Personal Injury Resulting From Pedestrian Accidents
Injuries to pedestrians which are caused by motor vehicles can have extremely devastating consequences such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. They can even result in the wrongful death of a loved one. Even when the vehicle is moving at slow speeds the damage can be severe. If you or someone you know has been injured as a pedestrian you may be entitled to financial compensation to help cover medical costs and other problems caused by the accident. Skilled legal assistance from a personal injury attorney at our firm is wisely sought under such circumstances. We will meet with you immediately and evaluate your personal situation so we can knowledgeably advise you on what actions to take for the best possible outcome. It is important that you do not hesitate to contact us. Matters of evidence and witnesses should be addressed as close to the actual accident as possible.
Common Causes for Pedestrian Accidents
The increased use of cell phones has made it more possible for drivers to be distracted when driving. Texting while driving, answering phone calls, even talking to another passenger in the car can slow the reaction time of the driver. Poorly maintained or defective brakes can result in inaccurate prediction by the driver when braking. Sometimes, poor signage or road conditions and bad weather conditions can contribute to accidents.
Drunk driving accidents often injure pedestrians as well as other drivers. Drivers have certain responsibilities when they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. When they fail to exercise their responsibility and it results in injuries to a pedestrian, they should be held to account for that. A committed personal injury lawyer from our firm will fight for your rights in a pedestrian accident. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, or know someone who has, contact a personal injury lawyer at our offices today for a free, initial consultation.