The historic charm and modern allure of downtown Huntsville, and the lively atmosphere of the city’s entertainment districts, see a constant flow of pedestrians exploring the shops, restaurants, and cultural venues.
But any time pedestrians share the road with cars, they are at risk of being struck by a vehicle. Pedestrian accidents can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered a pedestrian injury, trust a Huntsville pedestrian accident lawyer from Dennis Injury Law to be your advocate. With a deep understanding of the city's dynamics and a passion for ensuring justice, we stand ready to fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
Huntsville Pedestrian Accident Guide
Why Choose Dennis Injury Law for Your Pedestrian Accident Case
Attorney and North Alabama native Garrett Dennis, a two-time Super Lawyer Mid-South Rising Star, returned to Huntsville to establish Dennis Injury Law with the goal of providing residents with top-notch local legal services.
Through the years, he has helped people injured in accidents due to no fault of their own seek justice against those who harmed them and compensation for their injuries.
When you retain the services of Dennis Injury Law, you get a team of dedicated personal injury lawyers in Huntsville looking out for your best interests. Contact our office today for your free consultation and take the first step toward the justice you deserve.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can occur for various reasons, and they often result in injuries or fatalities. Understanding these common causes can help raise awareness and promote safety for both pedestrians and drivers. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted Driving: Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, eating, or engaging in other distractions are more likely to miss pedestrians in their path.
- Speeding: Speeding reduces a driver's reaction time and increases the severity of pedestrian accidents. A faster-moving vehicle is more likely to cause severe injuries or fatalities.
- Failure to Yield: Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks, intersections, or when making turns can lead to accidents.
- Impaired Driving: Alcohol, drugs, or medication impair a driver's judgment, coordination, and reaction time, making them more likely to strike pedestrians.
- Poor Visibility: Low visibility due to weather conditions (such as rain, fog, snow) or low-light situations can make it harder for drivers to see pedestrians.
- Running Red Lights or Stop Signs: Drivers who disregard traffic signals and signs can collide with pedestrians who have the right of way.
- Reckless Driving: Aggressive or careless driving behaviors, such as tailgating or weaving between lanes, can endanger pedestrians.
- Driver Fatigue: Fatigued drivers have slower reaction times and impaired judgment, making them more likely to overlook pedestrians.
- Vehicle Blind Spots: Large vehicles like trucks and buses have significant blind spots, which can make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians, especially when turning or changing lanes.
- Weather Conditions: Rain, snow, ice, and fog can reduce traction for both pedestrians and drivers, making it harder to stop or maneuver safely.
Negligence by Other Parties
- Poor Road Design: Inadequate signage, lack of crosswalks, poorly marked pedestrian zones, and other road design issues can contribute to accidents.
- Inadequate Street Lighting: Poorly lit streets make it challenging for both drivers and pedestrians to see each other, increasing the risk of accidents, particularly at night.
How Can a Lawyer Help with My Pedestrian Accident Claim?
If you've been involved in a pedestrian accident and are considering pursuing a claim, hiring a lawyer can be beneficial in several ways. Here are some ways a lawyer from Dennis Injury Law can help with your pedestrian accident claim:
Our lawyers have a deep understanding of relevant laws and regulations. We can help you navigate the complex legal system, ensuring that you understand your rights and responsibilities.
Investigation and Evidence Gathering
We have experience in conducting thorough investigations. We can gather evidence such as witness statements, accident reports, surveillance footage, and medical records to build a strong case on your behalf.
We can assess the strength of your case and advise you on the potential outcomes. We can help you understand the value of your claim, taking into account factors such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future damages.
Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. We can handle communications with the insurance company on your behalf, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation.
If your case goes to court, having a lawyer from Dennis Injury Law by your side is crucial. We can represent you during legal proceedings, presenting your case in a compelling manner and advocating for your interests.
Statute of Limitations
We can help you understand and adhere to the statute of limitations, which is the timeframe within which you must file a lawsuit. Missing this deadline could result in losing your right to pursue compensation.
Our lawyers are skilled negotiators. We can negotiate with the at-fault party's legal representation or insurance company to reach a settlement that is fair and meets your needs.
Court Filings and Procedures
Navigating the legal system involves filing various documents and adhering to specific procedures. We can handle these tasks efficiently, ensuring that everything is submitted correctly and on time.
If needed, we can bring in expert witnesses to provide testimony on issues such as accident reconstruction or the extent of your injuries.
Peace of Mind
Dealing with the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be stressful. Having a lawyer can provide peace of mind, allowing you to focus on your recovery while they handle the legal aspects of your case.
Contact the Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Dennis Injury Law Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a pedestrian injury in Huntsville, trust Dennis Injury Law to be your advocate.
With a deep understanding of the city's dynamics and a passion for ensuring justice, our pedestrian accident attorneys stand ready to fight for your rights and help you on the path to recovery.
Contact our office today at (256) 500-4878 or through our online form for a consultation and take the first step toward the compensation you deserve.
Dennis Injury Law
221 Longwood Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Ph: (256) 5004 878