Approximately 70,000 pedestrians are injured and 5,000 pedestrians are killed in accidents involving motor vehicles each year in the United States. Pedestrian accidents regularly occur due to motor vehicle drivers not being vigilant in maintaining a lookout for walkers, runners, rollerbladers, skateboarders, and bicyclists. These accidents take place despite the caution generally exercised by pedestrians.
The severe, debilitating and potentially permanent injuries that arise from pedestrian accidents with an automobile, motorcycle or commercial truck, may result in significant financial losses to the individuals involved and their families. However, the law provides an injured person with the right to recover his or her damages from the responsible party. Such damages include, but may not be limited to, medical expenses, lost wages, funeral expenses and other economic losses. Individuals may also be entitled to recover for the pain and suffering caused by their injuries and treatment.
Families of pedestrian accidents may be left dealing with mounting medical medical bills which can be a very daunting task, and leave you pondering the uncertainty of how you will be able to manage. Adding to this uncertainty, most pedestrian accident victims also find themselves loosing essential wages, due to time missed from work while recovering. We urge you to protect your rights by seeking professional legal advice, and let your voice be heard.
When pursuing a pedestrian accident liability claim, we will address all important issues that should be taken into consideration when pursuing a personal injury claim, including:
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