Fighting For Pedestrians After An Accident

When involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, a pedestrian will nearly always suffer a serious injury. Pedestrians are always afforded the right of way, but unfortunately, they are at the mercy of drivers of all types of vehicles.

To make matters even more complicated, a driver's insurance company will usually try to blame the injured victim. Adjusters can and will attempt to collect statements to try to limit payouts. If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian, it is critical to reach out to a lawyer to understand your rights and protect yourself.

Your Rights And Finding The Right Path To Recover Damages

The attorneys at The Copeland Law Firm are here to protect the rights of pedestrians injured in accidents. We are located in Columbia and have more than 30 years of experience helping victims and their families understand their rights and explore their legal options after an accident.

Our track record of success is why we continue to help victims and families in Missouri. When people partner with us, we obtain compensation for hospital stays and other medical bills in addition to compensation for ongoing recovery and lost income.

We have had substantial success helping people obtain full and fair compensation in pedestrian accident cases involving motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, truck drivers, commercial vehicle drivers, and other operators who were negligent or careless behind the wheel.

In these cases, the law is most often in favor of the pedestrian, particularly if a victim is hit in a crosswalk. It may not matter what the light was signaling or that the pedestrian was crossing illegally — drivers need to exercise appropriate caution.

One example of our success:

While walking across a dark downtown street late at night, a man was struck by a car and suffered serious injury to his right arm and leg. After immediately leaving the scene and being found several days later, the driver was acquitted in the criminal trial. The injured man's TV attorney had given up on the case when the other driver was acquitted of the criminal charge of leaving the scene, but our attorneys took over the case and were ultimately able to reconstruct the accident with previously discarded evidence and testimony from the old criminal case. We settled for policy limits of $250,000.

Helping Victims And Families Move On

Our passion for helping victims and their families put back the pieces of their lives after an accident is what drives us to do our best. We know the challenges you face, and we are here to help you in whatever way possible. Contact our firm or call us at 573-397-5277 to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys.