Minnesota Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Minnesota state law requires all drivers to stop for crossing pedestrians at every corner or intersection—whether they are marked or unmarked crosswalks. Pedestrians are expected to similarly comply with all traffic control devices.
Unfortunately, pedestrians all over the North Star State suffer catastrophic injuries when they are involved in accident caused by a driver’s negligence. In many cases, victims are overwhelmed with medical bills while dealing with lost wages. These costs should never come directly from the pockets of innocent people.
Need an Injury Lawyer Minnesota helps both residents and visitors who have sustained severe injuries in pedestrian crashes. We assist clients in communities all over Ramsey County, Anoka County, Saint Louis County, Hennepin County, Dakota County, Washington County, and many other surrounding areas.
Causes of Minnesota Pedestrian Accidents
In most cases, pedestrians are harmed because of a driver’s negligence. The motorist may have been distracted—possibly because he or she was texting or otherwise using a cell phone while driving—or impaired by drugs and/or alcohol.
Need an Injury Lawyer Minnesota will fully investigate the circumstances surrounding your particular crash and make the negligent party is held full accountable. If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, you should avoid speaking to any representatives from insurance companies until you have legal representation.
Insurers for negligent parties will actively seek to minimize any compensation that is awarded to you. In some cases, they may even attempt to argue that you alone were at fault for your injuries. Our firm will be your legal advocate and fight to protect your rights.
Kinds of Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Minnesota
Pedestrians are not afforded the same kinds of protection that is inherent to most motor vehicles. As a result, collisions involving pedestrians often leave the people traveling by foot highly susceptible to severe injuries.
In many cases, treating such injuries requires lengthy hospital stays. Some people require several months, years, or possibly even an entire lifetime of rehabilitation. Additionally, victims can be unable to return to their previous places of employment, and some victims are never able to regain any working capacity.
Some of the most common types of serious injuries pedestrians may sustain include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Fractures (broken bones)
Find a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Minnesota
If you were severely injured or your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident anywhere in Minnesota, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Need an Injury Lawyer serves the greater Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) area, including surrounding communities like Woodbury, Plymouth, Bloomington, Rochester, St. Cloud, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Duluth, and many others.
We can be contacted 24/7 to arrange a free, no obligation so our personal injury attorneys can provide a complete evaluation of your case. Our firm provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not pay us anything unless you receive a monetary award.