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Since 2016, our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers have fought for accident victims in the Kansas City, Missouri area. We have won millions in settlements for our clients who have been hurt by careless drivers. Contact us for free and find out how our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys can help you.
The Risks of Inattentive Drivers
Taking a walk can be a great way to clear your head, breathe some fresh air and enjoy being outside, which is why it is a popular form of exercise. Unfortunately, when walking near busy streets at night or crossing at an intersection for a daytime stroll, you are at risk of being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle driver.
Our Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help You
Drivers who are distracted, under the influence or speeding may not see you, which could cause a crash with serious injuries. At The Goss Law Firm, we understand how traumatic it is to be injured in a pedestrian accident. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and worried about what to do next.
That’s why we are here to help you during this time, making sure you receive the benefits you need to cover your medical bills and missed time from work. We want you to be able to focus on getting better, and our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers can skillfully handle the rest.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
There are many reasons why a pedestrian may be struck by a vehicle. According to a Kansas City Magazine report, there is a backlog of $1B in sidewalk repair with only $150M allocated to the project.
- Since 2017, pedestrian accidents made up approximately 13% of total accidents involving a vehicle.
- Nearly 6,000 pedestrians are killed each year in car accidents in the U.S.
- Most pedestrian accidents occur from 6p.m. to 9p.m.
- Approximately 80% of pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas.
Know the Dangers
Unfortunately, even marked intersections or designated crosswalks provide pedestrians with no guarantee of safety against an inattentive or distracted driver. When inattentive or negligent drivers cannot see pedestrians and fail to stop in time, serious injuries can result. For safety tips to prevent accidents, read our article about What You Need To Know To Prevent Accidents.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
- Fractured/Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Total/Partial Paralysis
- Severe Head Trauma
- Traumatic Brain Injury
What is being done about pedestrian traffic accidents in Kansas City?
The KCMO City Council began the Vision Zero plan in 2020. This proposal is meant to eliminate traffic injuries and fatalities by 2030. The initiative calls for the following:
- Intersection Improvements
- Traffic signal upgrades
- Speed humps installation
- Intersection video detector installation
- Establish Traffic calming guidelines
- Develop a comprehensive action plan
If you have been injured as a pedestrian in a car accident that wasn’t your fault and need a pedestrian accident lawyer, the Goss Law Firm is ready to help. Contact our office today at 816-888-5000 to schedule a free, no-risk legal consultation.
Timing is important, which is why you should call us immediately after a pedestrian accident. We are here for you, and want to listen to your story and help you determine what the best course of action is during this difficult time. Give us a call today.
We Stand for You
Until it happens to you, you never understand the pressures and pains that come in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. At The Goss Law Firm, we have seen those devastating effects firsthand. This knowledge fuels our compassion—and strengthens our resolve to guide victims and their families through difficult times.
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If you or someone you love have been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of others, let the Goss Law Firm explain your rights and legal options. Call us today at 816-888-5000 to schedule your free consultation.
The Goss Law Firm — Your Kansas City Pedestrian Accident Attorneys