Pedestrian Accidents

Chalmette Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Pedestrians face alarming risks when walking in or near traffic, especially in highly trafficked urban areas. Unprotected and physically exposed, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to severe injury or death. Unlike drivers, as a pedestrian, you lack the vehicle’s safety features, such as airbags, seatbelts, and the steel shell of a vehicle’s frame around you. 

As a result, even when struck at low speeds, you can sustain injuries that can range from broken bones and internal damage to catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and loss of limbs. Your life can be drastically and even permanently changed after such accidents and injuries.

At Tonry & Giraud, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for those injured and their families. You may need ongoing medical care, psychological support, and financial resources to meet these needs, especially if you cannot work temporarily or permanently.

Our team is here to provide you with the legal help and human support that can make a difference when seeking fair compensation in a personal injury claim. With decades of experience and a track record of legal wins, we work aggressively for Louisianans in Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, and the surrounding areas. 

Contact a team member online or at (504) 470-0738 to schedule a free initial consultation with a Chalmette pedestrian accident attorney. 

Pedestrian Accidents in Louisiana

Pedestrian accidents can occur in various settings, including crosswalks, intersections, city sidewalks, and on the sides of roads or highways. When pedestrians are struck by cars, motorcycles, trucks, or buses in accidents caused by negligence or recklessness, Louisiana personal injury law provides a way to seek damages against the at-fault party or their insurer.

Unfortunately, pursuing a personal injury claim can be frustrating and challenging. Insurers are notorious for protecting their own interests more than injury claimants through various tactics. They have legal teams who work to keep payouts as low as possible.

Tactics can include:

  • Blaming the victim for the accident
  • Questioning the validity or extent of the injury or damages
  • Offering lowball settlements that do not reflect the full scope of damages
  • Delaying the claims process to pressure victims into accepting unsatisfactory payouts when faced with financial strain
  • Denying valid claims

Our skilled attorneys are well-versed in these tactics and can counter them effectively to protect your rights.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Negligence-based pedestrian accidents are commonly caused by the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield
  • Disobeying traffic signals
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Violations of other traffic laws
  • Inattention
  • Poor visibility or lack of adequate signage

A thorough investigation of the circumstances and evidence must be completed to support your compensation claim. Such investigations can include police reports, witness testimony, photos or camera footage of the accident, medical reports, and more. At Tonry & Giraud, we take every available action to back up your claim with the evidence required.

To schedule a free consultation with our pedestrian attorneys in Chalmette, contact us by calling (504) 470-0738 or reaching out online.

Damages in a Pedestrian Accident

As in other personal injury accidents, the damages you may receive will depend on the circumstances of your case, including the extent of your injuries and their impact on the quality of your life. 

Damages can include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages or earning
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Our team can help by providing access to medical experts, through investigation and evidence gathering, timely filing of claims, aggressive negotiation at the settlement table, or representation in court. 

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Tonry & Giraud: Your Partner in Pursuing Justice

Pedestrian accidents are often complex legal matters. The attorneys at Tonry & Giraud have a strong track record of success in representing victims of these tragic events. If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident, we are here to provide you with the compassionate and skilled legal representation you need.

You can reach us online or at (504) 470-0738 to request a free case assessment with a Chalmette pedestrian accident lawyer. 

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