Baton Rouge Pedestrian Accident Injury Attorneys
According to NewsBreak, aNationwide Report. On Friday, one person suffered injuries after getting struck by a vehicle in Baton Rouge. As per the initial information, the pedestrian crash took place on Florida Street at 14th Street at about 7:30 p.m.
On arrival, emergency personnel rushed the victim to a hospital in serious condition. The identity of the injured victim has not been released at this time. It is unknown whether the vehicle that struck the pedestrian stayed at the scene or not after the collision. No other details were provided by the officials.
If you, or a loved one, have been hit by a vehicle while jogging or walking, call our Baton Rouge pedestrian accident injury attorneys right away. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Check out today’s blog and watch the attached videos. If you’re ready to talk to an attorney now, dial (318) 561-2500.
What Are Your Rights After Being Hit by a car as a Pedestrian?
In 2008, 89 pedestrians were killed in Louisiana and another 1,085 pedestrians suffered injuries, according to the LSU Highway Safety Research Group. Despite strict laws and traffic regulations aimed at protecting pedestrians, drivers continue to hit and hurt people as they cross the street or walk on the sidewalk.
The pedestrian accident attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault have devoted almost 40 years to representing injury victims, including pedestrians in Alexandria, Baton Rouge and communities across the state of Louisiana. If you’ve been hit by a motorist while walking along or crossing Louisiana’s streets, contact our personal injury lawyers at 1-888-975-1728 for a free evaluation of your case, or submit an online request. We proudly serve the people of Louisiana including Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe and the surrounding communities.
Sadly, we’ve seen that very often, pedestrian accident injuries are completely preventable and occur due to factors such as:
- Alcohol use while driving
- Inattentive motorists
- Failing to yield right of way
- Elderly drivers
Pedestrian accident injuries are almost always severe; when an unprotected person collides with a vehicle weighing 2,000 pounds or more, serious injury is inevitable and can include:
- Severe head trauma
- Broken bones
- Brain damage
- Leg injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck and back injuries
Drivers will often claim you were at fault – but in many instances, pedestrians have the right of way. If you were following the rules of the road and the driver wasn’t, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages – and the pedestrian accident injury attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault are ready to help.
The pedestrian accident lawyers at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault will examine your case to determine the type and amount of damages that your injury warrants, including payments for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and any permanent disability. We’ll develop a legal strategy designed to obtain maximum benefits for you and your family. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Baton Rouge, LA
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, take the first step to protect your legal rights and contact the pedestrian injury attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault. We help Louisiana residents from Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe, Lafayette, Alexandria and across the state. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, so you must act quickly. Call (318) 561-2500 today or submit an online request.