Pedestrian accidents often produce more catastrophic injuries than a standard car crash due to the pedestrian’s complete lack of physical protection. Sadly, those who get from place to place on foot have very limited options when it comes to protecting themselves.
Speeding and distracted drivers are a danger to everyone on the roadway, particularly to those who are already vulnerable. Pedestrian accidents are the cause of one-fifth of all traffic fatalities in children under 14 and teenagers make up the largest percentage of pedestrian deaths overall.
Pedestrian accidents can result in serious and life-threatening injuries. The most common injuries related to pedestrian accidents include:
Pedestrians can also be hit while crossing alleyways, in parking lots, or anywhere else people and vehicles share the same space. Working with a pedestrian accident attorney to review your case is an important component of establishing a driver’s negligence and collecting the financial compensation you are entitled to for your losses.