-1389

Testimonials
- Climas B.
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"They stayed with my case until everything was resolved. My situation was complicated and they ensured things were in check from start to finish."
- Vicki L.
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"From start to finish it was a good experience. They listened and handled my case with compassion and care. I highly recommend them."
- Tasha S.
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"I was involved in a auto accident with my mother and she suggested NST to handle the case for us. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner."
Client Successes
$3,000,000.00
Obtained in tractor-trailer accident case for a husband and wife that suffered traumatic injuries.
$2,200,000.00
Recovered in car accident case against construction company in which our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.
$1,500,000.00
Received for a woman injured in car accident while on the job, who sustained numerous fractures and underwent several surgeries.