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Numerous pedestrians are injured in Flint and Genesee County from traffic accidents every year.  That is why when you are injured in a pedestrian accident in Michigan, you need the best Flint pedestrian accident lawyer. Our team of dedicated car accident lawyers has the skill, experience, and compassion to protect your rights and get you the most money.  

Our law firm has almost 50 years of experience helping injured pedestrians. We have collected hundreds of millions for our clients in Michigan, particularly the Flint area. Our team of Flint car accident attorneys take an analytical and detailed approach to every case, especially pedestrian accidents due to the severe harm they cause. 


What are the Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Flint?

Pedestrian accidents occur when a motorist is not driving safely and following traffic safety rules. The most common causes of major pedestrian injuries include drivers running a red light, a stop sign or not paying attention to the road. Technology has played a huge role in this, as texting and social media use while driving are becoming increasingly common reasons for crashes. In addition, drivers are using their phones to make calls, GPS, and play with apps instead of paying attention to the road.   

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Speeding
  • Failing to look before proceeding through an intersection

What are Some of the Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians in Flint?

In 2022, 78 pedestrians were hit by vehicles in Genesee County. There are a several dangerous streets and roadways for pedestrians in Flint and throughout Genesee County. Dort Highway is a very dangerous street because of drivers speeding and not paying attention to pedestrians when turning.  

Another dangerous street for pedestrians is Robert T. Longway in downtown Flint because of the number of pedestrians and vehicles speeding in this area. Other streets include Pierson Rd., Lapeer Rd., Atherton Rd., Center Rd and Saginaw Rd. 

Besides the roads in Flint, there are dangerous cities for pedestrians all over Genesee County. Clio and Grand Blanc constitute a large portion of traffic accidents, especially when compared to population. The cities of Mt. Morris, Flushing, and Davison also make up a significant number of car crashes in the county.   

What is the Law for Pedestrians in Flint, Michigan?

Pedestrians must follow the rules just like motorists or drivers. They must use due care and caution when walking next to a roadway and follow the rules of the road. 

For example, pedestrians must cross the street at an intersection or closest to an intersection. In addition, if there are traffic signals, a pedestrian must follow the signals. MCL 257.613. Jaywalking is not permitted. 

In addition, where sidewalks are provided, a pedestrian cannot walk upon the main traveled portion of the road or highway. If there are no sidewalks, then a pedestrian must walk as closely as possible to the left side of the roadway facing traffic that passes. MCL 257.655.  

Can Pedestrians Get Pain and Suffering from a Car Crash?

Yes, a pedestrian can get pain and suffering compensation for injuries from a car accident. However, the pedestrian must prove the driver was at least 50% at-fault for causing the crash. This is called negligence. An experienced and skilled Flint pedestrian accident lawyer can make sure you prove negligence. The police often give the benefit of the doubt to drivers, which is why it is so important to have a great pedestrian accident law firm on your side.

What Compensation Can a Flint Pedestrian Get from a Car Accident?

If you are a pedestrian and injured due to a car or truck accident, you are automatically entitled to Michigan no-fault benefits. These benefits include the payment of medical bills, lost wages, prescriptions, household care, and other things. A pedestrian can get these benefits even if they don’t have auto insurance or were at-fault for causing the crash. This type of compensation is known as economic damages. 

In addition, a pedestrian can receive pain and suffering compensation as described above. These are known as non-economic damages. Other types of non-economic damages include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of society
  • Loss of consortium 

Proving compensation for pain and suffering in Michigan is not easy. It needs to be supported by medical evidence and other witnesses. Friends, family, and even your doctors are the best advocates. It is also important to have a skilled Flint pedestrian accident lawyer to guide you and get the most money and justice possible.  

What To Do If You are Involved in a Flint Pedestrian Accident

It is possible to get compensation for your injuries after a pedestrian crash. Part of this process involves making an insurance claim for no-fault benefits as well as for negligence. It is very important to file a police report after a crash, the sooner the better. The police will investigate the incident and place fault on the guilty party. This can be very beneficial down the road.

It is also important to get the driver’s insurance information as well as their name and address. If there are witnesses, try to get their names and telephone numbers. Take photos of the car or truck that caused the crash. This is important evidence for your case. 

Call 911 or go to get medical treatment as soon as possible. Even what seems like a minor crash can cause horrible injuries, including broken bones, lower back pain, neck pain, memory loss, and concussion. Go to a local hospital or urgent care. 

Then call a Flint pedestrian accident lawyer to get your questions answered.     

Where Do Most Pedestrian Accidents Occur?

Most pedestrian accidents occur near the curb or shoulders next to a road. Naturally, most of these crashes start near an intersection. Drivers can be in a hurry. They may not pay attention to pedestrians crossing the street or entering the roadway. It is important to be vigilant when crossing a roadway because you never know if the driver is on their cell phone or paying attention.

It is also important to look for turning cars. Vehicles that are turning at an intersection may not see the person walking to the side of them. In addition, vehicles pulling out of parking lots are especially dangerous. The driver’s eyes may be on the road they want to pull onto rather than the sidewalk and walkway areas where pedestrians are walking. 

Our law firm has handled countless cases involving people pulling out of a parking lot or pulling into a parking lot and not paying attention. 

The Best Flint Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

For almost 50 years, the Flint pedestrian accident lawyers at the Lee Steinberg Law Firm have helped pedestrian win their cases against car and truck drivers. We care about the health and well-being of our clients.

The results of a Flint pedestrian accident can be traumatic. Let us help you get the compensation you need to recover and move on as comfortably as possible. Please call Lee Steinberg and the Flint pedestrian accident lawyers at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-866-696-9146) or fill out the Free Case Evaluation Form so we can answer any questions you have. You pay nothing until we settle your Flint pedestrian accident case.