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Shreveport Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Accidents involving pedestrians are common—all too common—in the state of Louisiana. In fact, our home state ranks sixth in the nation for fatal pedestrian accidents per capita. But an accident need not be fatal to be devastating to the injured party. There are medical expenses, potentially lost income, and the cost of rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of the injury, there may be the need for therapy. That’s to say nothing of the lost enjoyment of life. When the injuries resulted because of someone else’s felt, our Shreveport pedestrian accidents lawyer can file a lawsuit.
The Josh Clayton Law exists for a single purpose—to ensure that everyone injured by someone else’s negligence has an advocate in their fight for justice and a fair settlement. We pride ourselves on diligent research and passionate advocacy. We know how to investigate, negotiate, and litigate. We’ve been doing just that since our founding in 2008 and we sure aren’t stopping now. Clients come to our Shreveport office from throughout Caddo Parish, Bossier Parish, and all of northwestern Louisiana.
Give us a call at (318) 217-8487 or reach out online to set up a consultation.
Pedestrian Rights & Responsibilities in Louisiana
Both pedestrians and drivers have basic responsibilities under Louisiana law. A pedestrian cannot cross an interstate highway, save for cases involving serious emergency. Pedestrians ought to choose the sidewalk when it is available, and if they leave the sidewalk, a driver should have enough time to reasonably respond. If pedestrians cross the road outside of a designated crosswalk area, they are to give drivers the right-of-way.
But pedestrians also have rights. They are entitled to the right of way when there is a crosswalk. Above all, drivers are expected to use all means reasonably available to avoid the pedestrian. This includes everything from braking to honking. Even if a pedestrian violated the law, the driver is still obligated to do their best to avoid a collision. In this regard, Louisiana law is generous to pedestrians.
Our Shreveport pedestrian accidents attorney can be reached by phone at (318) 217-8487 or by filling out our online contact form. Let us hear from you today.
Proving Liability in Pedestrian Accident Cases
The question of which party, the driver or the pedestrian failed to either follow the law or act reasonably given the circumstances is often a strongly contested issue in these cases. Fortunately, there are means by which our Shreveport pedestrian accidents lawyer can gather concrete evidence and take the case beyond the competing words of two people.
Eyewitnesses to the accident can be contacted and asked for their testimony. It’s possible cellphone video might have taken. Depending on where the accident took place, there may be traffic camera footage that can be subpoenaed for use in the case. The police will have photos of the accident scene, and those photos can reveal skid marks and other telltale signs. Expert witnesses may be able to use those clues to deduce how fast the driver was going.
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Winning a pedestrian accidents case isn’t easy, but it can be done. What it requires is an attorney who believes in doing the hard work necessary to gather the evidence that can give a jury a true picture of what happened. That means the lawyer should be committed to the best interests of the client. That lawyer’s staff ought to have a deep professional commitment to diligent research and detail-oriented investigation. And if that attorney and their staff simply have a great love for winning cases? That helps too.
We’ve got all of that and more at Josh Clayton Law. From our Shreveport office, we serve all of Caddo Parish, Bossier Parish, and throughout northwestern Louisiana.
Call today at (318) 217-8487 or contact us online to set up a consultation.
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