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Dearborn Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Helping Injured Pedestrians in Dearborn, MI

When a pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle, the injuries are often severe. The victim may suffer brain trauma, spinal damage, broken bones, and other serious injuries. In the worst cases, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident. If you or someone you love was involved in a pedestrian accident, let Haque Legal help.

Our Dearborn pedestrian accident attorney has a long track record of success and can provide the aggressive representation you need. We know the ins and outs of the legal system and can help you navigate the process from start to finish. You don't have to face this difficult time alone. Our firm is here to fight for justice on your behalf.

Call Haque Law, PLLC today at (248) 988-9625 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our pedestrian accident lawyer in Dearborn, MI.


What Are the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

There are many different causes of pedestrian accidents, but some are more common than others. Many pedestrian accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the driver. Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk is a common cause of pedestrian accidents, as is distracted driving. Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, eating, or otherwise distracted are much more likely to fail to see pedestrians in the roadway. Speeding and other forms of reckless driving are also a leading cause of pedestrian accidents.

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Driver inattention
  • Driver distraction
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Poorly designed or maintained roads
  • Vehicle defects
  • Drunk driving

Pedestrians can also be injured in collisions caused by other pedestrians, bicyclists, and even public transportation buses or trains. In some cases, a pedestrian may be injured after being struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. This is known as a hit and run accident. Even if the at-fault driver is never located, the victim may still be able to recover compensation through their own auto insurance policy.

What Is the Michigan Pedestrian Right of Way Law?

In Michigan, pedestrians generally have the right of way. This means that motorists are required to yield to pedestrians when they are in a crosswalk or when they are crossing the street at an intersection. Even when a pedestrian is not in a crosswalk, the motorist is still required to take reasonable precautions to avoid hitting them.

Unfortunately, many drivers fail to yield to pedestrians as required by law. As a result, pedestrians are struck by vehicles every day in Michigan and throughout the United States. These accidents often result in serious injuries and, in some cases, even death.

Some of the most common types of pedestrian accidents that occur due to a driver failing to yield include:

  • Left-turn accidents: A driver making a left turn at an intersection must yield to any pedestrians who are crossing the street. When a driver fails to yield, they may strike the pedestrian. This is a common cause of pedestrian accidents.
  • Right-turn accidents: A driver making a right turn at an intersection is required to yield to any pedestrians who are crossing the street. When a driver fails to yield, they may strike the pedestrian. This is another common cause of pedestrian accidents.
  • Intersection accidents: A driver is required to stop at a red light or a stop sign. If there are pedestrians in the crosswalk, the driver is required to yield to them. When a driver fails to yield, they may strike the pedestrian.
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk: A driver is required to yield to any pedestrians who are in a crosswalk. When a driver fails to yield, they may strike the pedestrian.

Common Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries

When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the injuries are often severe. Pedestrians are completely unprotected in a collision and have no way to protect themselves. As a result, they often suffer serious, life-altering injuries that require extensive medical treatment and long-term care.

Unfortunately, many pedestrian accident injuries are fatal. When a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident, their family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. This type of lawsuit can help families recover compensation for their loved one's medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, and more.

Some of the most common types of pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Head injuries: When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, their head may hit the asphalt, the windshield, or another hard surface. This can cause a brain injury, which can be life-altering or fatal. Brain injuries can cause a variety of different symptoms, including memory loss, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, and more.
  • Back injuries: When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, they can suffer a back injury. This can cause damage to the spinal cord, which can result in paralysis. Other back injuries may result in chronic pain and other long-term symptoms.
  • Neck injuries: When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, they can suffer a neck injury. One of the most common types of neck injuries is whiplash. This occurs when the neck is forced to snap back and forth in a collision. Whiplash can cause a variety of different symptoms, including neck pain, headaches, and more.
  • Broken bones: When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, they can suffer broken bones. Broken bones can cause a variety of different symptoms, including pain, swelling, bruising, and more. In some cases, a broken bone may pierce the skin and cause an open fracture. This can increase the risk of infection and other complications.
  • Soft tissue injuries: When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, they can suffer soft tissue injuries. This can include damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Soft tissue injuries can cause a variety of different symptoms, including pain, swelling, and more. In some cases, a soft tissue injury may not be immediately apparent. The symptoms may not develop until a few days after the accident.

Why Hire Us?

  • WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS

    In every case, we take on, our priority is always to exceed your needs and expectations. We look at the big picture, so we can achieve the highest level of client satisfaction and client results possible.

  • TEAM APPROACH

    Because we choose to work as a team, our clients benefit from our deep-rooted connections within the community and the strength of our networking power.

  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    We are committed to the community that we serve and are always finding new ways to get involved and partner with nonprofits within Michigan.

MILLIONS RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS

  • Single-Vehicle Accident
    $1,300,000 Single-Vehicle Accident

    The client lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a tree. As a result, they suffered a traumatic brain injury, herniated discs, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and ongoing case management.

  • Multiple Catastrophic Injuries
    $1,000,000 Multiple Catastrophic Injuries

    The client suffered a brain injury, spinal disc injuries requiring surgery, knee replacement, severe and permanent disfigurement.

  • Car Accident
    $650,000 Car Accident

    A hit-and-run driver rear-ended the client. The client needed two spinal surgeries, post-operative physical therapy, injections, lost wages, and attendant care.

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Reach out to us to schedule your free, confidential consultation and get more information.

Why Choose Haque Law, PLLC?

If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, you need a lawyer who will fight for you. Our Dearborn pedestrian accident attorney has a long track record of success and can provide the compassionate, personalized legal services they deserve. We will work directly with you inside and outside the courtroom while keeping you fully informed of any and all updates in your case.

Contact us today at (248) 988-9625 to let us get started on your case.

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