Pedestrian Accidents

Roadways are shared by many different entities such as cars, trucks, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Each has a responsibility to operate safely and legally, though those with larger, faster, or more dangerous vehicles must use extra caution.

Accidents involving cars and pedestrians often result in severe injuries. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrian fatalities due to traffic crashes. Most of these accidents occur in urban areas at night. Almost half (48%) of crashes that resulted in pedestrian deaths involved alcohol. Higher vehicle speeds increase the likelihood of a pedestrian being struck by a car and the severity of their resulting injury. A pedestrian accident attorney can help you to recover from your injury.

Who Is Most at Risk?

Unfortunately, when a car and a pedestrian collide, the pedestrian has no protection. Due to this, injuries are almost always severe and one-sided. They include:

  • Amputations
  • Broken Bones
  • Coma
  • Contusions (Bruises)
  • Dental or Facial Injuries
  • Eye Injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Though pedestrians could carry some of the responsibility for a crash, many drivers act negligently, failing to uphold their responsibility to drive safety.

Common causes of car-pedestrian collisions include:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Illegally Parked Cars Making It Difficult to See Pedestrians
  • Intoxicated Driving
  • Right Turns in Crosswalks
  • Running Red Lights

It is important to note that the location of crosswalks and the design of the road can also contribute to pedestrian accidents.

What Can You Do If a Vehicle Has Struck You?

Not only do these injuries often cause severe pain and suffering, they can also have a large financial impact due to overwhelming medical bills and expenses. Filing a personal injury lawsuit with the help of an experienced pedestrian accident attorney can help to offset that great financial burden. At The Wright Law Firm, our experienced injury lawyers can help. We will investigate the collision to determine who is at fault and will work to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Contact The Wright Law Firm today for a free consultation.

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