As recently as 2009, the National Safety Council estimated that almost 6,000 pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year. Almost 85,000 people sustain nonfatal injuries in pedestrian accidents.
Many of these serious, fatal and catastrophic injury-causing accidents occur when car, truck, large commercial vehicle and bus drivers fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians at intersections and crosswalks.
At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, A Professional Corporation, our founding attorney is committed to achieving justice and fairness for those who have been seriously injured as pedestrians, motorists, motorcyclists, bicycle riders, tourists, airplane and helicopter passengers, commercial fishermen, construction workers, and unknowing users of defective or malfunctioning products.
Experience ~ Skills ~ Client Commitment
After an accident, Michael J. Schneider thoroughly investigates its cause, preserves evidence, reconstructs the accident scene and interviews witnesses. He coordinates your medical care with your doctor to determine the severity of your injuries, so that insurance companies will be unable to diminish them. He identifies responsible parties and confronts insurers with the facts of personal injury claims.
If negotiations are unproductive, he will not hesitate to aggressively protect your rights before a judge and jury.
Alaska pedestrian accident attorney Michael J. Schneider is a dedicated advocate for Alaska's injured — and has been for more than 40 years. His broad experience and successful personal injury practice has built a recognized reputation of results during that time, for people just like you, with families just like yours.
Call our full-service Anchorage accident personal injury law firm for a free consultation. Our number is 907-331-3549. We respond promptly to your email message.
Protecting The Rights Of Injured Alaskans For 40-Plus Years
Inattentive, negligent, distracted driving is the primary cause of most pedestrian accidents, especially those that happen at dusk and nighttime, when visibility is not the best. Even if a car or truck is going only a few miles an hour, serious injury to a pedestrian can result, including permanent disability or wrongful death.
At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, pedestrian accidents we have handled were caused by:
- Negligent drivers
- Speeding drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Hit-and-run drivers
- Drivers distracted by cellphones and text messaging
- Drunk drivers
- Uninsured and underinsured motorists
Pedestrians knocked down by motor vehicles may suffer catastrophic injury, including head and brain injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), skull fracture, spinal cord injury, injury requiring amputation and multiple broken bones. These injuries may require expensive long-term care and rehabilitation to expedite the healing process, making maximum compensation for you all the more necessary.
Also: thousands of pedestrians are injured annually in the U.S. in accidents not caused by automobiles. A poorly maintained parking lot, bridge or sidewalk could contribute to a pedestrian accident. Other injuries can be caused by debris, falling objects or unsafe conditions at a construction site.
A non vehicular pedestrian accident may have numerous responsible parties, and lead to a third-party claim for you, including a construction company, property owner and government entity as potential defendants. When a negligent property owner is responsible, you as the injured pedestrian may have a premises liability claim.
Contact the Law Offices Of Michael J. Schneider, A Professional Corporation, for skilled, compassionate legal leadership that makes a difference.
Your Free Initial Consultation With Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Michael J. Schneider
If a member of your family was struck by a car while walking on the side of the road, a sidewalk, or in an intersection or crosswalk, contact us. Call 907-331-3549.
Home and hospital appointments are available for your convenience. We do not charge any fees unless we recover money on your behalf.
Interpreters in languages such as Spanish, Filipino, Korean and Japanese are also available upon request.