Standing Up For Pedestrians Hurt By Negligent Drivers
In 2019, drivers hit 76,000 and killed 6,205 pedestrians across the U.S. In 2020 in Louisville alone, 30 people who were walking or jogging, were hit by drivers and lost their lives. This is up 30% from 2019 and up a whopping 275% from 2012. This is according to data from the Department of Public Works and the Governors Highway Safety Administration report. In fact, just about every 88 minutes a pedestrian in this country is killed by a driver.
At the Louisville law firm of T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, we believe such statistics are simply unacceptable.
Drivers Have A Duty of Safety
Drivers of cars and trucks have the duty to pay attention on the road and protect those on foot. Even Kentucky law acknowledges this, and KRS 189.570 says that:
When traffic control signals are not in place or in operation, the operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
Pedestrians Have The Right Of Way
If there is no stop sign or traffic light, the driver must automatically yield to pedestrians on the road. If you or someone you love was injured because a driver failed to pay attention or obey the rules of the road, we will fight for full compensation for you. T.J. has won over $230 million for his injured clients. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has decades of legal experience.
T.J. is an attorney who works to get the maximum compensation but he also works to get you the maximum care; his vast network of specialists, doctors and care providers means that he can get you the right care when you need it.
Call T.J. – He’ll Make ‘Em Pay
Common Causes Of Such Collisions
Negligent drivers can cause serious injuries to pedestrians in many ways. Here are just a few:
- Failing to see or slow down for pedestrians in crosswalks
- Backing out of a driveway without checking for people on the sidewalk
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Driving drunk or under the influence of drugs
- Swerving into a pedestrian while trying to pass another vehicle by driving recklessly
- Texting, eating or being otherwise distracted
If you or someone you care about was hit by a driver, it’s time to call T.J. After a Kentucky car crash, get the representation you need to defend your rights and make ’em pay.
Get Your Free Consult To Find Out More
Get your questions answered – schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer and learn more about your rights. Call T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, at 502-677-1429. No matter where in Kentucky you were injured; Louisville, Central Kentucky, or even out in a rural area, T.J. can help. Call anytime, day or night. You can also request a consult via our email contact form.