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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Jackson, Mississippi

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident as a result of a negligent driver, Mama Justice can help you. Contact our pedestrian accident lawyers in Jackson to get started on your case.

Walking to grab lunch or taking a leisurely stroll is something we should be able to do without any concerns for our safety. Whether you are walking in an urban or suburban area of Jackson, you expect to be able to make it to your destination safely. However, we see thousands of people harmed in disastrous collisions all too often. In Jackson and throughout the state of Mississippi, we see numerous pedestrians harmed in crashes caused by the actions of other drivers sharing the road.

Given the fact that pedestrians and bicyclists do not have the same protection as other motorists, they are more likely to suffer severe injuries after being struck on the road. Whether you were walking alongside the road, crossing the street, or riding your bicycle, you should never have to suffer as a result of a reckless, negligent, or malicious driver.

Should you be victimized by another person’s actions, you have legal rights and you deserve to be compensated by the at-fault driver. Reaching out to a Jackson pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to get justice.

At Mama Justice, we work with victims who have been harmed in accidents caused by negligent and reckless motorists. Our team provides trusted and aggressive representation to help victims get the maximum amount of financial compensation available for their legal claims.

We never let our clients accept lowball settlement offers from self-serving insurance companies. Instead, we fight to ensure each victim we work with is able to reach their goals in recovery. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Jackson at your earliest convenience to get started on your case.

Types of Pedestrian Accidents We See in Jackson

When we hear people use the term “pedestrian,” we often think about people walking at crosswalks. However, foot traffic can interact with roads in a variety of ways. There are several scenarios that are likely to result in injuries to pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) created a list of the most common circumstances surrounding pedestrian accidents across the country. These include:

Turning Vehicle Accidents

These accidents take place when vehicles make left or right turns without first checking for foot traffic.

Mid-Block Accidents

There are many instances where pedestrians are struck in areas outside of crosswalks. Drivers are less likely to look for pedestrians crossing roadways in unmarked areas. As a result, we see many mid-block accidents take place.

Walker/Jogger Accidents

People who are traveling in the same direction as traffic may not be able to see approaching hazards. Drivers who fail to exercise extreme care to avoid crashes are likely to strike joggers and walkers.

Multiple Threats

When people are crossing a street that has more than one lane traveling in either direction, vehicles may not be able to see the pedestrians due to their line of sight being blocked by other stopped vehicles. If approaching vehicles do not stop for pedestrians, they may not be able to react in time to avoid being harmed.

Bus-Related Accidents

City and school buses often play a role in mid-block pedestrian crossings. These vehicles can stop in designated areas to pick up and drop off riders. When people follow too closely, fail to obey traffic control devices, and pass buses, they increase the risk of pedestrians being seriously harmed or killed.

Not only do pedestrian crashes take place at an alarming rate on roadways across our area, but we see countless victims harmed in alleys, parking lots, and various other areas where both foot and vehicle traffic take place at the same time. Working with a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer in Jackson to discuss your accident can help you determine legal options available for you moving forward.

Contact Mama Justice – MW Law Firm online or by phone at (888) 484-1476 today for a free and confidential consultation.