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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Hazelwood, MO. Pedestrian accidents can cause unthinkable damage that has the potential to affect you and your family for months, years or even the rest of your life. The Halvorsen Klote pedestrian accident lawyer team has dedicated their careers to battling against large insurance companies that try to avoid their obligation to reimburse you. We are here to defend your rights, hold the person or organization that hurt you accountable and win you the maximum compensation you need to be made whole again. Call a Hazelwood, MO pedestrian accident lawyer today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics | Hazelwood, MO Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, across the whole country in 2019, 6,205 non-passengers were killed in car accidents and 76,000 were injured.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Traffic Compendium, in 2020 in Missouri 132 pedestrians were killed were killed in wrecks and 1,314 non-passengers were harmed.

According to reporting from the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2020 175 Illinois non-passengers died in collisions and 3,138 suffered injuries.

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way in Hazelwood, MO?

While drivers owe other drivers, passengers and pedestrians a duty of care, pedestrians also have certain obligations under Illinois and Missouri laws:

  • Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §300.375 and 625 ILCS 5/11-1002:
    • Pedestrians must obey traffic signals.
    • When there are no traffic signals, cars, trucks and motorcycles should stop when a pedestrian is halfway across the street.
    • Pedestrians cannot suddenly enter traffic in a way that makes it impossible for a driver to yield.
  • Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §300.390 and 625 ILCS 5/11-1003:
    • Any pedestrian crossing where there is no crosswalk and not at an intersection must yield to vehicles.
    • Pedestrians must wait for vehicles to pass if they are crossing on a highway where a overhead pedestrian crossing has been implemented.
  • In both Missouri and Illinois, you cannot cut between adjacent intersections where traffic signals are present except at a crosswalk.

who knows how to apply Missouri or Illinois law to your case. Get in touch with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Hazelwood, MO today at 866-382-4167.


Who Is Responsible for My Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Hazelwood, MO?

That will vary based on the exact causes of your injuries. Some of the entities your attorney at Halvorsen Klote can hold responsible are:

  • The driver, for example if they were driving drowsy, or otherwise driving negligently.
  • A motor vehicle manufacturer, dealer or mechanic in a product liability claim, for example if an SUV is prone to rolling over.
  • The public agency who are charged with overseeing the security of an intersection or road, for example if there is lack of signage.

In some cases, we can hold various people, companies and organizations at-fault. For example, if a distracted driver hits you in a lowly lit crosswalk, you may be able to seek compensation from the driver and the public agency who were supposed to keep the area secure for pedestrians. Your pedestrian accident lawyer at Halvorsen Klote will look into every possible at-fault party in your accident in order to win you the full financial recovery you deserve. This is extremely important if if one party, in combination with your underinsured motorist coverage, is not able to pay for all of your damages.

What if I Am Partially to Blame for My Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Hazelwood, MO?

Both Missouri and Illinois have what's known as a "comparative negligence" rule. In a comparative fault state, you may still collect compensation for your damages, but it will be reduced depending on the your portion of the blame for the accident. For example, if your damages total $100,000, but the fact finder determines you were 40% at fault, you would only receive $60,000.

Pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute §537.060, you can still recover some compensation even if you are 99% to blame for the accident. However, in Illinois, under 735 ILCS 5/2-1116 you would excluded from anything if you were more than 50% responsible.

Trying to shift fault onto you is a common trick insurance companies use to devalue claims. Your Hazelwood, MO pedestrian accident lawyer at Halvorsen Klote will handle the insurance adjuster and ensure you are not mistreated by a callous insurance company.

What Will a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Hazelwood, MO Do for Me?

Your Hazelwood, MO pedestrian accident lawyer at Haloversen Klote will employ our legal skill to get justice for you and your loved ones. When you hire us, we will immediately work to determine who is liable for your injuries. We also give you all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family. In addition, your Halvorsen Klote pedestrian accident lawyer will:

  • Acquire all relevant evidence, including eyewitness testimony, pictures, police records and more.
  • Work with our network of Hazelwood, MO wreck experts to help determine liability for your injuries.
  • Work with our network of Hazelwood, MO medical experts to exactly value your damages.
  • Oversee all investigation, documentation, litigation and negotiation so you can focus on recovering.
  • Make sure the insurance adjuster know they have to pay you what they owe you.
  • Take your case to trial when we cannot get the compensation you are owed in negotiations.

How Much Compensation Should I Expect to Collect?

That will vary depending on the particulars of your case, the gravity of your injuries and the talent and dedication of your Hazelwood, MO injury claim lawyer. We can help you receive compensation for:

  • Property damage, for example damage to your vehicle
  • Lost wages if your injury prevented you from being able to fulfill the functions of your job
  • Reduced earning capacity if your injuries result in disability
  • Medical bills, like:
    • Urgent care visits
    • Subsequent doctors' visits
    • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs
    • Medications
    • Surgeries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Your Hazelwood, MO pedestrian accident lawyer at Halvorsen Klote knows how to properly value claims and get you the full financial recovery you are entitled to.

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If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident that was not their fault, trust in your Hazelwood, MO pedestrian accident lawyer at Halvorsen Klote to be there when you need help the most. We know you did not expect or deserve to become injured. Our Hazelwood, MO clients matter to us and we will stand by your side until you get justice for your injuries. You do not pay unless we win. Call a Halvorsen Klote pedestrian accident lawyer in Hazelwood, MO today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary case evaluation.


Joel Halvorsen

Joel Halvorsen

Attorney at Law

Joel Halvorsen and his partner Greg Klote founded the Halvorsen Klote law firm on the principle that injured people and their families should have access to the same quality legal representation as large insurance companies.


Greg Klote

Greg Klote

Attorney at Law

Greg Klote is a partner and founder of Halvorsen Klote.

Greg has successfully fought for people who were injured through no fault of their own. He became a lawyer to help make a difference in the lives of those who have been wronged and treated unfairly.