We understand the hardship and loss that is suffered after a pedestrian accident involving serious injury or death. Accident victims and families in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, rely on the experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben to help them navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.
Walking is great exercise and can be good for overall health, but accidents do occur. Severe injuries or death can result from traffic accidents involving pedestrians since victims are completely exposed when hit by a car or other moving vehicle.
Crossing the street, particularly at a non-intersection, increases the risk of an accident, but there are no guarantees a motorist will stop at intersections and other designated crosswalks. Children between the ages of 5 and 9 are at the greatest risk because their small stature makes them more difficult to see. Their ability to hear a moving vehicle does not develop until age 10. The elderly are also at high risk for being involved in pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents can result in wrongful death or serious injuries such as broken bones, amputation, traumatic brain injury, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries.
Do not accept any claim before you speak with an attorney. Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident. Insurance adjusters will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to try to gain your confidence. In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as the friend of the injured person or the family of the person who was killed in an accident. The goal of such contact is to settle the case on terms as favorable as possible for the insurance company.
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is Minnesota’s largest personal injury law firm. We maintain a national reputation for achieving substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our pedestrian accident clients.
Our success is attributed to the combination of experience, expertise, and exceptional dedication to the needs of every client. Many accidents are caused by negligence, so it is imperative that anyone involved in an accident contact an experienced injury attorney. Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you’ve been injured. The sooner you involve a personal injury attorney, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address any other important factors.