Gulfport Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Representing Injured Pedestrians’ Rights & Interests
As a pedestrian, you have specific rights and responsibilities. You should obey traffic signals, walk on sidewalks, use crosswalks, and walk against traffic if no pedestrian walkways are available. As long as you obey traffic laws as a pedestrian, you should be reasonably protected from harm—at least in theory. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Negligent drivers can place pedestrians at risk of serious injury or even death.
Were you struck by a motor vehicle? Have you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident in Mississippi? Talk to a Gulfport pedestrian injury attorney at 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP and find out what rights you have to hold the negligent driver or another responsible party accountable. Your medical bills, lost earnings, and other losses should be covered by the party that caused you harm. We can help you seek the maximum compensation you deserve so you can make the best recovery possible.
Types of Pedestrian Injuries
Pedestrians are at risk of suffering catastrophic injuries, even in low-speed traffic accidents. They are completely unprotected when struck by a motor vehicle that may weigh thousands of pounds, and they may experience significant physical trauma in collisions in parking lots, crosswalks, intersections, driveways, or open roads.
Our Gulfport pedestrian accident lawyers are familiar with cases involving such injuries as:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Lacerations and contusions
Driver Negligence Causes Pedestrian Injuries & Deaths
Many of these fatalities and injuries could be prevented and would not have happened if not for improper, negligent, or careless driver behaviors. The privilege of driving comes with a duty of care to others. When a driver fails to exercise reasonable care, that driver is said to be negligent.
Some common examples of driver negligence include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Disregarding traffic signs and signals
- Failure to yield
- Failure to signal a turn or lane change
- Unsafe turns
These are among the major causes of pedestrian injuries and wrongful death that can be attributed to driver negligence. Our legal team will help you pinpoint the exact cause of the accident so you can receive fair compensation from the responsible party.
Contact Us Now for Your Free Case Evaluation
If you want to have the best opportunity of restoring your health, financial stability, and overall quality of life, you need a fair settlement or award from the at-fault party. Let Maggio | Thompson, LLP fight for the fair compensation you rightfully deserve. With our experience, our commitment to helping our clients, and our resources, we can persevere in the most serious or complex pedestrian accident cases.