Spokane Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Fighting for the Fair Compensation You Deserve
There is perhaps nothing more frightening or devastating than being hit
by a car while on foot. Sadly, pedestrian accidents are surprisingly common
in Washington State. According to preliminary information from the Governors
Highway Safety Association, Washington saw a rate of 0.61 traffic-related
pedestrian deaths per every 100,000 people in the first six months of
2019. While this figure may initially seem low, it marks an 11% increase
in pedestrian fatalities from the previous year.
For those who have been hit by cars and other vehicles while walking, the
future can seem bleak. At Lowe Law Firm, we understand that you are facing
an immense number of challenges, from obtaining proper medical care to
managing your day-to-day expenses and bills while you are out of work.
You may be dealing with catastrophic injuries and new disabilities, and
you may be wondering whether you will ever be able to return to work.
You shouldn’t have to face all of these consequences on your own.
Our Spokane pedestrian accident attorneys fight to hold negligent motorists
accountable as we work to maximize your recovery. We have a proven record
of success in these types of claims, having
secured millions of dollars for our clients. We are proud to celebrate our clients’ victories, as these case
results show how our team has been able to help real people facing some
of the toughest times in their lives.
Ready to share your story with us? We are here to listen! Give us a call at
(509) 486-7773, 24/7, and request a free, zero-pressure consultation.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Because pedestrians have essentially no protection in the event of a collision,
it is not surprising that they tend to sustain serious, catastrophic injuries
when they are hit by large, heavy, fast-moving vehicles. There is really
no such thing as a “minor” pedestrian accident—even
at low speeds, a motor vehicle can cause serious damage and severely injure
a person on foot.
Some of the most common pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Serious cuts, scrapes, and bruises
- Broken bones/fractures
- Internal bleeding and hemorrhaging
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Shoulder and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Internal organ damage
- Soft tissue tears and damage
These and other pedestrian accident injuries often require extensive medical
treatment, including both immediate emergency attention and ongoing care.
Catastrophic injuries can also render a person partially or entirely disabled,
meaning they will face a lifetime of care. To make matters worse, these
injuries prevent victims from working, either temporarily or permanently,
meaning they face additional challenges in paying for medical bills on
top of their daily expenses.
At Lowe Law Firm, we conduct exhaustive investigations in order to determine
the full extent of your injuries and related costs, as well as your other
damages, such as pain and suffering. We build fact-based, holistic cases
aimed at securing
all of the compensation you are owed for
all of your damages.
Who Is At Fault for a Pedestrian Accident?
While many people believe that pedestrians always have the right-of-way—and,
in fact, motorists are responsible for doing everything they can to avoid
a collision with a pedestrian—people on foot also have a duty to
follow the rules of the road and obey traffic laws. This includes things
like waiting at “do not walk” signs and crossing only in designated
While some cases are fairly black-and-white, in that the motorist was clearly
and solely at fault for the accident, others are less so. Under Washington
State’s comparative fault laws, an injured individual may still
seek compensation for their damages if they were partially at fault for
an accident. However, the total amount the injured person will be able
to recover will be reduced by the percentage of fault they are determined
to have had.
For example, if a person crossed a street where there was no crosswalk
(commonly referred to as “jay walking”) and was hit by a car
that came speeding down the street, the driver may argue that the pedestrian
was partially at fault. If the jury decides that this is true, they may
decide that the pedestrian was 10% at fault for the accident. If the injured
pedestrian sustained $10,000 in medical bills and other damages, including
lost wages and pain and suffering, they will only be able to recover up
to 90% of that amount, or $9,000.
Determining fault is a very important element of your claim. By proving
who was liable and to what degree, you can begin pursuing compensation
for your losses. Our firm can help.
What to Do Next
If you were hit by a car while walking or if your loved one was killed
in a pedestrian accident, we recommend that you reach out to an experienced
Spokane pedestrian accident lawyer right away. In Washington, you only
have three years from the date of the accident (with very few exceptions)
to bring your claim. If you fail to file within the three-year statute
of limitations, you will most likely be barred from recovering compensation.
Lowe Law Firm stands ready to provide you with the personalized information,
guidance, and advocacy you need.
Our team offers compassionate representation; we truly care about you and your
recovery. We are always available to assist you and will provide consistent
communication every step of the way. If you would like to learn more about
our firm and how we can help you, please reach out to us today and request
a free, no-pressure consultation. There are absolutely no fees unless
we win compensation for you—guaranteed.
online contact form or call our office at
(509) 486-7773 to get started.