Injured in a Pedestrian Accident?
Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Durham
Car and truck drivers are responsible for maintaining a safe distance from pedestrians who are walking alongside a roadway, in a crosswalk, or in a parking lot. However, neglectful drivers often do not notice pedestrians. In these instances, serious consequences can occur. If you followed all traffic laws but were struck by a motor vehicle, chances are you were not at fault.
If you suffered injuries while walking responsibly on the sidewalk or crossing the street, Don Strickland may be able to help you recover financial compensation for:
- EMedical treatment, surgeries, hospital bills, and other future treatments
- ELost wages
- EDiminished earning capacity
- EPhysical pain
- EMental suffering and other emotional damages
- EPermanent or partial loss of use of a body part
- EScarring and disfigurement
- ELoss of enjoyment of life
Can the Pedestrian Be at Fault in a Car Pedestrian Accident?
While a motorist should always yield the right of way to a pedestrian, it doesn’t mean that in the event of an accident the pedestrian can’t be found to be at least partially responsible for an accident. Some of the most common situations where this can happen is:
- EA pedestrian was jaywalking
- EA pedestrian was crossing against the traffic signal
- EA pedestrian was walking where pedestrian access is clearly not allowed
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to speak to an attorney about your rights and options today.
Common Examples of Pedestrian Accidents & Injuries
Pedestrian accidents are, unfortunately, very frequent in North Carolina and across America. Because of the size and speed of motor vehicles, these accidents can cause serious harm.
Common vehicle-pedestrian collisions include:
- Bumper impact — A car’s bumper can break a pedestrian’s legs or ankles, and cause spinal cord trauma and brain injuries.
- Hood and windshield impact — If you land on a car or other vehicle, back and head injuries are common, sometimes resulting in paralysis and permanent disability.
- Run over — These can be the most harmful accidents, causing multiple broken bones, internal bleeding, brain injuries and possibly death.
Contact Experienced Counsel if You Were Injured When Walking.
If you have suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence, set up an initial consultation with Don Strickland. He works hard to ensure that you are fully compensated for your losses.