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Making Sure Clients Get the Compensation They Deserve

Vehicle versus pedestrian accidents are never good. The unprotected human body is not made to withstand even a relatively slow impact from a car or truck.

These types of collisions cause serious bodily injury. We will fight to get you the money you need and deserve to compensate you for your injuries.

At Church & Page PLLC we will fight to get you the money you need and deserve to compensate you for your injuries. With offices in both Yakima, we are well equipped to handle your case against the at-fault driver.

What Are the Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Yakima, WA?

One large reason why pedestrian accidents occur is “distracted drivers.” This happens when someone is using their phone or doing something else rather than paying attention to the road. This can lead to people driving where they shouldn’t and hurting others. Distracted drivers also cause accidents by running red lights, ignoring crosswalks and stop signs, and violating right-of-way rules.

Many times these crashes could have been avoided if the negligent party followed the laws designed for safety around pedestrians. If you’ve been in a collision caused by a distracted driver, drunk driver, or reckless driver, you should contact Church & Page PLLC today to get the legal counsel you deserve.

What Damages Can I Claim from a Pedestrian Accident?

All of the costs associated with a pedestrian accident, including medical expenses and more, can be compensated through a personal injury claim. This includes physical injuries such as broken bones and disfigurement of various types, but it also covers non-physical injuries like pain and suffering or loss of consortium. Other damages like lost wages or loss of future earning capacity can also be claimed through a personal injury claim.

The amount of compensation you can recover from a pedestrian accident claim depends on the specific details of your situation, but our firm can help you build a strong argument for the compensation you need. If you’ve been involved in any kind of pedestrian accident, Church & Page PLLC is here to help. If someone else caused your accident, they should pay for it, not you. Trust one of our experienced lawyers to help guide you through the injury claim process and get you the most compensation possible for your case.

What Responsibilities Do Pedestrians Have While Out Walking in Yakima?

As attorneys who often represent pedestrians in accidents, we’re aware of the tactics the driver’s attorneys will use to discredit the pedestrian and remove the blame from the driver. In general, pedestrians have the same primary responsibility as drivers: They’re expected to exercise a reasonable duty of care. That means they should be walking and driving in a safe manner while obeying the laws of the road. If someone speeds, encounters an icy patch, and hits a pedestrian who is waiting on the curb for the walk light, it’s logical that the driver was the one not exercising duty of care.

However, if the pedestrian was jaywalking or crossing against the light and the speeding driver hit them, both sides could be found partially liable for the injuries sustained. The duty of care not only refers to legal obligations but actions most reasonable people would describe as taking adequate care. A driver could try to claim that a pedestrian was not exercising duty of care if they wore dark clothing while they walked at night, making them hard for a motorist to see. How much fault the pedestrian might be assigned depends on the other factors in the accident.

What Should I Do if I Was Injured by a Driver While Out Walking in Yakima?

First, see a doctor as soon as possible. There are many injuries that don’t exhibit symptoms right away, some of which can be serious or even life-threatening. Another reason to see a doctor right away is that if you don’t, the driver’s attorney or insurance company may try to claim that injuries that show up later weren’t related to the accident.

When possible, get the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident. If there are businesses or residences nearby that appear to have security cameras, make a note of that–the cameras may have caught the accident and can provide substantial evidence.


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