Every year in the United States, there are over 100,000 pedestrians injured by automobiles. More than half of these will be killed. This is obviously a very serious problem, especially for young school aged children, as many pedestrian related deaths occur between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm, when many school children are on their way home from school. Children and the elderly are most at risk of injury or death in an automobile-pedestrian accident.
Automobile-pedestrian accidents cause broken bones, spine injuries, permanent disability, head injuries, brain injuries, disfigurement, emotional distress and far too often, death. If you have been injured or harmed in a pedestrian accident or if you are the relative of someone killed as the result of a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, you should seek competent legal advice as soon as possible.
In cases such as these, insurance companies almost always blame the pedestrian for the cause of the accident. Some of these accidents are caused by the pedestrian, such as the child running into the road to retrieve a bouncing ball. However, the vast majority of cases result from the negligence of the automobile driver. Many times the driver is pre-occupied, speeding, under the influence of alcohol or is simply not paying attention. It is generally the driver of the vehicle that is responsible for the accident. Please don’t be fooled by an insurance claims adjustor or a defense attorney trying to convince you that you or a loved one are the cause of the accident. These type of cases need to be taken to an attorney who is experienced in handling pedestrian automobile accidents. These truly are unique personal injury cases.
In the majority of these cases, the insurance companies try to blame the pedestrian for the accident. While a pedestrian generally must adhere to the law, it is certainly just as important that a driver obey all traffic rules and regulations, as well. Utah law is relatively clear that a driver has an obligation to see what is there. As such, a defense that “I simply didn’t see her,” is typically insufficient to support a denial of such an injury claim.
Because pedestrians are killed or disabled at a much higher rate than any other type of automobile collision, you need an attorney who has the skill and ability to pursue such a claim. Here at Aaron J. Prisbrey, P.C., we have handled numerous cases involving disability. We also have handled numerous pedestrian cases and understand the dynamics of an automobile/pedestrian accident and the relative forces of the impact.
We have developed strategies and procedures to ensure the best resolution possible in your automobile/ pedestrian case. We work with you, your physicians and the insurance company to obtain the most appropriate settlement possible in your case. If such a settlement is not offered by the insurance company, we will prepare your case in the most expeditious fashion to present your case to a jury trial.
Mr. Prisbrey has written several books relating to accident cases. His first book, "Ten Essential Skills Your Injury Attorney Must Have", is available free of charge to Utah accident victims only. (This book can be obtained through the website or calling our automated toll-free number.) The book focuses on some of the complexities of injury cases including what to look for in an experienced personal injury attorney. The book is presented in a sometimes humorous, straightforward way. It is a very practical guide for injury accident victims.
Mr. Prisbrey’s second book (also available through our website) is "Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Utah Accident Case". As the title suggests, Mr. Prisbrey provides a detailed analysis as to the things you need to avoid in order to maximize the possibility of a favorable outcome of your Utah auto accident case. Additionally, the book provides data and information which will be beneficial to you in navigating the waters of your truck crash claim.
Again, these books are available free of charge only to Utah automobile accident victims, and they can be obtained free of charge through the toll-free number or by completing the form on this site.(CLICK HERE)