Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Topeka
Providing Dedicated Legal Advocacy & Guidance
As you walk across a street or through a parking lot, you can only hope that drivers consider your safety and take measures to avoid accidents. However, many drivers are distracted or behave negligently, leading to serious collisions and injuries. At Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LLC, our team understands the trauma a pedestrian accident can cause, both physically and emotionally. We are committed to providing caring legal assistance for any person who has been hurt as a result of negligent behavior.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are one of the most serious types of collisions due to the vulnerability of a person who does not have protection against the weight and speed of a vehicle. Whether you were struck by a car, truck, or bus, your injuries may be severe and even catastrophic. These accidents are also one of the leading motor vehicle-related causes of wrongful death.
A few of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Drunk drivers
- Drivers under the influence of drugs
- Distracted drivers
- Violation of traffic laws
- Using a cell phone
- Lack of road signs
- Failing to yield
How to Prove Fault for a Car Pedestrian Accident
A pedestrian can be at fault for a car pedestrian accident since they are also required to follow certain laws when crossing the street. Some of the most common scenarios of when a pedestrian can be found at fault for an accident are:
- A pedestrian was crossing against the traffic signal
- A pedestrian was crossing the road outside a crosswalk
- A pedestrian was walking where pedestrian access is clearly not allowed
Determining pedestrian accident liability is not always simple. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact our Topeka pedestrian accident attorneys today to learn how we can help you.
Turn to Ralston, Pope & Diehl, LLC for Help
After you have been injured, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Topeka can help. You likely have a lot of questions about your rights and legal options, including who is responsible for your bills. With more than 130+ years of collective experience, we can give you answers. We can also help you pursue a lawsuit against the negligent party, holding them accountable for their actions.
To learn more about your legal options or to schedule an appointment for a free & confidential case evaluation, please contact our firm.