When drivers don’t pay attention, the consequences can be devastating, especially for those traveling on foot. Here are a few common causes of pedestrian-car accidents that we see all too often:

  • The driver wasn’t paying attention or was distracted by a cellphone
  • Design defects in crosswalk locations
  • Motor vehicles not yielding for pedestrians at crosswalks
  • Turning at intersections without looking both ways
  • Failure to follow posted speed limits
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Busy intersection

Urban areas have a much higher number of car versus pedestrian incidents than rural areas, but many horrific accidents can happen on country roads, especially in Kansas and Missouri. Our attorneys have served clients who suffered accidents in all types of environments.

Car versus pedestrian crashes are often catastrophic because there are no safety measures protecting them from harm. The impact of a direct hit by a motor vehicle can cause severe injuries, including:

  • Lacerations, possibly leading damage to major organs
  • Head injuries, including concussion and more severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) or coma
  • Dental or facial injuries, which may include eye injuries and loss of vision
  • Orthopedic injuries, including broken bones or damage to other parts of the body
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis or other loss of function

Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an experienced Kansas City personal injury lawyer that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our consultations are free and we offer "Walk-In Wednesdays" from 9 am to 1 pm at our downtown office. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation.

Jason C. Amerine
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President and Owner, Castle Law Office of Kansas City
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