Pedestrian Accidents Attorneys
in Olathe, Kansas
The negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions of motorists usually expose pedestrians to dangers of the road – injuries and accidents. Unfortunately, accidents involving motorists and pedestrians often leave the foot traveler with the most injuries. Thankfully, Kansas personal injury laws allow victims of pedestrian accidents to seek compensation for their injuries, regardless of the at-fault party.
If you or a family member was hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be eligible to pursue fair financial compensation for your injuries through an injury claim. At Adams Cross, LLC, we provide personalized legal counsel and compassionate representation to pedestrian accident victims and their loved ones.
Our trusted Kansas personal injury attorneys can analyze your specific circumstances and explore your possible legal options to seek damages. Also, we will battle to advocate for your best interests and help you pursue fair financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other potential damages.
Adams Cross, LLC is proud to serve clients across Olathe, Kansas, and surrounding areas throughout Wyandotte County, Lawrence, Johnson County, and the Kansas City Metro area.
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Kansas's Pedestrian Right of Way Law
As a Kansas motorist, understanding the right-of-way rules is important to mitigate or avoid traffic accidents. Here are some right-of-way laws in the state of Kansas:
The motorist shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian on a sidewalk.
Motorists must yield the right of way to pedestrians at marked or unmarked intersections.
Motorists must yield the right-of-way to any blind pedestrian carrying a clearly visible white cane or accompanied by a guide dog.
In the interest of safety, the driver of a motor vehicle must yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing the street illegally.
Here are some rules and responsibilities that apply to pedestrians in Kansas:
Pedestrians must observe all crosswalk signs and traffic control signals.
Pedestrians should only cross the road in a marked crosswalk.
Pedestrians should yield to emergency vehicles.
Pedestrians shall move upon the right half of crosswalks whenever practicable.
No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices.
No pedestrian shall leave a curb or a safety zone abruptly and walk or run into the path of a motor vehicle if it would constitute an immediate hazard.
No person shall stand in a roadway to solicit a ride.
Here are some rules and responsibilities that apply to drivers in Kansas:
Every driver must drive carefully and exercise due care to avoid colliding with pedestrians.
When a vehicle stops at an unmarked or marked crosswalk for a pedestrian to cross the road, no vehicle approaching from the rear must overtake.
Drivers must exercise right-of-way to the pedestrian on half of the roadway.
When a traffic control signal isn't available, the driver of a motor vehicle must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the roadway in a crosswalk.
Any driver who fails to exercise due care and causes a pedestrian accident may be found negligent and held responsible.
Kansas is a no-fault auto insurance state. According to the state's no-fault system, when involved in a pedestrian accident, your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage will pay for medical costs and other accident-related financial losses suffered from the incident, notwithstanding the at-fault party. The PIP coverage provides the following minimum benefits:
$4,500 per individual for medical expenses
$900 per month for wage loss (up to 12 months or $10,800 total)
$4,500 for rehabilitation expenses
$25 per day for essential household services (up to 365 days or $9,125 total)
$2,000 for the funeral, burial, or cremation expenses.
Additionally, you may be eligible to opt out of the no-fault PIP coverage and file a lawsuit or claim against the responsible party if:
You have exceeded your PIP coverage for your medical expenses, and
Your injuries qualify as "serious."
Under Kansas law, a serious injury is any injury that results in any of the following:
Fracture of weight-bearing bone
Permanent loss of a body function
Compressed, displaced, or compound fracture of any bone
A skilled Kansas pedestrian accident attorney can educate you about possible options to recover damages and help you seek the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.
Statute of Limitations
However, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Kansas, including pedestrian accidents, is two (2) years of the date the accident occurred. Therefore, the plaintiff must commence a civil action seeking damages within two years from the date of the pedestrian accident or injury.
Here are some of the possible damages available to pedestrian accident victims in Kansas:
Medical costs, including future medical treatment
Lost income or wages
Reduced earning capacity
Damaged property repair or replacement
Rehabilitation expenses and other therapies
Disfigurement and scarring
Mental anguish or emotional distress
Compensation for physical pain, discomfort, and suffering
Loss of function of a body organ or part
Punitive damages to further punish the defendant for their wanton or willful conduct.
Wrongful death damages, where applicable
A strategic lawyer can help file your pedestrian accident claim and help recover the fair financial compensation you may be entitled to.
Work With an Experienced
Personal Injury Attorney
Being involved in a pedestrian accident can be a difficult and upsetting experience. If you're unlucky, you may sustain severe injuries, become hospitalized, and be unable to work. Nonetheless, you don't have to suffer the pain and financial liability all alone. Therefore, when injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to act quickly and retain an experienced personal injury attorney for proper guidance and to advocate for your best interests.
At Adams Cross, LLC, we have the expertise, resources, and comprehension to direct, support, and represent clients in their injury claims. Our in-depth knowledge of the laws and procedures addressing liability in pedestrian accident cases can help guide you through the complicated claims process. As your legal team, we have the tools to fight for your legal rights and attempt to recover the maximum possible compensation for your damages, injuries, or losses.
Pedestrian Accidents Attorneys
Serving Olathe, Kansas
If you or someone close to you were involved in a negligent pedestrian accident, you deserve vigorous representation and reliable advice. Contact Adams Cross, LLC today to schedule a simple case assessment. Our compassionate legal team can fight for you and help you seek your rightful compensation. We're proud to serve clients across Olathe, Wyandotte County, Lawrence, Johnson County, and the Kansas City Metro area, Kansas.