When pedestrians are involved in traffic accidents, their injuries can be devastating. Of the 65,000 pedestrians injured in traffic accidents in 2014,1 a significant number were hurt by the negligence of motorists. Some examples of driver negligence that can cause accidents with pedestrians include speeding, ignoring stop lights or stop signs, not yielding to pedestrians within crosswalks, and driving drunk. Regardless of the specific reason, when pedestrian accidents are caused by legal negligence, victims are often entitled to significant compensation for their losses, such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life.
The human body is no match for a car, truck, or motorcycle. As a result, when pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles, the injuries they sustain are often extremely severe. In some cases, pedestrians who are involved in traffic accidents have their lives permanently altered and may never be able to live independently again. Some of the more common injuries sustained in serious pedestrian accidents include the following:
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be wondering whether you should hire an attorney to help you recover for your injuries, especially if you have already been contacted by an insurance company offering to settle your case and send you a check. There are a few reasons why you should definitely call an attorney after an accident an prior to accepting any settlement offer you receive. Some of these reasons include the following:
A pedestrian accident can leave you injured and unable to work for weeks, months, or even years. To ensure that your legal rights are fully protected, victims should call an attorney as soon as possible.
Mr. Williams handles each case personally. We take a personal interest in each of our clients’ lives because we understand how these injuries affect the victims and their families. Let us handle your claims so you can concentrate on healing.
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