Walking is an extremely healthy and efficient way to get from place to place, and those of us who live in large cities understand that sometimes being a pedestrian is a necessity. It saves money that may otherwise be spent on gas or parking, and in some cases may save us time and may simply be easier than driving a car. Unfortunately, however, walking on sidewalks or streets can create a significant risk of a person being involved in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injury, as pedestrians do not enjoy the protections offered by the body of a vehicle. When pedestrians are involved in accidents, they often incur significant medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, or lost wages as a result. It is therefore extremely important that anyone who is involved in a pedestrian accident retain the services of an experienced Fayette County personal injury attorney as soon as possible The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated injury advocates who understand how important it is for victims to receive compensation for their injuries, and work hard to obtain the highest possible settlement or award.
Pedestrian accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, which can range from minor to severe. When injuries are particularly significant, a person may require long-term medical care and also may not be able to live independently. Some of the most common injuries that result from a pedestrian accident include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Neurological damage
There are many other injuries that could potentially result from a pedestrian accident, and it is important that anyone who is involved in an accident undergo a thorough medical evaluation.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping people who have been injured in pedestrian accidents recover. We will consult with you at no charge to help you determine whether and against whom you may have a legal claim. In order to schedule your free consultation, call us today at (770) 487-8999.