Pedestrian accidents may be the result of an adult or child being run over or hit by a negligent or distracted driver. The most common location these type of accidents occur is on streets, in parking lots or in front of driveways.
Examples of negligent or distracted driving include a driver:
- Failing to pay attention.
- Operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Failing to yield at a crosswalk or other pedestrian right-of-way areas.
- Not following posted speed limits for residential, school or also, construction areas.
Injured by a negligent or distracted driver? Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys is so ready to represent you in your time of need. So, make one call to schedule an initial free consultation today!
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
The statistics around pedestrian accident injuries are alarming. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 5,376 U.S. pedestrian accident fatalities in 2015. That same year there were also 70,000 non-fatal U.S. pedestrian accidents. NHTSA further reported fatalities were the highest among those between 45 – 59 years old and injuries were highest among those between 10 – 20 years old. These reported pedestrian accidents do not include any that took place on private property, such as in a parking lot or a residential driveway.
Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrian accidents can have minor or serious consequences. Minor personal injuries could include a few scrapes or bruises. Examples of more serious injuries are:
- Head injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Mental distress or emotional damage
- Temporary incapacitation
After you contact our personal injury law firm, we will evaluate your accident claim to help determine if you or your loved one may be entitled to compensation for injuries suffered, missed work, medical expenses and also, possible funeral expenses.
So, call today to set up a free case evaluation, or submit an online form now explaining any injuries resulting from your pedestrian accident. Day or night, we are ready to help you get the most compensation you deserve!