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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Maryland Heights, MO. Pedestrian accidents can cause unimaginable 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 committed their careers to battling against powerful 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 responsible and secure you the complete compensation you need to be made whole again. Reach out to a Maryland Heights, MO pedestrian accident lawyer today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary case review.

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Pedestrian Accident Statistics | Maryland Heights, MO Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, in the United States in 2019, there were 6,205 pedestrian deaths and over 76,000 injuries.

According to data from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Traffic Compendium, in 2020 in Missouri 132 pedestrians were killed were killed in accidents and 1,314 non-passengers were injured.

According to reporting from the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2020 175 Illinois non-passengers were killed in collisions and 3,138 were injured.

What Are My Other Rights and Duties as a Pedestrian in Maryland Heights, 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 approaching the halfway point in the road.
    • Pedestrians cannot all of a sudden run in front of a car in a way that a driver will not be able to account for them before hitting them.
  • According to Missouri Revised Statute §300.390 and 625 ILCS 5/11-1003:
    • If there is no crosswalk, and a pedestrian is not at an intersection, vehicles have the right of way.
    • Pedestrians must wait for vehicles to pass if they are crossing on a road where a overhead pedestrian crossing has been placed.
  • In both Missouri and Illinois, you cannot travel across adjacent intersections where traffic signals are present except at a crosswalk.

who knows how to apply Missouri or Illinois law to your case. Reach out to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Maryland Heights, MO today at 866-382-4167.


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

That can be any one or a variety of parties. Some of the entities your attorney at Halvorsen Klote can hold accountable are:

  • The driver, for example if they were driving drowsy, or otherwise acted behind the wheel in a reckless manner.
  • A car manufacturer in a product liability claim, for example if a car's brakes malfunction.
  • The government body responsible for overseeing the security of an intersection or road, for example if there is is a high-traffic area that suffers from poor lighting.

In some cases, we can hold various people, companies and organizations accountable. For example, if a drowsy driver hits when they could not see you coming because of a sign, you may be able to make a claim against the driver and the public agency responsible for the safety of that crosswalk. Your pedestrian accident lawyer at Halvorsen Klote will look into every possible responsible party in your accident in order to win you the best possible compensation you deserve. This is vitally important if your damages exceed a driver's policy limit and your own underinsured motorist coverage.

What if I Am Partially At Fault for My Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Maryland Heights, MO?

Both Missouri and Illinois have what's called a "comparative negligence" rule. In a comparative fault state, you will get compensation for the percentage of the accident you are not responsible for. For example, if your damages total $100,000, but the fact finder ascertains you are bear 20% of the responsibility for your injuries, you would collect $80,000.

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, according to 735 ILCS 5/2-1116 you would excluded from any compensation if the majority of the accident was your fault.

Trying to move responsibility onto you is a common deception insurance companies use to devalue claims. Your Maryland Heights, MO pedestrian accident lawyer at Halvorsen Klote knows how to counter those tricks and get you the financial recovery you are entitled to.

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

Your Maryland Heights, MO pedestrian accident lawyer at Haloversen Klote will implement our legal expertise to let an insurance adjuster know that they are going to have to reimburse you for all of your damages. When you hire us, we get started on your case right away. We also give you all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family. Additionally, your Halvorsen Klote pedestrian accident lawyer will:

  • Gather all evidence to help with your claim, including eyewitness testimony, surveillance video, police records and more.
  • Work in tandem with our network of Maryland Heights, MO collision experts to help ascertain accountability for your injuries.
  • Work in concert with our network of Maryland Heights, MO medical experts to ensure we know the precise worth of your claim.
  • Oversee all investigation, documentation, litigation and negotiation so you can spend your energy on healing.
  • Fight back against insurance companies who do not want to pay you what they owe you.
  • Take your case in front of a judge and jury when the insurance company will not be fair in mediation.

How Much Is My Injury Claim Worth?

That will vary depending on the specifics of your injury, the seriousness of your injuries and the expertise of your Maryland Heights, MO injury claim lawyer. We can help you receive a financial restitution for:

  • Property damage, for instance damage to your car
  • Lost wages from time spent recovering
  • Diminished earning potential if your injuries result in disability
  • Medical expenses, like:
    • Emergency room visits
    • Follow up appointments
    • Assistive devices such as wheelchairs
    • Medications
    • Surgeries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental distress

Your Maryland Heights, 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 a loved one was hurt in an accident because of someone else's carelessness, trust in your Maryland Heights, MO pedestrian accident lawyer at Halvorsen Klote to be there when you need help the most. You do not have to go it alone when someone else turns your life upside down. We take all of our client's cases in Maryland Heights, MO personally and will stand by your side throughout your claim. We charge no attorneys' fees unless we win. Call a Halvorsen Klote pedestrian accident lawyer in Maryland Heights, MO today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a free 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.