Due to the size of our country, our society in America is built on quick and easy transportation that is able to cover long distances. Cars and trucks are staples of our lives, and most of us can’t imagine trying to go about our daily business without one. Unfortunately, because of the amount of vehicles on the roads of America, pedestrians are at a great risk of becoming involved in vehicle-related accidents. Whether it’s collateral damage in a vehicle collision or being hit by an oncoming vehicle, pedestrians suffer a vast amount of serious injuries and deaths because of being involved in vehicle-related accidents.
One of the most dangerous injuries that can be suffered by a pedestrian is a traumatic brain injury. Because the brain is the most vital organ the human body possesses, these injuries can have a severe impact on the health and quality of life of victims. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a pedestrian, you could be entitled to recover your medical or other expenses. The best way to determine if you are entitled to compensation is to schedule a consultation with the experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible.
What Precautions can I Take to Protect Myself as a Pedestrian?
You can reduce the risk to yourself from suffering a traumatic brain injury in a vehicle-related accident by:
- Obeying all traffic signs and signals.
- Stopping at road crossing and staying observant.
- Crossing at crosswalks and not running haphazardly into the street to cross.
- Always walking on sidewalks.
- Making eye contact to be sure drivers in stopped vehicles see you.
- Wearing brightly colored or reflective clothing or accessories when near the road at times of day or weather when there is no or poor lighting.
Contact a Coweta County traumatic brain injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our traumatic brain injury attorneys, please call our office today at (770) 487-8999.