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A Law Firm Aggressively Advocating For Injured Pedestrians In Louisiana

American infrastructure and laws were designed to favor cars and trucks. Therefore, most places in the nation are dangerous for pedestrians. Unfortunately, Louisiana is among the top ten most dangerous states when it comes to pedestrian injury and fatality rates.

If you’ve been injured or a loved one has been killed by the negligence of a driver, contact our attorneys at Smith Shanklin Sosa, LLC. With over 40 years of combined experience, our lawyers will take a team approach to your case. And because we treat clients like family, you can expect compassionate service and aggressive advocacy, both in and out of the courtroom.

Pedestrian Accidents Are Common And Increasingly Becoming Deadly

Here are some of the most common factors leading to dangerous and deadly pedestrian accidents:

  • Distracted driving, especially related to cellphones
  • Drunk and impaired driving
  • Failure to keep a lookout for pedestrians
  • Poorly marked intersections, malfunctioning crossing signals, lack of sidewalks and other infrastructure problems that make streets hostile to pedestrians
  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • The growing popularity of SUVs and light trucks, which increase the chances of a fatality in a pedestrian accident

Because both infrastructure and laws were created with cars and trucks in mind, bias is often present in the investigation of an accident. It is unfortunately common for pedestrians to be blamed (or partially blamed) for their own injuries.

From the moment you hire our firm, we become your advocates. We will investigate all aspects of your case, including challenging mistakes in or omissions from the police accident report. We will find the evidence needed to show that the driver – not you – was at fault for causing your injuries. And we will work to maximize your compensation.

Free Consultations And No Legal Fees Unless We Win

At Smith Shanklin Sosa, we take all cases on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay any legal fees until and unless we help you recover money in a jury award or settlement. And because we offer free initial consultations, you have nothing to lose by exploring your legal options with one of our talented attorneys. To get started, call our Baton Rouge office at 225-424-6094 or submit an online contact form.