Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Crossing the street when walking can be a very dangerous thing to do as pedestrian accidents and hit and runs of walkers is on the rise according to Pedestrian Accident Lawyers. One reason why the risk for pedestrians continues to increase in the U.S. is the relatively new phenomenon known simply as “Distracted Driving.” It is reaching epidemic levels with motorists. More and more people out walking their dogs, jogging or just enjoying a brisk walk through their neighborhoods are being struck my motor vehicles. Unfortunately, people typically incur very severe damages when they are struck or run over by a car.
What is Distracted Driving and Why Does it Cause so Many Accidents and Injuries?
The term, “Distracted Driver” refers to a driver of a motor vehicle who is not paying attention to the safety condition of the road because they are reading text messages, talking on the phone, working on their IPads, etc. The advent of cellular phones and complex navigation devices, as well as in-car entertainment systems, has made it much more dangerous for those navigating streets by foot. In fact, approximately 90,000 Americans are injured in pedestrian accidents on an annual basis, and a further 25,000 are killed. This equates to 1 pedestrian accident occurring every eight minutes. In addition to driver distraction, reckless or dangerous driving, inattentive driving, and driving while under the influence are also responsible for causing pedestrian accidents. As pedestrians are afforded no manner of protection in these accidents, the injuries sustained are often very serious, and can lead to life-altering consequences for the victim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is in your best interest to contact one of our attorneys who can assist you in your case. They can provide you with legal representation that is designed to obtain suitable compensation for the injuries sustained by you or your loved one.
The experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in our office have a proven track record of success prosecuting drivers who hit pedestrians. We can prosecute claims for distracted driving and other circumstances which may have contributed to your injuries. In addition, we are extremely familiar with all aspects of personal injury cases, and we can ensure that the pedestrian injured will benefit from our experience and skill to help after the accident. Contact our office today, and we will investigate your accident and build a case that can substantially improve your chances of a resolution that compensates in full for the injuries you have suffered in your accident.
Injured in a pedestrian accident? Contact our Lawyers for legal help in seeking compensation from the party responsible.