When you have been injured as a pedestrian by the careless or negligent act of a motor vehicle operator, you need an experienced personal injury attorney that will help you pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries. The losses that can be sustained in a pedestrian accident can be extremely substantial and life-threatening. These injuries sustained may leave you out of work for long periods of time, or require long-term medical care, or a life with excruciating daily pain. These injuries can also develop over time. Therefore, it is imperative to seek legal counsel to protect and pursue your rights to just compensation.
We aggressively protect the rights of people who have been injured as pedestrians, handling all types of cases, including:
- Injuries sustained in crosswalks
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Injuries suffered in parking lots, on parking ramps, in private drives or on other private property
- Injuries caused by out-of-control vehicles on sidewalks, in yards or other locations
- Injuries suffered on skates, skateboards, scooters or bicycles
- Accidents involving some negligence on the part of the injured pedestrian
When a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the consequences are often devastating for the pedestrian. Typical types of injuries that arise out of pedestrian-auto accidents include:
- Soft-tissue damage
- Broken bones
- Amputation or loss of limb
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) tells us that pedestrian accidents are the cause of more than 4,000 deaths each year. They are also the cause of over 70,000 injuries. The top causes for pedestrian accidents include:
- Failure to Stop
- Distracted, Drunk or Impaired Driving
- Public Transportation (Buses)
- Illegal Turns
- Pedestrian Negligence
It is important in these cases to work closely with physicians to document your injuries properly. These injuries can worsen over time, even more so than was originally expected. You should be knowledgeable about insurance coverage and issues that may arise. Seeking legal assistance will help ensure you get the most out of all the available insurance, whether it is the driver’s policy, property insurance, or your personal auto and health insurance.
The use of forensic investigators is sometimes necessary for establishing a case. Identifying witnesses and using photographic and video evidence can be essential to the laying the foundation of your claim.For more information regarding a pedestrian accident please contact us at 512-472-7799.