It seems that these days there's no respect for pedestrians. Especially in suburban towns, not having a car is not seen as a choice but as a sign of status. If one doesn't have a car, it's because they obviously can't afford one. Of course, that isn't always the case. Some people simply prefer to walk for the sake of keeping healthy or because in some instances, a car is simply unnecessary. Luckily for pedestrians, there are many regulations and laws and traffic signs to keep them safe. But that doesn't always mean they will be.
Have you or someone you know been struck by a car while walking? Contact a pedestrian accident attorney in your local area today!
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 59,000 pedestrians are injured each year. This includes the possibility of being struck by a car. Being hit by a car is one of the worst things that can possible happen in terms of a personal injury because there's really no way to prepare for it.
Injuries that can come from being hit by a car are:
Unless a pedestrian is blatantly jaywalking in the middle of a busy street, it can be hard to imagine not being able to avoid hitting someone with a car. The truth is that we live in a very distracted world. The driver could have been intoxicated, texting while driving or simply preoccupied with something other than driving when the accident occurred.
The injuries above could be life changing and painful. Some may have no remedy at all and could drag on for years. Aside from the emotional and physical pain that can come with any of the listed injuries, they can also be very expensive. These injuries could make it difficult to work at a proper schedule or even work at all. The lost time at work mixed with the expensive medical bills could become a big financial obstacle that could take years to overcome. Nobody should have to pay for someone else's negligence.
If you or someone you know was hit by a car and injured while walking, you may be entiled legal compensation. Contact a pedestrian accident attorney in your local area today!