Pedestrian Accidents

Each year in the United States there are over 100,000 accidents involving pedestrians, with over half of these accidents resulting in the death of the pedestrian.  The majority of pedestrian accidents occur in the late afternoon and involve children on their way home from school.  Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents include:

  • A child unintentionally running out in front of a car
  • Speeding
  • Drivers being pre-occupied or not paying close enough attention
  • Drivers failing to obey pedestrian right of ways
  • Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Pedestrian accidents affect not only the person involved but also the family of the person that was injured.  Many common injuries due to pedestrian accidents include:

  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent disability
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Mental distress
  • Death

It is important for you to seek quality legal assistance if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident yourself or are a family member of someone harmed in a pedestrian accident.  An experienced lawyer will seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries, stress, medical costs or any other damages and expenses that resulted from the accident.  If you are relative of someone killed in a pedestrian accident, a lawyer will seek compensation for you in a wrongful death case.

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