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birmingham pedestrian accident lawyer

Pedestrian accidents can cause serious, life-threatening and debilitating personal injuries. Shattered bones, internal organ damage, and catastrophic brain injuries are just a few examples of the many severe injuries a pedestrian could suffer after getting hit by a car. In 2017, 882 pedestrians were in accidents in Alabama. Over 700 pedestrians were injured and, tragically, 113 lost their lives.

At Wettermark Keith, we stand by injured pedestrians in Birmingham. We recognize the preventable nature of these collisions and wish to ultimately make a change on a larger scale in Alabama by representing injured accident victims against at-fault parties. If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident, please contact us for a free initial consultation near you right away.

Why Choose Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers?

  • You will benefit from our knowledge and experience. Our lawyers have spent more than five decades collectively sticking up for vulnerable road users.
  • You will be able to take an at-fault party to court, if necessary. Our trial lawyers can take your claim where it needs to go for full compensation.
  • You will feel confident in the abilities of your lawyer. We have retrieved more than $800 million in compensation on behalf of our clients.
  • You will not pay out of pocket to hire us. We don’t charge anything if we lose. If we win, we bill the amount won, not your wallet.

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents in Birmingham?

Determining the cause of your pedestrian collision is one of the first necessities on the road to recovery. A pedestrian accident can be the culmination of many things: a dangerously designed intersection, driver negligence and/or inattention. Identifying the main cause (proximate cause) of your pedestrian accident can help you obtain fair compensation for your damages.

  • Driver error
  • Broken traffic law
  • Ignored rights-of-way
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Drowsy driving
  • Speeding in a school zone
  • Dangerously designed intersection
  • Lack of crosswalks

If a driver, the City of Birmingham or another party caused the pedestrian accident that injured you or killed a loved one, the law may entitle you to financial compensation for your losses. Bringing a civil lawsuit against an at-fault party in Alabama may end in financial recovery for your damages, as well as the closure you need to move forward after a traumatic accident.

Contributory Negligence in Alabama

Pedestrian accident statistics in Alabama show that 66% of these collisions stem from causes related to the pedestrian. Even an accident where you seem to be at fault, however, could actually involve the negligence of another party, such as the owner of the property where the collision occurred or the entity in charge of roadway design. Do not admit fault for your pedestrian collision before you know all the facts. Call the police, give them your side of the story, go to the hospital and then call Wettermark Keith to discuss your case in more detail.

An investigation of your pedestrian accident could uncover that you were not to blame at all, but that a malfunctioning traffic light or unsafe crosswalk design caused the collision instead. In other cases, something such as a driver’s bad brakes or auto part defect might have caused your crash. Alabama is a contributory negligence state, meaning partial fault could bar you entirely from recovery. Work with our lawyers to increase your odds of securing compensation.

Contact a Birmingham Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

At Wettermark Keith, we represent clients with respect, professionalism, and compassion. We know precisely which tactics to employ to maximize the chances of a successful case. If you have an injury or a loved one died due to a negligent driver that struck you while walking in Birmingham, please contact us to discuss the possibility of a financial award. We may be able to help you recover fair compensation. Request your free consultation at (205) 933-9500 today.