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Why Are There So Many Pedestrian Accidents in Indianapolis?

Pedestrian Accident Attorney IL

Indianapolis’ popular downtown nightlife is no secret, so it’s not surprising downtown has the highest number of pedestrian crashes across Indianapolis, with 76% of them happening at an intersection. The two main causes of these accidents are drivers failing to yield and pedestrians not following crosswalk signals. These dangerous crashes have influenced the Indianapolis Metro Police Department and Health by Design to partner and take action. IMPD will begin monitoring eight busy intersections downtown for the next few months, mainly in the Mass Ave area.

Driver Responsibility to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents

The police department will focus on enforcing speed limits and traffic signals, and will ticket those who do not yield to pedestrians. Drivers should be aware, even when they have a green light, of pedestrian with the right of way. Specifically in the busy Mass Ave area, there are various pedestrian crosswalks that drivers ignore when turning.

Drivers should take extra caution in areas highly populated by pedestrians. The potential of hitting someone is higher downtown than in other places in Indianapolis, as shown by the statistics. Whether you are in a hurry, tired of traffic, or not paying adequate attention, the result could be a grave one. As a driver, you have a metal box protecting as opposed to a pedestrian with no protection. Even when a pedestrian is jaywalking, you must yield to them and avoid putting them in physical danger.

Pedestrian Responsibilities In Avoiding Accidents

Although vehicles cause more harm to pedestrians than the reverse, pedestrians have responsibilities as well. Pedestrians should follow the crosswalk signals and understand that jaywalking is illegal. IMPD plan on giving verbal warning to those walking and biking who fail to follow traffic signals. Even when pedestrians have the right of way, you should stay alert for oncoming traffic.

We will likely start seeing more police officers downtown strictly enforcing our traffic laws for the next few months. To make downtown Indy a safer place, we need to be more aware of pedestrians and crosswalks.

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It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

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Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

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If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

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After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney