Accidents involving pedestrians can result in serious injuries, often to the person or people on foot. The injuries that people can sustain in pedestrian accidents can range from minor bruises and bumps to more serious When pedestrians and motor vehicles share the road, there are invariably going to be accidents. injuries such as fractures or spinal injuries. When pedestrian accidents occur due to the negligence of others, victims may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Damages available in a pedestrian accident case may include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, or lost wages, among others. Establishing legal liability in a pedestrian accident case can be very difficult, and have the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney can increase your chances of obtaining a favorable result in your case. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated personal injury attorneys who work hard to ensure that our clients receive the compensation that they deserve.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 4,280 pedestrian fatalities and another 70,000 injuries due to accidents in 2010 alone. Fortunately for pedestrians, there are concrete steps that you can take to reduce your risk in being involved in a pedestrian accident. Some ways that pedestrians can stay safe when walking include taking the following steps:
- Only cross streets at designated crosswalks.
- Be especially careful at intersections in which drivers may fail to yield to pedestrians crossing the street.
- When walking at night, increase your visibility by wearing brightly colored or reflective clothing, or carrying a flashlight.
- Always walk on the sidewalk, and if there is not one available, walk facing the direction of oncoming traffic.
Unfortunately, even when people are as safe as possible, accidents can still occur. A Brooks pedestrian accident attorney can help you hold the people responsible for your injuries liable.
Contact a Brooks pedestrian accident attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith immediately. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping people injured by the negligence of others recover. We understand how injuries can affect people’s lives, and work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the best settlement or award possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Fayette County Pedestrian attorneys, call us today at (770) 487-8999.