Pedestrian Accidents and victims of drunk drivers:
While pedestrians have a great deal of control over their safety, the momentary lack of attentiveness can lead to serious injury or even death. As adults, we hammer into our children the maxim that one must look both ways before crossing the street. However, many adult pedestrians are struck by cars every year – and sadly, many children as well.
There are many reasons for pedestrian accidents, including ignoring traffic signals, jaywalking, chasing something which has gone out into the street such as a pet or toy. Other causes may include chasing a child who has pursued a pet or toy into the street or walking on high speed or limited-access highways. How many times have you seen a jogger on a narrow road with an iPod attached to their ears? The jogger may not hear an approaching car, or when jogging at night and lighting is poor visibility is limited. These scenarios can be a recipe for disaster.
Unfortunately, drivers are also less attentive these days with the advent of complex automobile stereo systems, cell phone use, and navigational equipment causing a distraction. Drivers may disregard a crosswalk or a traffic control signal, particularly one related to pedestrian traffic.
Sadly, not all drivers remember to stop or are simply in a hurry and decide to disregard the flashing red lights on a stopped school bus.
Tragically, drunk drivers also pose a high risk to pedestrian safety with the possibility of losing control and driving onto sidewalks or through storefronts, causing injury or death.
When a pedestrian is struck by thousands of pounds of metal going even as low as 10 miles per hour, serious injury or even death are inevitable. Head injuries, as well as broken bones and severe emotional trauma often follow such accidents.
You need legal advice if you or a loved one receive an injury as a pedestrian. Regardless of the circumstances, call us for a free, no-obligation consultation regarding this severe type of accident. If there is any possible legal claim, you need legal advice immediately to ensure all witnesses can be identified and all evidence preserved. Seek medical attention immediately, but be sure to call us before you call the insurance company! A consultation is free and will only take a short amount of time. You owe it to yourself and your family to get legal advice before talking to an insurance adjuster. Remember that an insurance company is in business to make money, not to protect you and your family from financial distress and catastrophic consequences. The insurance company has a team of lawyers whose sole mission is to defend the at-fault driver and to pay you as little as possible. Indeed, the adjuster may express condolences on a human level, but it's his or her job to minimize your recovery. You owe it to yourself and your family to call us to protect your rights!
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