Were You Seriously Injured As A Pedestrian?
The National Safety Council estimated that thousands of pedestrians are killed or injured in motor vehicle accidents each year. Many of these serious, fatal and catastrophic injury-causing auto accidents occur when drivers operating a car, truck, large commercial vehicle or bus fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians at intersections and crosswalks.
At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, 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. For more than 45 years, attorney Michael J. Schneider has been helping injured clients from our primary office in Anchorage and throughout Alaska.
Experience – Skills – Client Commitment
After an accident, attorney 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.
Protecting The Rights Of Injured Alaskans For 45-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, we handle pedestrian accidents 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 injuries, 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.
Nonvehicular Pedestrian Accidents
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 nonvehicular 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 Lawyer Michael J. Schneider For A Free Consultation
If a member of your family was struck by a car while walking on the side of the road, on a sidewalk or in an intersection or crosswalk, contact us. Call 907-290-7314 or fill out our online contact form.
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 of Spanish, Filipino, Korean and Japanese are also available upon request.