St. Louis Fatal Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Wrongful Death of a Pedestrian
Have you recently lost a loved one due to motorist’s reckless and negligent driving? If so, Page Law is here to help navigate the claim process. Undoubtedly, the pedestrian accident has left you and your family with a number of pressing concerns, such as:
- “How will we ever recover from this?“
- “Who is responsible for the accident?
- “Do I have legal options?“
- “Can I afford a lawyer?“
First and foremost, it is important to know you have legal options. Criminal charges may be pending against the at-fault party, but you also have the option of filing a civil suit. It’s common to be worried about retaining the right attorney. You are probably facing significant bills and the thought of paying for an attorney, on top of those expenses, is not encouraging. That’s why Page Law is a contingency-based personal injury practice. This means if we take your case, we aren’t paid until we recover for you. The goal of a contingency fee system is to offer you the maximum amount of resources without the up- front expense.
Legal action is not a cure-all. It can’t undo the terrible damage inflicted upon your family. But, a successful Missouri wrongful death claim can help ease the pressure of the financial woes the incident created, such as:
- Hospital bills
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of support
- Loss of income
Contact Page Law today and get the detailed information you need from an experienced and respected personal injury attorney. The call and the consultation are free. Call (314) 322-8515 or use the “Request For Consultation” form found on this page.
How Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?
In a recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it was estimated there are over 70,000 pedestrian accidents each year nationwide. Over 4,000 of these are fatal, which equals one pedestrian related death every two hours. Unfortunately, Missouri is definitely part of this equation, with over 5 percent of all motor vehicle deaths in the state attributed to pedestrian accidents. Each and every one of these tragic incidents could have been avoided if proper care had been taken. Examples of negligent behavior that lead to pedestrian accidents, include:
- Failing to adhere to posted traffic signs at crosswalks
- Ignoring or cruising through red lights
- Road rage
- Using the phone/texting while driving
What is a Statute of Limitation in Missouri?
You have a limited window of time to file your Missouri personal injury claim. This is known as a statute of limitation. If you fail to submit your claim within the time allowed by law, you effectively forfeit your right to compensation. Typically the statute of limitations for wrongful death in Missouri is 3 years. This depends on certain factors, so it’s important to discuss your specific case facts with a lawyer as soon as possible. It’s never a good idea to wait. Call Page Law today and we will help you begin building your case. You deserve to be compensated for your damages and the responsible party needs to be held accountable.
Don’t delay, call for your free consultation today: (314) 322-8515
- Pedestrian Fatalities – IIHS
- Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crash Statistics
- Pedestrian Safety – NHTSA
- Pedestrian Safety – CDC