How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You
If a pedestrian or cyclist is hit by a distracted driver, drunk driver or other negligent driver, they have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, income loss, pain and suffering, and other damages. The personal injury attorneys at Gray Ritter Graham fight to protect the legal rights of pedestrians and cyclists hurt or killed by the carelessness of others. We can seek fair compensation for your catastrophic injuries or for the loss of a loved one.
Our team of St. Louis attorneys has brought personal injury claims on behalf of pedestrians and bicyclists seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents since 1946. We bring substantial experience, teamwork and thorough preparation to every case we handle.
After an accident, we send investigators to the scene to gather evidence for determining who is responsible. In some cases, this means interviewing witnesses and/or reconstructing the accident.
We also work with medical experts to determine the extent of the injuries sustained in order to help clients recover fair compensation. We will ensure that your personal injury financial award covers not only your current medical expenses but also your future medical needs, from rehabilitation to long-term care, as well as other relevant damages.
Your award for damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Ongoing physical or mental therapy
We understand you may be facing financial challenges. GRG will not charge you for reviewing or handling your case. You will not pay attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for you.
In addition to recovering compensation for you, we are dedicated to holding drivers accountable for negligence, such as:
- Failing to check blind spots for bicyclists or pedestrians on the road
- Failing to notice pedestrians or bicyclists due to distracted driving
- Failing to yield when the pedestrian or cyclist has the right of way
- Driving impaired, under the influence of alcohol and/or illicit drugs
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
When vehicles hit pedestrians, the results are often catastrophic. While drivers may claim that pedestrians “came out of nowhere,” the reality is that car and truck drivers frequently do not take the time to look out for them or yield the right of way.
In Missouri, pedestrians generally have the right of way in both marked and unmarked crosswalks, and drivers must slow or stop to allow people to cross. It is the driver's responsibility to do everything necessary to avoid colliding with any pedestrian.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers will work hard and build a strong claim to help assure your rights are protected, as we pursue the compensation you deserve.
Bicycle Accident Lawyers
In Missouri, bicyclists have the same legal rights of way as motor vehicle operators. Car and truck drivers must keep a lookout for cyclists, just as they would for motorized vehicles. When they don’t give the same care and attention to cyclists and walkers, drivers may be held liable for their recklessness.
If you were seriously injured in a bicycle collision – or lost a family member who was biking - due to a vehicle driver’s carelessness, our experienced bicycle accident attorneys can assist you in recovering appropriate compensation for your physical, emotional, and economic damages.
Working With Insurance Companies After Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
After a serious bicycle or walking accident, you will likely receive a call from the driver's insurance company. The insurance representative may appear friendly and concerned about your injuries, but keep in mind, it is their job to minimize your injuries and settle for as little money as possible. And often less than you deserve.
The insurance company representative may try to manipulate you into saying that the accident was not a big deal, or worse, that it was your fault. Every word you say could damage your case, and that is why you need to have a personal injury attorney on your side.
Our St. Louis bicycle/pedestrian accident lawyers know how to handle insurance companies. We do not back down.
Contact Our St. Louis Bicycle & Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Let GRG help you get the compensation you deserve for your serious injuries or the death of a loved one in a crash caused by a driver. Schedule a consultation today. There is no charge for discussing your case. We represent clients in Missouri, Illinois, and the surrounding region. The statute of limitations for accidents involving bicycles and pedestrians is different by state. It is best to contact our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to begin preserving evidence and building your case.