Every year, approximately 100,000 cases in the United States involve pedestrians getting injured or killed by a negligent driver. It is important for pedestrians to be cautious where there is traffic, in the majority of cases, the pedestrians are not at fault in any way.
Accidents involving pedestrians can be very serious and should be medically and illegally addressed right away. Drivers are expected to pay attention and avoid hitting other cars, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Whether you were hit in a crosswalk or while chasing an object into the street, you deserve the best representation and maximum compensation for your injuries.
In many cases, the driver of a vehicle is at fault due to their negligence. The legal standard for proving negligence is showing that the driver failed to exercise reasonable care to the pedestrian and that that failure resulted in the pedestrian’s injuries. Examples of negligent behavior include running a stop sign or red light, texting while driving, or failing to give pedestrians the right of way on the street.
If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, you are eligible to claim compensation for the damage and harm caused by the accident. You are most likely suffering from a range of injuries, some minor and others quite serious. Many pedestrian accidents result in injuries including broken or fractured bones, permanent disability, head injuries, and even death.