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Since 1979, the pedestrian accident lawyers at Brown & Crouppen have helped accident and injury victims recover millions in compensation. Our attorneys represent pedestrians who have been injured as a result of an auto accident, and also provide representation for individuals who may have suffered injuries due a pedestrian’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in St. Louis or surrounding areas, request a free case evaluation from an attorney at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm.
Traffic accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries, which includes brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious bodily injury. If you’ve suffered injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident, an attorney can help you fight for compensation, even if the driver got away after the accident. Our pedestrian accident attorneys have the legal experience to help you fight against the insurance companies to get the compensation you deserve.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
HOW MUCH WILL I GET FROM MY PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT CASE?
The average pedestrian accident settlement is approximately $53,500. However, each pedestrian accident case is unique and your particular case may be worth more or less than the average.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A LAWSUIT FOR A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT CLAIM?
Every state has its own Statute of Limitations that determines how long an injured party has to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit.
- Missouri – Adults have 5 years from the date of the accident. Minors have 5 years from their 21st birthday.
- Illinois – Adults have 2 years from the date of the accident. Minors have 2 years from the date of their 18th birthday.
HOW LONG WILL MY CASE TAKE?
Cases where a pedestrian was hit by a car often take 6 to 12 months to settle. However, the length of a pedestrian accident case can be affected by many variables.
HOW MUCH IS COVERED BY AUTO INSURANCE?
In Missouri, drivers must carry a minimum liability policy of $25,000 per person, $50,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage.
Drivers in Illinois must carry a minimum liability policy of $25,000 per person, $50,000 per accident, and $20,000 for property damage.
An applicable policy might be significantly larger than the state minimum. Conversely, compensation may be reduced if the pedestrian is held partially at fault.
WHO PAYS THE MEDICAL BILLS?
The facts and circumstances of the pedestrian accident case determine who is responsible for medical bills.
- If the pedestrian is at fault and the driver is also injured, the driver has a claim against the pedestrian.
- If the driver is at fault but does not have auto insurance, the pedestrian may need to use their own uninsured motorist coverage (if they have any).
- If the pedestrian is more at fault than the driver, the pedestrian cannot receive any compensation in Illinois, but may receive partial compensation in Missouri.
REQUEST A FREE CASE EVALUATION FROM A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Our pedestrian accident law firm is one of the highest rated law firms in the Midwest. At Brown & Crouppen, all of our pedestrian accident attorneys share the same goal – to get justice for people who have been injured. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a pedestrian accident, get help from a lawyer at Brown & Crouppen Law Firm. Getting started with your pedestrian accident case is easy. You can call us at 888-802-8156 for a free consultation, or tell us about your case with our free case evaluation form. And remember, there’s no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
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