Jonesboro Pedestrian Accidents
In a city the size of Jonesboro, Arkansas, the risk of being involved in an accident as a pedestrian is higher than in less populated areas. Throughout the day, people are constantly traveling on foot across streets, from building to building and store to store. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, the Jonesboro pedestrian accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can help you through this difficult time. Although there are traffic laws, signals, and crosswalks in place to reduce the risk to pedestrians, those measures do not always guarantee the safety of those traveling on the same streets used by motor vehicles. To make matters worse, those who do get hurt in pedestrian accidents generally receive much more serious injuries than those involved in other types of car accidents. In some cases, those injuries can be so significant that they have a permanent impact on that person’s life. Our firm has served the interests of injured people for over 30 years, and we have recovered over $1.5 billion for our clients.Pursuing Pedestrian Crash Cases in Arkansas
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents have become more and more common in recent years due to increasing numbers of distracted or inattentive drivers on the road. These distracted and inattentive drivers not only make pedestrian accidents themselves more likely, but they also increase the risk that serious injury will occur as a result of the accident. Other times, drivers do not pay enough attention to what is happening in front of them, resulting in a failure to allow sufficient time to apply the brakes.
As a result of being hit by a car or truck, those involved in motor vehicle accidents are often left with broken bones and deep cuts that will scar. Those who are less fortunate may end up losing a limb, becoming paralyzed, or suffering a traumatic brain injury. In any case, it is very likely that these injuries will affect them, at least to some extent, for the rest of their lives.
If the negligent car driver or registered owner did not carry adequate liability insurance as required by Arkansas law, a victim may assert a claim through his or her uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage can apply to a pedestrian accident, even though the victim was not operating or riding in a motor vehicle at the time. A knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyer in Jonesboro can explain to you how each specific type of coverage can apply to your particular situation.
For pedestrians suffering from permanent injuries, also known as catastrophic injuries, the types of damages that they can pursue under Arkansas law go above and beyond the damages generally available to accident victims with non-permanent injuries. These damages include claims for future medical expenses, future lost wages, loss of capacity, loss of consortium, and more. For example, if you worked a job requiring manual labor and the accident renders you disabled or wheelchair bound, you may recover damages for future lost wages if you cannot return to work or must accept a lesser paying position.
Without the assistance of an attorney experienced in pedestrian accidents and permanent injuries, a victim may not know which claims for damages are or are not available in their case. Furthermore, damages in this category are often hard, if not impossible, to recover without the opinion of an expert witness to help prove them. This is why seeking the assistance of a law firm experienced in dealing with these situations is crucial for injured victims.Discuss Your Pedestrian Accident Case with a Jonesboro Attorney
If you have been injured by a car while walking or standing on the street, you will need a team of lawyers by your side to ensure that you are fully compensated in all the ways possible under the law. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we have more than 30 attorneys and over 100 support staff who are ready to use their knowledge and experience to fight for you and your case. Our motor vehicle collision lawyers advocate for victims in Jonesboro, as well as the rest of Arkansas, and in areas throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Missouri. Contact our office today for a free consultation with a Jonesboro pedestrian accident lawyer by calling the toll-free number 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form. We look forward to showing you why NST is the way to go.