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Our St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyers at The Floyd Law Firm can guide injured victims through personal injury claims to help them achieve the case results they need. We are here for you during this difficult time.

When drivers are careless and reckless behind the wheel, they put pedestrians at risk of suffering significant harm. Pedestrian-vehicle collisions can cause severe and fatal physical injuries as well as significant emotional harm to the pedestrian.

Why You Need a St. Louis Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Although Missouri law holds drivers financially responsible, or liable, for car accidents that they cause, car insurance companies are notorious for trying to avoid paying claimants. You may find it difficult to obtain fair and full financial compensation from a driver’s car insurance company after getting hit by a car – especially if your injuries are catastrophic. A St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyer from The Floyd Law Firm can help you protect yourself.

Our St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys can return to the scene of your accident and conduct an investigation to determine fault. Then, your St. Louis personal injury lawyer will search for evidence to prove negligence and establish causation. You can trust your pedestrian accident attorney to take over insurance claim negotiations or bring your case to court, if necessary, for maximum financial compensation. Meanwhile, you can rest, relax and focus on healing from your injuries.

Steps to Take After Getting Hit by a Car

If you get hit by a car while jogging or walking in St. Louis, try to remain calm and remember to take the following steps to protect yourself physically and financially:

  1. Check for signs of an injury, such as pain, bleeding, or swelling.
  2. If you notice signs of a potential back or spine injury, limit your movements until help arrives.
  3. Call 911 immediately to report the accident to the police and request paramedics.
  4. If you can, get out of the road and to a safe place to wait for the police to arrive.
  5. Exchange information with the driver who hit you. Do not admit fault for the accident.
  6. Take photographs of where the accident took place and the car that struck you.
  7. Go to a hospital without delay for professional medical care.
  8. Call the driver’s car insurance company to report the accident and file a claim.
  9. Do not give the insurance claims adjuster a recorded statement.
  10. Contact The Floyd Law Firm before accepting a settlement from the insurance provider.

The first settlement offered by a car insurance company is often less than the true value of the claim. Before accepting a settlement or signing anything sent to you from an insurance company, consult with our accident attorneys.

Common Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accidents

The human body cannot withstand an impact with a large and heavy motor vehicle. Even a low-speed pedestrian-vehicle collision can result in significant injuries for the pedestrian. As the victim’s body strikes the front of the car, the hood, the windshield, and/or the asphalt, he or she can sustain serious and life-threatening injuries.

Examples include:

  • Broken bones
  • Rib fractures and chest injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Permanent paralysis
  • Lower extremity injuries
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal injuries

At The Floyd Law Firm, our pedestrian accident attorneys can handle pedestrian accident cases involving all types of injuries, including catastrophic and life-changing injuries. We also represent surviving family members in wrongful death claims after fatal pedestrian collisions in St. Louis.

Contact Our St. Louis Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

If you were recently hit by a car in St. Louis, Missouri, contact us to request a free case consultation. Our St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyers will listen to your story and let you know how we can help in more detail. While you concentrate on your physical and emotional recoveries, we can take steps toward your financial one. We will also connect you to top doctors in St. Louis to make sure you get the care that you need.

Call The Floyd Law Firm today at (314) 863-4114 to learn more during a free case review. We can come to your home or hospital, if necessary.