Pedestrian Accidents

At Koussan Law, we understand the devastating impact that pedestrian accidents can have on individuals and their loved ones.

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Walking is a fundamental mode of transportation, offering individuals the freedom to move about their communities, enjoy the outdoors, and access essential amenities. However, despite the convenience and health benefits of walking, pedestrians are vulnerable to accidents and injuries, particularly in areas with heavy traffic or inadequate infrastructure. Pedestrian accidents can result in severe injuries, significant medical expenses, and profound emotional trauma for victims and their families.

At Koussan Law, we understand the devastating impact that pedestrian accidents can have on individuals and their loved ones. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to advocating for the rights of pedestrian accident victims in Michigan, helping them seek justice, accountability, and fair compensation for their injuries and losses. With our compassionate support and legal expertise, you can navigate the complexities of the legal system with confidence and peace of mind.

Understanding Pedestrian Accidents in Michigan

Pedestrian accidents occur when pedestrians are struck or injured by a motor vehicle. These accidents can happen in various settings, including crosswalks, intersections, sidewalks, parking lots, and residential streets. While pedestrians have the right of way in many situations, negligent or reckless behavior on the part of drivers can lead to collisions and devastating consequences for pedestrians.

Pedestrian accidents extend beyond just walking—they include cyclists, scooter riders, and more. At Koussan Law, we're dedicated to advocating for all victims of pedestrian accidents in Michigan. Learn how we can help you navigate the legal process and seek the compensation you deserve.

Pedestrian accidents encompass various scenarios, from walkers in crosswalks to cyclists on residential streets. In Michigan, hundreds are injured or killed each year, emphasizing the need for enhanced safety measures. At Koussan Law, we're committed to protecting the rights of all pedestrian accident victims.

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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can occur due to a variety of factors, including:

  1. Driver Negligence: Driver negligence is a leading cause of pedestrian accidents. Distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield, running red lights, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can all contribute to collisions with pedestrians.
  2. Poor Visibility: Limited visibility, particularly at night or in adverse weather conditions, can increase the risk of pedestrian accidents. Dark clothing, inadequate lighting, and obscured crosswalks can make it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians and react in time to avoid collisions.
  3. Infrastructure Deficiencies: Inadequate pedestrian infrastructure, such as poorly designed crosswalks, lack of sidewalks, and insufficient signage, can create hazards for pedestrians and increase the likelihood of accidents.
  4. Pedestrian Behavior: While pedestrians generally have the right of way, unsafe pedestrian behavior, such as jaywalking, crossing against traffic signals, or walking while distracted, can contribute to accidents.
  5. Driver Distraction: Distracted driving, including texting, talking on the phone, or engaging in other activities behind the wheel, can divert drivers' attention away from the road and increase the risk of striking pedestrians.

Types of Pedestrian Injuries

Pedestrian accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, varying in severity depending on factors such as the speed of the vehicle, the point of impact, and the age and physical condition of the pedestrian. Common injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents include:

  1. Fractures and Broken Bones: Pedestrians may suffer fractures and broken bones, particularly in the legs, arms, and pelvis, due to the force of impact with a vehicle or the pavement.
  2. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), can occur when pedestrians strike their heads on the ground or vehicles during collisions.
  3. Spinal Cord Injuries: Pedestrian accidents can cause spinal cord injuries, resulting in partial or complete paralysis, loss of sensation, and impaired mobility.
  4. Soft Tissue Injuries: Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, and contusions, can occur due to the force of impact or sudden movements during pedestrian accidents.
  5. Internal Injuries: Internal injuries, including organ damage, internal bleeding, and chest injuries, may occur in pedestrian accidents, particularly in high-speed collisions.
  6. Lacerations and Abrasions: Pedestrians may sustain cuts, lacerations, and abrasions from contact with vehicles, pavement, or debris during accidents.

Legal Rights and Remedies for Pedestrian Accident Victims

If you've been injured in a pedestrian accident in Michigan, it's essential to understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation. As a pedestrian accident victim, you may be entitled to pursue various forms of compensation for your injuries and losses, including:

  1. Medical Expenses: You can seek compensation for medical expenses related to your pedestrian accident injuries, including hospital bills, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  2. Lost Wages: If your pedestrian accident injuries prevent you from working, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, including wages lost during your recovery period and future earning capacity if your injuries result in long-term disability or impairment.
  3. Pain and Suffering: Pedestrian accident victims may be eligible to seek compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, mental anguish, and diminished quality of life resulting from their injuries and the trauma of the accident.
  4. Property Damage: If your personal belongings, such as clothing, electronics, or other items, were damaged or destroyed in the pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to reimbursement for the cost of repairing or replacing these items.
  5. Wrongful Death Damages: In cases where pedestrian accidents result in fatalities, surviving family members may be eligible to pursue wrongful death claims to seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and the emotional toll of losing a loved one.

Why Choose Koussan Law for Your Pedestrian Accident Case?

At Koussan Law, we have a proven track record of success in representing pedestrian accident victims throughout Michigan. Here are a few reasons to choose our firm for your pedestrian accident case:

  1. Experience: Our attorneys have extensive experience handling pedestrian accident cases and are well-versed in Michigan's laws and legal procedures governing personal injury claims.
  2. Dedication: We are committed to providing compassionate support and personalized attention to each client we serve. We understand the challenges you may be facing after a pedestrian accident and are here to guide you through the legal process with care and professionalism.
  3. Legal Expertise: Our legal team has the knowledge, skills, and resources to build strong cases on behalf of pedestrian accident victims. We conduct thorough investigations, gather compelling evidence, and advocate aggressively for our clients' rights and interests.
  4. Results: We have a proven track record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, securing substantial settlements and verdicts in pedestrian accident cases. We are dedicated to maximizing your compensation and helping you rebuild your life after a pedestrian accident.
  5. Personalized Approach: At Koussan Law, we understand that every pedestrian accident case is unique, and we tailor our legal strategies to meet the individual needs and goals of each client. We take the time to listen to your story, understand your concerns, and develop a customized legal strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Contact Koussan Law Today

If you've been injured in a pedestrian accident in Michigan, don't wait to seek legal representation. Contact Koussan Law today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys. We'll review the details of your case, explain your legal rights and options, and help you understand the next steps in pursuing compensation for your injuries and losses. Let us be your advocates for justice and accountability. Call us now to get started (313)444-8348.

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