Pedestrian Injury Accidents
All of us are pedestrians. Whether we are in crosswalks, on the roadway, in parking lots, in our neighborhoods, jogging for exercise, or saving money on gas, safety can be compromised by negligent drivers, dangerous roadways or even cyclists. When pedestrians are injured, the injuries are often very serious.
The lawyers at Swanson Gardner Meyers, PLLC, understand how complex these cases can be. We know how to evaluate the unique aspects of each pedestrian accident, and if we accept your case, will pull together a strong strategy designed to get you the compensation for your injury that you deserve.
For example, we represented newlyweds strolling hand-in-hand in downtown Seattle on their honeymoon. They began to cross the street when they were hit by a young driver fleeing a high speed police pursuit with full lights and sirens blaring.
The high speed pursuit was initiated by an officer after the driver sped away while the officer was writing her a traffic ticket for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign.
The driver hit the couple, causing severe injuries. We held the City of Seattle responsible because of the flawed judgment in initiating a high speed chase for such a trivial reason and endangering the lives of the couple we represented. After a hard-fought trial in 2007, we obtained the largest police pursuit verdict at the time in the State of Washington.
If you or a loved one was hurt while walking or crossing a street (whether in a crosswalk or not) call Swanson Gardner Meyers, PLLC. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.