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Wyoming Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in Cheyenne, Casper, or elsewhere in Wyoming, you may be feeling upset, confused, and stressed out. The Advocates are here for you.

A Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

Any car accident can be a devastating event; however, when a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the pedestrian is at significantly higher risk for serious injuries or fatalities.

The Advocates’ Wyoming personal injury attorneys have spent years helping pedestrian accident victims with their recoveries, and we can help you too. We are committed to helping you get your life back on track after your accident.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Wyoming and need an experienced attorney for your personal injury claim, contact The Advocates law office today for a free consultation.

The Next Steps In Your Case


Immediately after your accident, check for injuries

Hire Attorney

Contact The Advocates as soon as possible to begin the road to recovery


Seek medical attention as soon as you can

Medical Records

Keep track of any and all treatment you receive during recovery

Treatment Completed

Once you've completed treatment, your case can move forward


Your Advocate will send a demand letter to the other party

Frequently Asked Questions

Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex. Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.

The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.

Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees when you hire The Advocates.

Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. You will not pay us unless we win your case, and you receive a settlement.

Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.

In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.

When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.

In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.

A Team of Legal Professionals Assigned to Your Case

For nearly 30 years, The Advocates personal injury law firm has helped thousands of victims receive the compensation and care they deserve after their accidents, and we are prepared to do the same for you. 

We can help you:

  • Understand the claims process
  • Investigate your accident
  • Build your case
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters
  • Take your case to court if necessary

You only pay if we win your case!

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Wyoming Pedestrian Accident Statistics

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Where are pedestrian accidents most likely to occur?

Wyoming pedestrian accident statistics

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Common causes of pedestrian accidents

  • Speeding: The faster a motorist is traveling, the less reaction time they give themselves when a hazard becomes present. Speeding also increases the risk of serious injuries or death
  • Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol creates a danger to everyone on the road
  • Distracted driving and/or walking: Cell phone use, fiddling with music, and other activities can cause both drivers and pedestrians to become distracted from their surroundings
  • Failure to yield right-of-way: Drivers should yield to pedestrians at crosswalks, while pedestrians should yield when crossing at non-crosswalk locations
  • Poor visibility: When pedestrians walk at night or in areas with low visibility, it increases their chances of being hit by a car
  • Pedestrians walking unsafely: Pedestrians should use sidewalks when possible and walk against the flow of traffic

Common pedestrian accident injuries 

Depending on the severity of the accident, pedestrian injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. It is not uncommon for injured pedestrians to suffer:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Internal organ damage
  • Lacerations and bruising
Common Injuries

Wyoming Pedestrian Laws

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Where can pedestrians cross the street?

State law states that pedestrians may cross the street in the following locations:

  • At a marked crosswalk
  • At an unmarked crosswalk (typically at intersections with a sidewalk on either side)
  • Using a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing

If a pedestrian crosses the street at any point besides a crosswalk, they must yield the right-of-way to motor vehicles.

Pedestrians may not cross the street diagonally unless permitted by traffic signals. They also may not cross at a non-crosswalk location between two intersections ruled by traffic signals.

Drivers must yield to blind pedestrians (identifiable by the presence of a white cane or service dog) at all times.

Where should pedestrians walk when there is no sidewalk?

Pedestrians and those in wheelchairs should always use the sidewalk when possible and practicable. When a sidewalk is not present, pedestrians should:

  • Walk on the shoulder of the road, as far from the roadway as possible
  • Walk against traffic (usually the left side of the road)
  • Strive to remain as visible as possible– wear bright and/or reflective clothing, especially at night
  • Yield to all vehicles upon the roadway

The best way to prevent motor vehicle accidents is for everyone on the road- drivers and pedestrians alike- to stay aware of their surroundings and behave as predictably as possible.

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Hipster rides e-scooter on the sidewalk

Who can use the sidewalk besides pedestrians?

There are no state laws restricting bicycles or other vehicles, such as scooters or mopeds, from riding on the sidewalks.

Many municipalities, however, have their own ordinances regarding this issue, such as Cheyenne, where riding on sidewalks is prohibited in the central business district.

What is the statute of limitations for a pedestrian accident?

For any personal injury case, a plaintiff only has a certain amount of time to file their claim. After that time period is up, they lose their right of action. This is referred to as the statute of limitations.

In Wyoming, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is 4 years. However, it is a good idea to file your claim much sooner than that. Personal injury cases can take a long time to settle, so it is a good idea to give yourself as much time as possible before the statute of limitations is up. As soon as you think you may have a case, contact a personal injury lawyer so they may begin working on your claim.

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When Should I Hire a Wyoming Pedestrian Accident Attorney?

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you likely have a lot on your plate– it may feel like life will never go back to normal. Additionally, you may be unsure of what steps to take next for your accident claim.

Insurance companies will often do whatever they can to avoid offering you the compensation you deserve. They may try to diminish the severity of your injuries or deny liability altogether. Attempting to fight these multibillion-dollar companies on your own can be stressful and detrimental to your recovery.

The personal injury attorneys with The Advocates have years of experience negotiating with insurance providers and fighting for our clients’ rights. Our legal professionals are standing by to take care of the claims process for you, so you can focus on feeling better.

We will be there for you every step of the way– our goal is always to protect your best interests. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. You deserve an attorney who will fight for you. You deserve an Advocate.


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