Blackfoot-Bingham Pedestrian Accident Attorney
In Blackfoot Idaho and the whole Bingham County area, people like to be outdoors. Riding bikes, going to the park, and walking kids to school are all popular activities. In the fall school starts again and for the next nine months our children are vulnerable as they cross busy roadways around the area. The fact of the matter is that no one is more vulnerable to an injury or death than a pedestrian. Here at Racine Olson, we have represented people who have been involved in terrible accidents. We know the types of injuries that can occur from motor vehicle accidents and the lifelong impairments that often follow. We’ve been around since the 1940’s and have made a tradition of helping our neighbors throughout Southern Idaho.Pedestrian Accidents Are on the Rise in Idaho
The Idaho Statesman has indicated that pedestrian deaths in Ada County reached a high during 2017. They went on to explain that 71 accidents had occurred in 2016, and that 19 of those had left the victims incapacitated. (Idaho Statesman, January 10, 2018).
Boise is not alone, a search for pedestrian accidents in Bingham County and Blackfoot will show that in 2018 there was at least one fatality. Throughout the nation, the center of disease control found that in 2015 approximately 5,376 pedestrians were killed, and 129,000 were injured sufficiently to require help at an Emergency Room as a result of pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents.Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident
A pedestrian is completely unprotected when using the roadway. This makes the injuries much more substantial than a motor vehicle versus motor vehicle collision. The injuries include broken bones, closed head injuries, paralysis, and often death. This means that in addition to the normal medical bills and pain and suffering that often arise as a result of an accident, that person will likely suffer large future earning capacity reductions and wage losses.Idaho Protects Pedestrians
In Idaho and particularly Blackfoot and Bingham County, there are rules that protect pedestrians. They state where a person can cross the road and how a motor vehicle must yield to pedestrians when they are in certain positions. When these rules are violated, the motor vehicle driver is held to be automatically negligent. A jury may then review the medical bills, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity and determine what the injured person is entitled to.
It is important to hire the proper experts so that your claim can be maximized. Racine Olson is familiar with this process and is able to find the necessary experts so that your claim is dealt with quickly, efficiently and in the manner that you understand and appreciate. When you come to our office, we will make you feel at home and give you the peace of mind that you need following these types of terrible accidents. We look forward to meeting you. Problem Solved.