Wisconsin Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Mahony Law protects pedestrians who have been hit by cars, motorcycles, or ATVs.

Our pedestrian accident law firm has fiercely represented many victims’ cases. If you or someone in your family was struck by a motor vehicle, you have the right to seek compensation. Talk to our auto accident lawyers to learn your next steps.

Causes of Wisconsin Pedestrian Accidents

  • Defects in crosswalk designs and locations
  • Speeding vehicles
  • Distracted driving
  • Drivers under in the influence

How Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits Work in Wisconsin

Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians can have serious repercussions. Even bicycles and motorcycles can leave people with deep cuts, bruises, head injuries, fractures, or worse. Serious pedestrian accidents sometimes even result in fatalities.

If you or a loved one has been injured while walking or standing near a road, take legal action before it’s too late. Our Wisconsin pedestrian accident attorneys will help you investigate the claim, collect evidence, and build a winning case.

We’ve taken on claims involving a wide range of circumstances, including:

Defective Sidewalks and Crosswalks

Sidewalks and walkways are notorious for tripping, slipping, and falling hazardous. Defects can appear in the most unlikely of places and result in serious injuries.

Speeding Drivers

Exceeding the legal speed limit isn’t just against the law – it’s reckless and dangerous. Our pedestrian accident attorneys have seen far too many avoidable accidents begin with speeding.

Distracted Drivers

Texting and talking on the phone while driving continues to be one of the biggest threats to today’s pedestrians. When distracted, a driver can easily strike a passerby in the blink of an eye.

Drugs and Alcohol

Pedestrians are especially vulnerable when a driver is under the influence. In Wisconsin, if you have been injured by someone driving under the influence, you may even be entitled to punitive damages, in addition to compensatory damages.

Why Hire a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

Although there is no requirement to hire an attorney after a pedestrian accident, it’s in your best interest to do so. An experienced legal team will ensure you’re aware of every state regulation and case deadline so you can obtain the full recovery you’re owed.

With a deep understanding of Wisconsin pedestrian accident law, our attorneys are able to expertly investigate and prosecute your case. We’ll help you seek compensation for a variety of damages, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical and hospital bills
  • Future necessary medical treatment
  • Lost earning potential, income, or benefits
  • Reduced abilities or enjoyment of life

How We Build Car vs Pedestrian Accident Cases

Personal injury law can be complicated– but when you work with us, we handle all of the details. We want you to focus on healing and moving forward while we sift through paperwork to build your case.

At Mahony Law, our pedestrian lawyers build winning cases by:

  • Thoroughly investigating your claim
  • Discussing the case with accident and medical experts
  • Collecting evidence and interviewing eye-witnesses
  • Researching insurance policy details
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Protecting clients’ interests in court

Start the Path to Earning Justice

Getting in touch with our experienced personal injury attorneys is the most important step in the process. Call today for a free consultation.

    Wisconsin Pedestrian Accident FAQs

    First, move to a safe location and seek medical help if needed. If you are able to, call the police to establish a record of the incident or ask a friend or family member to do so.

    We also recommend trying to take photos of the accident scene. The more thoroughly you can document the scene immediately after the accident, the stronger your case will be.

    Once you are safe and stable, contact a pedestrian car accident lawyer. Our team will walk you through the process of evaluating your options and pursuing justice against the at-fault party.

    Pedestrian accidents in Wisconsin have declined some in previous years but are still common. It’s estimated that about 60 Wisconsin pedestrians are killed every year, and another 350 are seriously injured. More than 1,2000 sustain injuries, ranging from minor to serious.

    Crosswalks are designed to keep pedestrians safe. As such, city planners should strategically account for the flow of traffic, then place pedestrians on crosswalks in the safest place.

    If city planners fail to do so, they can be held accountable when someone is injured in an accident. Mahony Law has helped pursue justice against more than just city planners – we’ve gone up against engineering firms, government agencies, and other organizations.

    The timeline of a pedestrian accident lawsuit can vary, depending on the extent of the injuries, insurance negotiations, and much more. Most cases are settled within months, but some can take up to two years to reach a judge and jury.

    The best way to expedite a pedestrian accident case: hire an experienced legal team. Mahony Law’s attorneys work to get to expedite the process so victims obtain their rightful payments quickly and painlessly.