Pedestrian accidents cause 60,000 wrongful deaths every year and another 100,000 people suffer personal injury after being struck by cars. With distracted drivers, drunk-drivers and drivers under the influence (DUI) of drugs on the road, pedestrian accidents can happen at any time.
Some common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- A driver failing to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
- Hit-and-run accidents.
- A driver not making a complete stop.
You should always be careful when walking near roads, especially in urban areas. Crossing the street is not the only way you can be hit by a vehicle. You may be struck from behind, while walking or standing on a sidewalk.
Pedestrian accidents often result in broken bones, they also can leave you with serious and catastrophic injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
As a pedestrian, you should always be aware of your surroundings and know that you could be hit by a car at any time.
Like all the cases I take, Pedestrian Accidents cases are handled on a contingency basis with no obligation or fee for the first consultation.