Were you hit by a car?
Pedestrians being hit by cars are a rising problem. Unfortunately, fatalities among pedestrians being hit by cars are also currently on the rise. That is why Lerner and Rowe is available 24/7 for injury victims.
If you or a loved one is injured because you have been hit by a car in a pedestrian accident, seek help from our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys to recover compensation for medical costs and other damages.
Why Are Pedestrians Hit by Cars?
While pedestrians should always look out for cars while in the streets, most people hit by cars are unable to avoid the accident, even when they are following the law and all posted safety signs and signals. Many pedestrian accidents are the fault of drivers who are:
- Driving recklessly and speeding
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to pay attention or driving while distracted
If you or a loved one has been hit by a car through no fault of your own, you will need a pedestrian accident attorney to help you sort out the details of who was at fault and collect compensation for your medical bills, as well as pain and suffering.
What Is a Non-Fatal Pedestrian Accident?
In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that there were 70,000 non-fatal U.S. pedestrian accidents. Non-fatal pedestrian accidents may involve minor scrapes and bruises or serious life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one has been hit by a car and suffered injuries, you should seek the guidance of a qualified pedestrian accident attorney.
Even non-fatal pedestrian accidents can include very serious, life altering injuries that may affect you or your loved one emotionally, financially, or physically. Life altering injuries likely to be sustained when hit by a car include:
- Head injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Long-term mental distress or emotional damage
- Temporary incapacitation
Pedestrian accident injuries that result in a serious personal injury should not be taken lightly. Right after an accident you should seek medical attention for injuries suffered. Then, you are encouraged to contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Call us today toll-free at 844-977-1900, or fill out the online form to meet with a qualified pedestrian accident attorney.