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Pedestrian Accidents

While pedestrians almost always have the right of way, most people gladly sacrifice this right when an impatient or distracted driver refuses to yield. Unfortunately, as a pedestrian, it is sometimes impossible to completely protect yourself from an oncoming car. An average of eight Minneapolis pedestrians are killed every year. Nationwide, a pedestrian is killed every two hours and one is injured every seven minutes. Drivers are almost always at fault in these types of accidents. If you or a loved one was killed or injured while walking on the street, contact an experienced Minneapolis car accident attorney.

Pedestrians struck by vehicles are at high risk for major injuries because they have no safety equipment. Common injuries to pedestrians hit by cars include:

  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Road rash
  • Nerve damage
  • Fractured bones
  • Injured ligaments
  • Spinal cord injuries

Our Minneapolis Injury Attorneys Can Help You Get Compensation

Many of these injuries are life-changing. Even worse, some people do not survive the injuries. If you or a loved one was killed or injured while walking beside the street, you need the expertise of a skilled Minneapolis accident lawyer. Your attorney can help you negotiate a fair settlement with your insurance company or aid you in filing suit for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain
  • Emotional anguish
  • Loss of wages
  • Scarring
  • Wrongful death
  • And more…

If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your free initial appointment, contact our offices today to speak with a skilled Minneapolis pedestrian accident lawyer. The Schmidt-Salita Law Team prides itself on providing the utmost attention to detail, allowing you to collect the maximum possible settlement. If you were hit by a car while walking, do not wait another day – call a Minneapolis pedestrian accident lawyer today to discuss your case.

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