Pedestrian accidents in the United States happen too often for comfort.
The numbers are staggeringly scary. Drivers are, by law, expected to exhibit reasonable caution when driving regarding pedestrians near or on the road. Failure to do so constitutes negligence. Pedestrians also have a responsibility in using reasonable discretion when out in public and near vehicles. As a pedestrian, you cannot control the cars on the road. Therefore, one must always be aware of your surroundings. Similarly, as a driver, you cannot control any pedestrians; the only thing you can control is your mindfulness of where you are. Pedestrians include those who walk, jog, hike and even construction workers along the road. All should exercise caution when near roads because they are particularly vulnerable in accidents with motor vehicles due to lack of any structural defense.
When an accident occurs, many aspects of one’s life may be affected.
Be it, sadly, loss of life left with a grieving family, loss of income due to an inability to work while injured, or financial loss due to medical bills. While the victim may be unable to return to work, additional expenses and pain and suffering that results from the accident may accrue.
If you were recently involved in a pedestrian accident, we at Raynes Erickson are here for you.
Contact us regarding help with possible restitution for you or a family suffering the loss of a loved one. We are here to listen, and we can help.
If you or a loved one are a victim of a pedestrian accident, it is essential that you seek medical counsel immediately if you are experiencing any pain or suffering.
Please contact our office and speak with a member of our firm.
Competent client representation and compassionate concern are what we at Raynes Erickson offer to you and your loved ones. It is important to us because we know it is important to you to be properly represented and fully compensated for any loss suffered. Contact us today for a free, no obligation, confidential legal consultation.