Few things are more traumatic for a family than a sudden accident causing injuries or death. Compassionate, experienced legal help is available. Call for a free consultation with a member of our car accident team: 304-594-1800.

Pedestrian Injury Attorneys in West Virginia

You thought you had the right of way entering the crosswalk or peddling through the intersection. The driver should have yielded or been more careful.

Every year in communities throughout West Virginia, hundreds of innocent adults and children are injured or killed while walking on a sidewalk or pedestrian crossing,attempting toboard the school bus,or riding their bikes legally on our streets.

The streets of Morgantown, especially downtown on High Street and Spruce Street, University Avenue, Beechurst, and any roads near West Virginia University are particularly notorious for pedestrian accidents. Nearly every year, one or more students are killed while trying to cross these streets.

When a car or truck hits a pedestrian, biker, orwheelchair operator, there is usually no question about who is going to suffer.

Many pedestrian and bicycle accident cases are hit and run, or involve a situation where the car driver doesn’t carry insurance. That means you have to rely on your own uninsured driver policy to file a legitimate claim.

Surprisingly, your insurance company may treat you as a hostile claimant, and you will need to fight to get the amount you are entitled to. It’s not right. It’s not fair. But it’s the way the game is played by the insurance industry. TheRobinette Legal Groupputs you on an even playing field. Our attorneys are former insurance defense lawyers who understand the strategies and tactics insurance companies use to limit their liability.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are far from rare. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2012:

  • 4,743 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in the United States;
  • Pedestrian deaths accounted for 14% of all vehicle crash fatalities;
  • 19% of pedestrian deaths were committed by hit-and-run drivers;
  • 73% of pedestrian fatalities were in urban areas;
  • 30% of fatalities occurred at intersections;
  • 15% of pedestrians killed in crashes were 70 years old or older;
  • 76,000 pedestrians were injured;
  • Of the 76,000 injuries, 14,000 (or 18%) were to children under 15 years old.

West Virginia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers | Morgantown

Whether they are outside with a parent, playing with friends, or walking alone, children are at risk for being hit by a car anytime they are near a roadway. Unfortunately, when children are hit by cars, they are almost always injured and sometimes are killed because of the negligent driving of an adult. Inthesecases, the driver often suffers nearly as much as thefamily of the child.

Going up against an insurance company to fight for full and fair money damages for your injuries or financial losses is no easy task. Insurance companies often devote substantial financial resources trying to beat you down and frustrate you until you accept their low settlement offer.

Free Consultation ┬À No Attorneys Fees Unless You Win ┬À Former Insurance Defense

Our firm has experience representing clients in all types of pedestrian and bicycle accident injury and wrongful death claims, including:

Contactour offices in Morgantown to schedule a free consultation about your pedestrian or bicycle accident injury claim. We represent clients injured in communities throughout West Virginia.

Robinette Legal Group PLLC 211 Everhart Dr, Ste 200 Morgantown, WV 26508 (304) 594-1800

Call us today to find out how we can help you.

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Car Accident Injuries

Jeff Robinette was hired by a young woman who had sustained permanent injuries to her foot due to an auto collision. The insurance company offered such a small amount and dealt with her in such a dismissive manner that the treatment of her case amounted to bad faith on the insurance company’s part. Jeff was able to obtain a substantial settlement which allowed this young woman and her husband to pay medical bills, buy a car and a home, and start building a future together.

Brain Injury

While timbering in WV, a heavy equipment operator sustained a permanent brain injury while performing the duties of his job. What price can you put on the loss of a fully functioning, fully reasoning brain? Jeff Robinette was able to negotiate a settlement that was annuitized to provide for this man for the rest of his life.

Drunk Driver

While driving his car, our client was hit by a drunk driver which injured his shoulder so severely that three surgeries were required. The insurance company haggled over the value of the claim, initially giving a low-ball offer. Jeff Robinette was able to force the insurance company to pay all insurance available for this claim.

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